Weekend Energy Music Review
2:45 pm
Sat March 3, 2012

The Weekend Energy Preview 3-3

The Weekend Energy Preview Returns. This week's mix is is so unnerving, it’s like a mysterious swarm of tiny flying robots playing the theme to James Bond on a pile of instruments.


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The Bridge
7:30 am
Thu March 1, 2012

Is it Egner, Eggner or Eggner's: History of the Ferry Across KY Lake

Egner's Ferry

The Eggners Ferry bridge has spanned the Tennessee River since 1932, but the ferry from which it acquired its name opened in the 1800s under the ownership of a calloused man named Milton. Phillip Egner, more commonly known as Dean, traced his ancestry to the ferry owner. Dean said Milton ran the ferry from the 1840s until 1878, when he sold the business to one or two of his children. Dean said he knew little about the man other than Milton’s business endeavors and his reputation.

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History & Heritage
3:47 pm
Wed February 29, 2012

Kentucky Confederate Records are Digitized


Historians and genealogists now have digitized Confederate Army Pension Applications to comb through to aid their research. The Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives have them all available online. . State archivist Barbara Teague says the pension program was open to indigent veterans and their widows.

“They had to prove that they had less than $300 income per year and own less than $2,500 worth of property. So you had to prove that you really didn’t have any money and you needed this pension, which may have been $15 to $25 a month.”

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Southern Baptist Convention
4:10 pm
Mon February 27, 2012

Southern Baptist Convention Undergoing Name Change


The Southern Baptist Convention is undergoing a name change. Congregations may soon have the option to call themselves either Southern Baptists or Great Commission Baptists. President of Louisville’s Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Albert Mohler was a member of the church review committee that voted for the new name. He says a major reason for the change is the history behind the name. He says in an interview with WFPL in Louisville,

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4:24 pm
Sat February 25, 2012

The Weekend Energy Preview 2-25

The Weekend Energy Preview arrives in a strange new environment, not unlike Valentine Michael Smith... The Front Blog being Mars, of course. Let's talk about this over a glass of water.


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Murray State Sports
8:05 am
Fri February 24, 2012

MSU Downs Tennessee State

The Murray State Racers avenged their only loss of the season last night, defeating the Tennessee State Tigers by 18 points. The Tigers ended Murray State’s bid for perfection earlier this month, upsetting the then number 9-ranked Racers at home. Murray State in turn used last night’s 80-62 win in front of a crowd of more than 10,000 in Nashville to end Tennessee State’s nine game winning streak. The Racers, now 27-1, have one game left at Tennessee Tech Saturday before beginning postseason play at the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament, where they could face the Tigers for a third time.

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Journey Story
3:53 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

Journey Story: Mary Ann Littleton

A traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution called “Journey Stories” is at Murray State’s Wrather West Kentucky Museum through March 10.  We asked our listeners for their “Journey Stories.”  We received this one from Mary Ann Littleton, who is a Murray native.   Journey Story is about her spiritual pilgrimage to Tibet and Nepal in her  51st year.

Wrather West Kentucky Museum at 16th and University Drive on the Murray State Campus through March 10.  Hours are 8:30 to 4 Monday through Friday, 10 to 1 Saturday.


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This Week at Maiden Alley Cinema
10:16 am
Thu February 23, 2012

This Week at Maiden Alley, "The Artist"

The 2011 film playing at Maiden Alley this week harkens back to the early days of Hollywood's Golden Age in more ways than one.  The Oscar-nominated French film The Artist is set in 1927, shot in black and white, and silent, save for the incredible score and a single line of dialogue.  You may have seen films with a similar plot, but you likely never seen a love letter to Hollywood so beautifully and meticulously crafted.  Todd Hatton and Larry Thomas preview The Artist.

4:09 pm
Wed February 22, 2012

David Leonardis on Howard Finster: American Visionary Folk Artist

The Paducah School of Art opens the exhibition “Howard Finster Vision House Touring Exhibit” at the Clemens Fine Arts Center Gallery at West Kentucky Community and Technical College this evening.  The show’s curator, David Leonardis owns a Chicago  gallery with contemporary, pop and folk art, photography and late 19th and early 20th century French lithographs.

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8:25 am
Mon February 20, 2012

MSU Wins Bracketbuster

The number 16 ranked Murray State Racers dominated number 21 Saint Mary's in Saturday's ESPN Bracketbuster game at the CFSB Center. The 65 to 51 win brings the OVC regular season champion Racers to 26 and 1. Murray State wraps up its regular season on the road this week. They'll face Tennessee State Thursday and Tennessee Tech Saturday.