Front Page Episodes

Front Page Episodes
11:41 am
Mon September 17, 2012

Front Page Sunday - September 16 Episode

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. 

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Front Page Episodes
10:20 am
Mon September 10, 2012

Front Page Sunday 9/9

Chip Hutcheson & Angela Hatton on Sounds Good

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.

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Front Page Episodes
12:36 pm
Mon September 3, 2012

Front Page Sunday 9/2

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.

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Front Page Sun
11:35 am
Mon August 27, 2012

Front Page Sunday 8/27

Villwock, Wikimedia Commons

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. 

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Front Page Episodes
2:23 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

Front Page Sunday 8/19/12

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.

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Front Page Episodes
1:29 pm
Mon August 20, 2012

Marshall County School Bus Gets New Life as Emergency Vehicle

Earlier this year, Marshall County Emergency Medical Services converted a retired vehicle from the school bus fleet into a piece of emergency response equipment called an “AmbuBus”. Made with conversion kits from First Line Technology, LLC, these automotive Frankensteins have been popping up around the country. After seeing the vehicle, Casey Northcutt has more on the new life of an old bus.

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Front Page Sunday
4:22 pm
Mon August 13, 2012

Front Page Sunday 8/12/12

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. 

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Front Page Episodes
9:00 am
Sun August 12, 2012

A Futile Armada

Ship of Geniuses by Rob Millard-Mendez
Rob Millard-Mendez

Paducah’s Yeiser Art Center opens a solo exhibition of Southern Indiana artist Rob Millard-Mendez later this month. Much of the sculpture in the show harkens back to his youth onboard his father’s fishing boat in Massachusetts.  Millard-Mendez blends a wry sense of humor with an unusual amount of depth in his work. Drew Adams speaks with Mendez about his work and sense of humor. The opening reception for Rob Millard Mendez’s “A Futile Armada” is Saturday, August 18th at Paducah’s Yeiser Art Center. 

Front Page Sunday
10:22 am
Mon July 30, 2012

Front Page Sunday 7/29/12

Youth Reporter Brynn Jones with Playhouse in the Park Director Lisa Cope
Rusty Jones

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.

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Front Page Episodes
9:00 am
Sun July 29, 2012

Kentucky Ranks 35th in National Child Welfare Report

The Annie E. Casey Foundation released the Kids Count Data Book this week, which ranks states according to their efforts in child well-being. Kentucky ranked 35th in the nation in this year’s report, with education and health care ranking as the state’s lowest contributing factors. Drew Adams speaks to the foundation's Associate Director of Policy, Research, and Data, Laura Speer  about the Commonwealth’s ranking and how it may pull itself up by the bootstraps.

The Kids Count Data report can be accessed here