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.
Did you stop by our booth at LowerTown this weekend? We had a blast! Paducah-based photographer John Paul Henry took a bunch of great photos on Friday night, covering our live broadcast. Beyond The Edge host Tracy Ross emceed performances by The Blind Corn Liquor Pickers, Tommy & The Oh's, and The Great Gatsby Jazz Funk Odyssey.
On May 9th, Barack Obama made history and headlines, becoming the first sitting president to openly support gay marriage. As expected, media outlets jumped on this announcement, a contentious social issue with favorability weighing almost an even split for and against in the polls. Commentator Richard Nelson argues that overall media coverage appeared bias, praising Obama for his “evolution” on the issue, without considering the other 50 percent or so who disagree on the issue. In his commentary, Nelson takes the opposing view and argues that the right recipe for marriage should include God in the mix.
Please note: Commentaries political in nature are solely the opinions of the commentator and do not necessarily reflect the views of WKMS or its staff.
A ukele orchestra, gospel groups fresh from church, some familiar faces like Bawn in the Mash, Alonzo Pennington, Solid Rockit Boosters and many more music groups are entertaining at the Lowertown Arts and Music Festival through the weekend. Paducah Symphony Orchestra’s Artistic Services Manager Leigh Ann Renfro was on the committee choosing the tunes and speaks with Kate Lochte about the eclectic mix of live music.
Hear Purchase Parenting Magazine Publisher Karen Hammond's overview of the Children's Activities at the Lowertown Arts and Music Festival. In addition to these attractions, Jason Lindsey will be there with his Hooked on Science programs.