The Black Patch Tobacco War in our part of the country was the most pronounced activity of military aggression between the civil war and the civil rights movement, we learn from Christian County Historian William T. Turner the key players in that conflict and how it’s remembered.
Also, we’ll speak with futurist Ivan Potter on the lasting effects of this year’s drought, and Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Bill Cunningham’s take on the changing interoperations of the U.S. Constitution. Plus the history of Fulton’s Banana Festival and details about a Japanese performance group coming to MSU.
Marshall County elementary schools are changing how their students make the grade. No more “F’s,” no more “A’s,” in fact, no more letter grades at all. It’s part of a new system other Kentucky schools are using called “standards-based grading.” We’ll hear more about it and why Marshall’s elemetaries are on board, on Front Page Sunday from WKMS News.
A CEO of a large in employer in Murray is stepping aside and that leaves some uncertainty for hundreds of workers in our region. We also learn about decisions people over the age of 65 are making that impacts an area healthcare provider. Also, we’ll also get an overview of the ongoing debate over the benefits and risks of raw milk, and find out just how significant minor league baseball once was in our region. Then, we resume our monthly conversations with Murray State President Dr. Randy Dunn and preview this week’s offering at Paducah’s Maiden Alley Cinema.
The Renaissance Area Master Plan, or RAMP, offers ways to develop Paducah’s downtown, lower town, and riverfront, and those changes range from the sweeping to the subtle. We’ve heard from the Paducah Riverfront Development Authority, who commissioned the study, and today we’ll hear from a River City resident who isn’t so sure RAMP is the way forward on Front Page Sunday from WKMS News.
Murray State’s campus might seem a little more crowded than usual in the coming weeks. What could be the largest freshman class in MSU’s 90 year history is moving into dorms and getting ready for the fall semester. We’ll find out what got them here and what university officials are doing to keep them here, today on Front Page Sunday from WKMS News.
For many, retirement is something they think they’ll never be able to do. Buddy Hall has played professional pool for more than five decades, winning world championships and a place in pool’s Hall of Fame. And even though the Metropolis, Illinois native, has slowed down a bit, retirement isn’t something he wants to do. We’ll find out more about Hall’s career, and his love of the game, on Front Page Sunday from WKMS News.
Incidents of snakebite are increasing in Kentucky, and wildlife officials say it could have something to do with the drought our region is in. One researcher is definite about one thing: it’s not because there are more snakes. We’ll also hear reports on how drought is impacting river navigation and what farmers in the Four Rivers are telling federal officials about the effects of drought on their crops and livestock. Those stories, and remembrances of the last time the Olympics were in London, are ahead in the next hour.
National alcohol prohibition ended seventy-nine years ago, and as of last week, it’s also over for the City of Murray. With the vote certified, the process of establishing procedures and ordinances begins. And we’ll take a look at the particulars of that process...
There are two local option election to allow alcohol sales in our region this week and both sides find stats to support their cause. Also on the program today we'll begin our youth radio project, hear from a state lawmaker pushing to make medicinal marijuana legal in Kentucky and we'll learn about your last chance to voice comments about an impending cut to maintenance funds at Land between the Lakes.