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Cookie Contest
2:42 am
Sun September 16, 2012

WKMS Sounds Good Cookie Bake Off (Recipes Included)

Susie Fenwick of Water Valley, Jessica Evans of Murray, Patricia Carrico of Paducah, Barbara Cox of Cadiz, and Erin Carrico of Murray - Our Five Finalists!

The WKMS Sounds Good Cookie Contest Bake-Off was Saturday, September 15, 2012 in the food preparation laboratories of Murray State's Nutrition, Dietetics and Foot Management Program. Five finalists baked. Judges Kathy Timmons, Anne Newberry and Cadelia Turpin selected winners as follows: 1st: Patricia Carrico's French Cream Wafers; 2nd: Barbara Cox's Double Chocolate Dream Cookies; and 3rd: Jessica Evans' Macadamia Cookies with Lemon and White Chocolate. The top three cookie bakers received Gift Certificates from Elements of Murray. All finalists received autographed copies of Lynne Rosetto Kasper's book A Summertime Grilling Guide from the Splendid Table. WKMS received 23 recipe entries in its first cookie contest.

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Culture
9:48 pm
Sat September 15, 2012

Speaker's Corner: Berry Craig's keynote address at MSU History Dept. Hammack Banquet

Todd Hatton

At the 11th Annual Murray State University Department of History Dr. James Hammack Memorial Scholarship Banquet, author, educator, and historian Berry Craig delivered the keynote address, sharing stories of the politics and politicians who made Kentucky what it is today, as well as his remembrances of his former teacher, the late Dr. James Hammack.

Culture
12:21 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

Jennifer Brown on Rural Journalism and "Troublemaker" Reporters

Jennifer P. Brown
http://irjci.blogspot.com

Jennifer P. Brown knows how interesting, quirky, terrible and inspiring life in rural western Kentucky can be. Brown has been on the Kentucky New Era newspaper staff for over 20 years, and currently serves as the paper’s opinion editor. She’s covered a little bit of everything, from criminals to tornadoes to political races to homeless folks. She’s also a Hopkinsville native with strong family ties to the region. In July, Brown received the Al Smith Award for Public Service ...

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Culture
8:32 am
Mon September 10, 2012

KKK and ACLU Sue Cape Girardeau

rickcross.com

The Ku Klux Klan and the American Civil Liberties Union are suing the City of Cape Girardeau for infringing their First Amendment rights to free speech.  KKK members plan to distribute leaflets in Cape Girardeau on September 28th, but the city’s anti-litter ordinance prohibits placing handbills in or upon vehicles.

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Culture
4:02 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

Organizers Prepare for 25th Annual Pow-Wow in Hopkinsville

The 25th annual intertribal pow-wow is this weekend at the Trail of Tears Commemorative Park in Hopkinsville.  The park is located on a plot of land that served as a temporary home to Cherokee Indians for a short time in the 1830’s when they made their trek from their ancestral homes to Oklahoma. 

The  pow-wow began in 1987 features music, storytelling and native American dancing.  Chad Lampe speaks with Pow-Wow chairman Roger Richey about this year’s events.

Culture
11:03 am
Fri August 31, 2012

Beasts of the Southern Wild at Maiden Alley Cinema

IMDb

This week, Maiden Alley Cinema features the critically acclaimed Beasts of the Southern Wild.  Todd Hatton and Larry Thomas take a look at this story of a girl named Hushpuppy, her family, her home, and the storm that threatens them all.

Culture
10:37 am
Mon August 27, 2012

Public Ceremony Honors Wickliffe Mounds Builders

Artist’s Depiction of Mississippian Village at Wickliffe
heritage.ky.gov

This past week, hundreds gathered at Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site to close a chapter in the Native American history of our region.  They witnessed a ceremony honoring the reburial of the remains of Mississippian-era mound builders who lived in our area almost a thousand years ago.  For over 50 years, the owners of the land that now makes up the historic site displayed them as part of a tourist attraction called Ancient Buried City. 

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Culture
9:45 am
Wed August 22, 2012

Defense Language Institute Instructors Teach Eid al-Fitr to 101st Airborne

Fort Campbell soldiers preparing for upcoming deployments to Afghanistan will be learning about the Islamic holiday Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the month of Ramadan. Thousands of troops from the post are slated to return to Afghanistan this year.  Defense Language Institute instructors will work with U.S. personnel to teach them about the holiday. They will have the traditional meal, along with dancing and rugby. 

Culture
9:26 am
Mon August 20, 2012

Plans for New Fort Campbell Museum Scaled Back

wikipedia.com

An organization trying to raise money to build a new museum at Fort Campbell says it has scaled back plans for the project.  Fort Campbell Historical Foundation Executive Director Robert Nichols says changes in the design will cut the cost for the Wings of Liberty project in half. Originally, the organization had planned a two-floor, 80,000 square-foot structure at a cost of about $40 million.

Culture
9:00 am
Sun August 19, 2012

The Imposter at Maiden Alley Cinema

The Imposter plays this weekend at Paducah’s Maiden Alley Cinema.  It tells the story of a Texas family whose 13-year-old son goes missing only to be found three years later, thousands of miles away in Spain.  Or so it would seem.  Critics have praised the film, calling it “noir-ish” and a “gothic” thriller.  It’s also a true story.  The documentary blends reality and re-creation as those involved related what happened, and how it happened.  Maiden Alley’s Larry Thomas and I take a look at The Imposter.

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