Front Page Sunday

Society
9:00 am
Sun December 30, 2012

Will Kentucky's Veterans be the Next Generation of Farmers?

Credit wikipedia.org

For several years military veteran Mike Lewis has been a farmer in Kentucky. But his experience with his younger brother, a fellow veteran, has turned him into an advocate for both. Lewis’s brother returned to civilian life after he was injured in Afghanistan and went to work on Mike’s farm. Lewis says his brother seemed to benefit from the work he was doing.

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Society
9:00 am
Sun December 30, 2012

Can Veterans be the Next Generation of Kentucky Farmers?

Credit wikipedia.org

For several years military veteran Mike Lewis has been a farmer in Kentucky. But his experience with his younger brother, a fellow veteran, has turned him into an advocate for both. Lewis’s brother returned to civilian life after he was injured in Afghanistan and went to work on Mike’s farm. Lewis says his brother seemed to benefit from the work he was doing.

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Front Page Episodes
12:34 pm
Mon December 17, 2012

Front Page Sunday 12-16

This week on Front Page, Gayle Kaler is a Paducah city commissioner and stylist whose clients once included the River City’s first female mayor, Dolly McNutt. Now, appropriately enough, Kaler herself is preparing to become Paducah’s next chief executive. We’ll profile Mayor-elect Kaler, today on Front Page Sunday from WKMS News. Gayle Kaler is a Paducah city commissioner and stylist whose clients once included the River City’s first female mayor, Dolly McNutt.  Now, appropriately enough, Kaler herself is preparing to become Paducah’s next chief executive. We’ll profile Mayor-elect Kaler, this week on Front Page Sunday from WKMS News.  

Society
9:00 am
Sun December 16, 2012

Graves County Teen Court Offers Seconds Chances

Credit www.wikipedia.com

In a Graves County courtroom, Chief District Judge Deborah Crooks is swearing in about 20 of the newest members of the county’s Teen Court program. Graves County is one of only 25 Kentucky counties to offer the program. Teen Court allows first time juvenile offenders who admit to low level crimes to plead their case and receive a sentence from a jury made up of other teens.

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Front Page Episodes
11:15 am
Mon December 10, 2012

Front Page Sunday 12-9

Justin Roberts works on a willow chair
Credit Whitney Jones

To say the least, George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah” has staying power. The powerful, moving oratorio is a masterpiece of Baroque music and has become a staple of holiday choral performances around the world, and in our region, since it was first performed in 1742. Kentucky Public Radio’s Charles Compton brings us the story of why it’s become, and remained, a Christmastime favorite, on this week's Front Page Sunday from WKMS News.

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Front Page Episodes
11:31 am
Mon December 3, 2012

Front Page Sunday 12/2

The Kentucky Supreme Court could rule soon on the case of a high school student charged and convicted after admitting to his school principal and the resource officer that he shared prescription pain pills.  The student says he wasn’t read his rights and that the confession shouldn’t have been used against him at trial.  The court’s ruling could change the way school administrators handle discipline problems, and we’ll bring you the details.

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Front Page Episodes
11:37 am
Mon November 12, 2012

Front Page Sunday 11-11

At long last, the 2012 campaign season is over, and while the dust is still settling, we’ll speak with two retiring Kentucky state lawmakers, Republican Senator Ken Winters of Murray and Democratic Representative Mike Cherry of Princeton, to help sort out the results. A post-election post-mortem, today on Front Page Sunday from WKMS News.

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Education
9:00 am
Sun November 4, 2012

How Will the Next Generation of Voters Pick a President?

GCHS students vote in a mock presidential election at the school.
Credit Shelly Baskin / WKMS

Every four years a large group of voters get a chance to cast their first ballot for the U.S. President. These voters were m ost likely in high school the last time a president was elected. After a big turn-out of young voters helped push President Barack Obama to victory in the 2008 election, new voters have become a major focus for this year’s campaigns. So with both sides trying to turn young adults into their next party faithful, how does this next generation of voters decide which candidate is right for them?

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Front Page Episodes
11:16 am
Mon October 22, 2012

Front Page Sunday 10/21

Big Boy's Barber Shop in downtown Princeton
Joe Riley

Good morning, I’m Todd Hatton.  It’s Sunday, October 21st.  This past week, WKMS News brought you the latest in our series of live candidate forums focusing on Kentucky’s 3rd District State House race.  Democratic candidate Gerald Watkins and Republican Jason Crockett discussed their respective approaches to dealing with the issues facing both the district and the Commonwealth at large.  And in case you missed it Friday, we’re bringing you a re-broadcast of the forum on today’s program.  Also, Kate Lochte speaks with one of the team who crafted Woodford Reserve and Angel’s Envy Bourbon, Master Distiller Lincoln Henderson.  Henderson is the featured guest at this year’s upcoming Distiller’s Dinner at the Carson Center in Paducah.  We’ll also hear about the endangered Kentucky barber shop as well as the Purchase birthplace of a Southern pastry icon.

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Front Page Sunday
12:09 pm
Mon October 15, 2012

Front Page Sunday 9/14

Todd Hatton moderates a conversation about the proposed Paducah/McCracken County merger

WKMS News’ regional political coverage continues with two forums originally aired last week.  First, Paducah and McCracken County residents decide next month whether or not to combine their two governments.  It’s a contentious issue, and we’ll sort out the pros and cons with Paducah businessman John Williams, Jr. and McCracken County Judge-Executive Van Newberry on today’s program.

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