Heritage

Arts
8:01 am
Mon December 8, 2014

Creative Arts Industry Report is Barometer

Credit artscouncil.ky.gov

The new Kentucky Creative Industry Report is being hailed as a barometer of the economic impact of the arts industry.  

 

The study defines creative employment as positions in visual arts, crafts, music, dance, theater, and literature.  Tourism, Arts, and Heritage Cabinet Secretary Bob Stewart said the report is a critical analysis of the arts and various sectors of the economy.

 

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Education
3:49 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

[Slideshow] 8 Historic Maps of the Four Rivers Region

A New Map of Kentucky with its Roads and Distances, 1846, S. Augustus Mitchell
Murray State Pogue Library Special Collections

For anyone interested in the history of people and places in the Four Rivers Region, Murray State University's Pogue Library is a treasure trove of valuable information. Searching through their special collections of maps, here are eight depicting the region in interesting ways: land not yet surveyed, towns that no longer exist, boundaries differently arranged. 

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Culture
2:02 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Hopkinsville International Festival Celebrates Global Heritage This Weekend

Credit Hopkinsville International Festival, Facebook

The Hopkinsville International Festival will be held March 7 from 4-8PM and March 8 from 10AM to 6PM at the James E. Bruce Convention Center. Parks and Recreation will host a "Creation Station" where participants can design their own kites. Other festival activities include a virtual Tour de France, multilingual stories, an international pageant, international food vendors, a photo booth, door prizes, and more. Christian County Chamber's Yasamin Ausenbaugh visits with Kate Lochte  on Sounds Good for a preview.

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Culture
4:08 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

A Historical Ghost Walk in the Murray Cemetery

Sons of Confederate Veterans member Sandy Forrest stops by our studio to talk about Saturday's (October 19) Ghost Walk and Historical Tour of the Murray City Cemetery, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, during which Civil War era Confederate soldiers and local citizens tell their stories. See more about the Kentucky Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

Culture
3:48 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

MSU Archaeologist on New Findings at Poverty Point

Credit Poverty Point State Historic Site, Facebook

Tracy Ross speaks with Anthony Ortmann, Murray State Archaeologist, contributing to new thinking about the prehistoric earthworks at Poverty Point. These were built about 3500 years ago on the edge of the Mississippi floodplain in northeastern Louisiana. One of the mounds stands 72-feet high and has a base almost the size of 10 football fields. They speak about how Anthony came to work at Poverty Point and why the site is historically significant, also, new findings and research about the site. Click here for more about Poverty Point and how to visit.

Culture
12:45 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

Murray DAR hosts Daniel Boone Scholar Talk

Against a backdrop of the Progressive Era, including presidential elections, campaigns for equal suffrage, war in Europe and opening the Panama Canal, Daughters of the American Revolution in North Carolina initiated a project to mark the trail of Daniel Boone that enabled America's Western Movement. Daniel Boone Scholar, Randell Jones, wrote "Trailing Daniel Boone - Marking Daniel Boone's Trail 1912 to 1915." The Captain Wendell Oury Chapter of the DAR invited Mr. Jones to Murray to learn more about his book. Mr. Jones speaks with Kate Lochte.