Culture

Restoration & Preservation
3:21 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

Burlesque Makes Comeback in Paducah

iList Paducah

In western Kentucky, burlesque is one of the last art forms you might expect to take root in local conservative culture. But a Metropolis healthcare worker that doubles as a burlesque performer believes otherwise. On May 11th, she produced a burlesque show at Shandie’s Restaurant in Paducah, reviving a bit of the American history as numerous dancers shimmied in corsets.  As Casey Northcutt reports, the show’s dancers moved with passion and dramatic flare as they performed a genre of dance that was popular in the early 20th century. 

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Culture
3:49 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

Metropolis Celebrates 40 Years of Superman

WKMS has been checking in at the Superman Celebration going on in Metropolis this weekend.

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Sports
2:55 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

I'll Have Another Retired; Dullahan New Belmont Favorite

Originally published on Fri June 8, 2012 3:02 pm

Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner I’ll Have Another’s racing career is over.

The colt’s handlers withdrew him from tomorrow’s Belmont Stakes after a swollen tendon was discovered in his left foreleg.     Owner Paul Reddam says he'll be retired. 

I’ll Have Another was the 4-5 favorite to win the Belmont Stakes and become racing’s first Triple Crown winner since 1978.

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Sports
11:43 am
Fri June 8, 2012

I'll Have Another Scratched From Belmont Stakes

Originally published on Fri June 8, 2012 10:57 am

Triple Crown contender I’ll Have Another has been scratched from tomorrow’s Belmont Stakes.

Trainer Doug O’Neill says he pulled the colt from the race after he showed early signs of tendonitis in his left front leg.    O’Neill told radio talk show host Dan Patrick that he’s not sure how I’ll Have Another was injured, but he’s not taking any chances by running him Saturday.

I’ll Have Another was positioned to become racing’s first Triple Crown winner since

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Culture
3:58 pm
Wed June 6, 2012

Metropolis Superman Celebration

Metropolis Illinois’ Superman Celebration begins Thursday afternoon. This is the 40th year since DC Comics allowed the city to call itself the “Hometown of Superman.” 

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History Commentary
1:27 pm
Tue June 5, 2012

Islamism and the First Egyptian Presidential Election

Mosques in Cairo
ThutmoseIII, Wikimedia Commons

Dr. Zackery M. Heern, Assistant Professor of Middle East Studies at Murray State University, gives some historical insight into Islam and Egypt's first presidential election.

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Illinois Civil Unions
2:02 pm
Fri June 1, 2012

Report Highlights Troubles for Illinois Same-Sex Couples

An advocacy group says many same-sex Illinois couples in civil unions have trouble filing joint taxes, getting health benefits for their partners and adopting. 

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Kincaid Mounds
12:12 pm
Fri May 25, 2012

Kincaid Mounds Damage by Possible Looters

Picture of the hole made in the Kincaid Mounds by a possible looter.
Sheila Richey Kincaid Mounds Support Organization

Southern Illinois authorities are investigating damage and possible looting to prehistoric native American sites in Massac and Pope Counties.

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Culture
10:24 am
Fri May 25, 2012

Historian William C. Davis on Jefferson Davis

June 3rd marks the 204th birthday of one of the only two native Kentuckians to hold an American presidency.  One is, of course, Abraham Lincoln, and the other is his Civil War counterpart, Confederate President Jefferson Davis.  

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Culture
3:36 pm
Thu May 24, 2012

Wickliffe Mounds Reburial Postponed

Wickliffe Mounds
Wikimedia Commons

A public ceremony to acknowledge the reburial of excavated remains from the Wickliffe burial mound in Ballard County has been postponed.

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