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9:01 am
Mon January 7, 2013

Bluegrass Center Close to $3 Million Goal

Officials say private fundraising for a planned Bluegrass Music Center in Owensboro is going well.  International Bluegrass Music Museum co-founder Terry Woodward says the drive has received just over 2 and a half million dollars in pledges and expects to reach its $7 million goal. The money will be used to turn an old state office building in Owensboro into a bluegrass center that will include a museum, an indoor theater and outdoor festival seating.

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Culture
2:59 pm
Fri January 4, 2013

Lyon County Prepares For Alcohol Vote

Complicated alcohol laws are on the Lyon County's judge executive's mind if his county passes an alcohol referendum later this month. Elected leaders and residents met with Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control representatives yesterday to learn about the potential impact of the upcoming wet/dry vote there.

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Culture
3:16 pm
Wed December 26, 2012

The Meaning of Kwanzaa

Credit officialkwanzaawebsite.org

Click here to download the mp3.

Recorded in December 2007

Since its creation in 1966, African Americans have celebrated their cultural heritage with the celebration of Kwanzaa, which derives from Swahili phrase meaning "First Fruits." Dr. Brian Clardy and Dr. Debbie Owens explain the origins of the week long celebration and the seven associated principles.

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Jazz
9:30 pm
Wed December 19, 2012

A Cafe Jazz Conversation with Pianist Taylor Eigsti

Café Jazz host Dr. Brian Clardy recently spoke with jazz pianist Taylor Eigsti, for A Café Jazz Christmas with Brian Clardy (aired: 12/19 at 9 p.m.). They talk about Taylor's influences, memories of Dave Brubeck and improving as a young musician into adulthood. Taylor began studying the piano at the age of four and recorded his first album at the age of 14, titled Tays Groove. He was recently nominated for two Grammy Awards and lives in New York City. Brian spoke with Taylor Eigsti over the phone.

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Culture
8:43 am
Wed December 19, 2012

KY Has New Travel Resources

Credit wikipedia.co

A new guide and smartphone app is now available to help people pinpoint Kentucky tourism hot spots. The Travel and Tourism Department has made its 2013 Kentucky Official Visitor’s Guide available at welcome centers throughout the state, and the Kentucky Historical Society has released its latest installment of its free smartphone app Explore Kentucky History guiding people through historical markers all over the Commonwealth.

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Commentary
6:30 am
Tue December 18, 2012

We Need to Talk...About Sensible Gun Control

It’s time for those of us who enjoy shooting to lead the push for sensible gun and ammo and magazine laws, for closing loopholes, and for more energetic enforcement of existing gun laws. For too long there has been no debate about guns in this country. That was allowed to happen because people were choosing sides and thinking the other side was unreasonable. Those who wanted more control thought of gun owners as holding the view that no laws should ever be passed restricting gun access in any way, period. On the other hand, gun owners and users have looked at those wanting some controls as if all they wanted was to take everyone’s guns away.

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Culture
11:53 am
Fri December 14, 2012

Silver Trail Distiller Balentine Talks Moonshine

Spencer Balentine

Hear Balentine's interview on Sounds Good.

Spencer Balentine is owner and head distiller of Silver Trail Distillery in Marshall County. He makes old-fashioned whiskey moonshine, based on a family recipe. Balentine’s product won the 2012 SIP Award for Best Whiskey Moonshine, and his “LBL Moonshine” has recently been picked up by a national distributor.

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Culture
8:09 am
Tue December 11, 2012

Family to Restore Utica Historic Cemetery

Credit biography.com

A Daviess County family is planning to restore a cemetery in Utica that’s the resting place for a Revolutionary War soldier who was friends with Thomas Jefferson. Charles Evans says he plans to set the tombstones back up in the family plot south of Owensboro and fence it off. He also plans on applying for a historical marker. Evans’ great-great-great grandfather was Capt. Benjamin Field who was commissioned as a captain in the American Revolution by Jefferson.

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Culture
9:00 am
Sun December 9, 2012

Master, Apprentice Make Bentwood Willow Chairs

Justin Roberts works on a willow chair.
Whitney Jones

In a small workshop filled with tree limbs, Justin Roberts bends, hammers and pieces together chairs made from willow wood. He has been fascinated with willow furniture since his childhood, but little did he know that George Beard, the man whose willow furniture shop he often passed, would one day be teaching him the trade.

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Culture
3:57 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

Tenn. Gov. Declares Today 'Pearl Harbor Day'

The U. S. S. California sinking at Pearl Harbor.
Credit Wikimedia Commons

Gov. Bill Haslam is designating Dec. 7 "Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day" in Tennessee.

On December 7, 1941, more than 3,500 Americans serving in the United States military stationed at Pearl Harbor were killed or wounded in a surprise attack by Japan.

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