Nicole Erwin, WKMS

The resounding message at the 50th anniversary of the Barkley Lock and Dam project in Grand Rivers Saturday, was that with great success often comes great sacrifice.

Sam Locke/The Annoyance Theatre

The sixth annual Little Green Men Days Festival is unfolding this weekend in Hopkinsville. The event marks the 61st anniversary of a well-known alleged alien encounter in rural Kelly, Kentucky.

Ryan Quarles, via Twitter

Kuttawa’s Broadbent Hams has once again won the grand champion prize for its country ham at this year’s Kentucky State Fair.

Posters: Defender Films/Bleecker Street

On Thursday's Sounds Good, John Null caught up with Maiden Alley Cinema's John Holt to discuss a couple movies with some common themes coming to Paducah's arthouse theater in the next two weeks. The New Zealand-set comic adventure Hunt for the Wilderpeople and drama Captain Fantastic both feature characters that head into the wild, for different reasons.

In 1977, Deborah Barsel, a bored assistant registrar at the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, N.Y., decided to try a fun side project. She would create a cookbook made up of recipes and images from famous photographers of the day. She sent letters to various artists and put an ad in the museum's magazine asking for submissions. In return, she received 120 photos, recipes and even a postcard from urban photographer John Gossage saying simply: "I eat out."

Keith Todd/KYTC

When the multi-use walkway on the new Eggner’s Ferry Bridge opens, pedestrians or cyclists will notice a series of etchings cut into the galvanized steel guardrail.

Murray Main Street, via Facebook

A website aimed at “transforming the way people make big life decisions” has ranked Calloway County as the 2nd best county to live in in Kentucky.

Congress is in the midst of a review of the copyright laws to make sure they're up to date. Some of the recording industry's biggest stars, among them Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and Paul McCartney, recently signed a letter urging lawmakers to make reforms.

The Living Room

These darlings of the Paducah music scene bring their unique sound to WKMS' Studio B for the next Sounds Good Live Lunch, Friday, August 12th at noon.  You can tune in live on your radio, stream us online, or watch a live video stream here!

Amazon Studios and IFC Films/The 48 Hour Film Project

In the next two weeks, Paducah's Maiden Alley Cinema is featuring Todd Solondz's comedy Wiener-Dog, about a dachsund and its many dysfunctional owners. Plus, MAC hosts aspiring filmmakers for the annual 48 Hour Film Project. John Null caught up with MAC's John Holt to discuss the coming attractions.