halloween

The Salt
5:54 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Why Are Kids Who Get Less Candy Happier On Halloween?

Kids might be more satisfied if they get one good treat instead of one good treat and one lesser treat.
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Originally published on Thu October 31, 2013 10:03 am

What makes trick-or-treaters happy is candy. And more candy is better, right?

Well, it turns out that might not actually be the case. A few years ago researchers did a study on Halloween night where some trick-or-treaters were given a candy bar, and others were given the candy bar and a piece of bubble gum.

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Arts
11:30 am
Wed October 30, 2013

"Night of the Frankenclown" An Original Youth Drama

WKMS and the middle school kids of Calloway County Public Library bring to you an original story of terror and suspense, of a dreadful monster that turns one slumber party into a nightmarish evening of fear and chaos, that twists the imagination toward the realm of the unknown, and a night none are sure to forget until their dying day. One would think that a night with a clown would be one filled with jolly and laughter, but not on this... "NIGHT OF THE FRANKENCLOWN!"

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Weather
11:18 am
Wed October 30, 2013

Predicted Severe Weather Prompts Changes to Trick Or Treating Activities

Credit National Weather Service / NOAA

Possible severe weather predicted for Halloween is prompting some changes for area trick-or-treating activities. The National Weather Service is warning storm systems moving upwards of 5o to 60 mph throughout the region this evening. A tornado watch is in effect until 1:00 a.m. 

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Society
6:18 am
Wed October 30, 2013

KY Fire Commission Offers Halloween Safety Tips

Children look forward to the fun and excitement of Halloween, but the Kentucky Fire Commission says everyone should remember to celebrate safely.

The commission's is advising trick or treaters to Wear bright, reflective and flame-resistant costumes and add reflective tape to be visible to drivers.

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Arts
1:37 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

'An Exhibit to Die For' at Pennyroyal Area Museum

Pennyroyal Area Museum Director Alissa Keller has "A Peek Inside the Casket: An Exhibit to Die For" and tells us about Christian County historian William T. Turner recounting the Legend of the Bell Witch on Halloween night.

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Education
4:56 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

Events and Activities at the Calloway County Public Library

Matt records an original radio play with middle-school kids at the library during Fall Break.

Every third Monday of the month Libraries Sound Good on WKMS. Our guest is Sandy Linn of the Calloway County Public Library whose website is available in a gazillion languages. She speaks with Tracy Ross about computer classes, book clubs, and a preview of Eeeek! The Kids of Calloway County Public Library tell an original spooky story for Halloween in the style of an old-time radio play with the help of Matt Markgraf.

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Culture
10:44 am
Tue October 22, 2013

"The War of the Worlds" Broadcast on WKMS

The lower town dramatists presented "The War of the Worlds" as their inaugural production on Saturday, October 26 at Etcetera Coffeehouse in Paducah.

This performance will be broadcast on WKMS at 1 pm, right after Sounds Good on Halloween and again in place of The World Cafe that evening, along with a documentary about the original broadcast hosted by George Takei. Hear the documentary, "War of the Welles" at 7 pm, and the "War of the Worlds" lower town dramatists performance at 8 pm.

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Culture
4:25 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

Why We're Drawn to Vampires

The image of the vampire has long been a staple of our collective imagination. But while we all know why vampires draw blood from their prey, why they continue to draw our interest is a deeper question.

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Culture
4:14 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

Jack O'Lanterns Light Up Louisville

Through November 2nd, Louisville's Iroquois Park has eyes... roughly 10,000 of them. Hear Kate Lochte's interview with Louisville Convention and Visitor's Bureau President and CEO Jim Wood about Louisville's Jack O' Lantern Spectacular.

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Culture
12:30 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

RiffTrax Brings Classic Zombie Flick to Paducah Theater

On Thursday, October 24th, Cinemark Paducah is offering a live national simulcast of George Romero's seminal 1968 zombie flick "Night of the Living Dead." What makes this unique? One word: Rifftrax. And if you don't know what that is, here's five more words: Mystery Science Theater 3000.

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