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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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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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1:08 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

Paducah Author Among Finalists for 2014 KY Writers Hall of Fame

Etheridge Knight
Credit blackpast.org

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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Culture
6:41 am
Thu January 2, 2014

Performing Artists Sought For Online Directory

Credit Kentucky Arts Council

The Kentucky Arts Council is looking for performing artists to be included in an online directory.

According to the council, presenters use the directory to identify artists for performance bookings and other projects.

Arts council Executive Director Lori Meadows says those included in the directory also will receive opportunities for business training and marketing assistance to help with their professional careers.

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6:39 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Legislation Would Create Tougher Penalties For Heroin Use, Trade

Credit Wikimedia Commons

Attorney General Jack Conway and two Kentucky lawmakers are introducing a bill aimed at curbing the state’s growing heroin epidemic.

Sen. Katie Stine and Rep. John Tilley want to raise penalties for heroin traffickers, provide funding for anti-heroin education and expand Medicaid services to include treatment for opiate addiction.

The bill builds on a previous attempt by Stine to charge dealers with homicide in overdose deaths. She says that the new bill tries to focus as much on both sides of heroin use.

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6:12 am
Wed December 18, 2013

Sunrise President Resigns After No Confidence Vote

The executive director of the Kentucky Baptist Convention says the president of a Baptist-affiliated agency for abused children has resigned.

The departure of Bill Smithwick as president of Sunrise Children's Services comes after the convention issued a no-confidence vote on Smithwick's leadership last month.

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5:58 am
Tue December 17, 2013

Conway Seeks Abuse Resistant Generic Pills

Dozens of attorneys general from across the U.S., including Kentucky's Jack Conway, are asking the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to require makers of generic prescription pain relievers to make tamper-resistant versions of their products.

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Culture
4:22 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Paducah Natives Premiere Tonight with acoUstiKats on NBC's "The Sing-Off"

Credit acoUstiKats Facebook

Two Paducah natives are among the all-male a cappella group the acoUstiKats performing tonight on NBC’s "The Sing-Off”.  Jordan Lindsey sings first tenor and the group members say he acts as the main vocal coach.  

(That’s Jordan singing lead on the group’s Youtube Channel)

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2:16 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Holiday Activities in Historic Golconda

Courthouse in Golconda
Credit mainstreetgolconda.org

Pope County's Gail Barger Lannom visits with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to talk about special holiday tours of four homes, an historic church, and the Davidson Cabin decorated for the holidays as well as Golconda festivities including the Courthouse lawn bonfire. We'll also learn about a documentary she's produced about Pope County, 1797 to 1937.

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