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2:58 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Hopkinsville iFest Celebrates Global Heritage

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 Hopkinsville's annual international festival celebrates global heritage with music, performances, food and activities for all ages. Mary Migala of iFest Hopkinsville joins us during Sounds Good to talk about the International Festival March 7 and 8 at the James E. Bruce Convention center. 

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1:38 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

Highland Society Honors Legacy of Robert Burns

Robert Burns
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Proud Scotsman Robert Valentine stops by Sounds Good to speak with Kate Lochte about the West Kentucky Highland Society's Traditional Robert Burns Supper at the Murray Woman's Club this Saturday (January 25). 

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Culture
11:56 am
Tue January 21, 2014

A Kimchi Western, Backpacking Lovers, Rastafarianism and More in MSU Cinema International Series

Dr. Tim Johns of Murray State's English and Philosophy Department previews the spring lineup for their Cinema International film series, which includes recent award-winning films from Belgium, South Korea, China, Israel, Norway, and more. Kid With a Bike showed last weekend (January 16-18), this week (January 23-25) is the South Korean big-budget western film The Good, The Bad, The Weird.

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Culture
12:41 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

Hundreds Gather at Phil Everly Memorial

Don (right) and Phil (left) Everly in a 1958 promotional photo.
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About 200 people listened to songs and tributes at a memorial service in Powderly this past weekend for Phil Everly, who passed away January 3rd at the age of 74.  With his brother, Don, the duo had 19 Top 40 hits between 1957 and 1962. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986 and are members of the Country Music Hall of Fame. 

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Culture
6:41 am
Thu January 16, 2014

Federal Judge Reviews KY Same-Sex Marriage Ban

A federal judge in Louisville is weighing the fate of Kentucky's ban on same sex marriages as similar laws around the country are overturned.

Two cases brought to force the state to recognize same sex marriages have been fully briefed and submitted to U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II.

Among the filings were decisions by federal judges in Oklahoma and Utah striking down laws in those states. Heyburn isn't bound by decisions in other federal districts.

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Culture
4:47 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Madisonville Hosts One of Kentucky's Largest MLK Celebrations

Hopkins County reaches a milestone Saturday with a program celebrating the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. legacy that is one of the longest-running and largest MLK national holiday recognition services in Kentucky. Saturday's event theme is "Yesterday's Dream, Tomorrow's Reality," with the program starting at 4 p.m. in the Madisonville Community College Health Campus Byrnes Auditorium, at 750 Laffoon Street in Madisonville. Kate Lochte speaks with Tim W. Thomas of Madisonville, who serves as a Commissioner with the Kentucky Human Rights Commission. 

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History
11:33 am
Tue January 14, 2014

Kentucky Dam: Power for the People

This documentary originally aired Sunday, June 2nd, 2013.

This documentary is a 2013 National Sigma Delta Chi Award Winner given by the Society of Professional Journalists.

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Culture
3:15 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Over 15,000 Items in McCracken County Library's Winter Sale

The Friends of the McCracken County Public Library host their Winter Book Sale this weekend (Jan 17 - 18), which features over 15,000 books, movies, and CDs. The event will be held at the St. Paul Lutheran Church gymnasium. Kate Lochte speaks with coordinator Maudine Buchanan about navigating the sea of books.

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Culture
7:29 am
Mon January 13, 2014

KY Poet Laureate Nominated For NAACP Award

Kentucky poet laureate Frank X Walker is among the nominees for the 45th annual NAACP Image Awards. Walker is nominated in the category of Outstanding Literary Work in Poetry for his latest book, "Turn Me Loose: The Unghosting of Medgar Evers."

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Culture
1:08 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

Paducah Author Among Finalists for 2014 KY Writers Hall of Fame

Etheridge Knight
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Paducah poet Etheridge Knight is among the thirteen finalists for the 2014 Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame.  Knight was born in Mississippi but moved with his family to Paducah when his father got a job working on Kentucky Dam.  

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