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Culture
2:31 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

Understanding Traditional African American Burial Practices & The Memorial in Cadiz

African American Memorial at East End Cemetery in Cadiz
Credit Leida Underhill, Main Street Manager, Cadiz

Cadiz City Council authorized Cadiz Renaissance to pursue plants to upgrade East End Cemetery. Mayor Lyn Bailey formed a committee whose work culminates in this Saturday's unveiling of a monument to African-Americans buried there without markers. MSU Archeology Students led by Professor Dr. Anthony Ortmann assisted with ground-penetrating radar. John L. Street Library's Kim Fortman identified the names of at least 45 African Americans listed, but officials estimate there being as many as 200 unknown graves. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Dr. Steve Jones about traditional African American burial practices.

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Society
4:36 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Kentucky National Guard Seeking Funds for State Memorial

Credit Facebook

Kate Lochte speaks with John Trowbridge, State Command Historian for the Kentucky National Guard, about a fundraising effort to design and construct a Kentucky National Guard Memorial. The memorial will be located at the entrance to Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort. According to their website, the memorial will "create a sacred space for families, friends, and comrades to reflect and remember," as well as provide an educational experience for visitors. 

Morning Cram
10:52 am
Thu July 5, 2012

morning cram [the highwaymen edition]

Black has been in and out of prison for drug and fraud charges while battling his addiction to cocaine. During his prison time, Al was given the opportunity to paint murals on the walls of The Central Florida Reception Center where he was housed.
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Society
10:26 am
Thu July 5, 2012

Revolutionary War Memorial Set for Hopkinsville

City of Hopkinsville

A new memorial to Revolutionary War soldiers is set to be unveiled in Hopkinsville today.  A local chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution has worked since 2007 to identify seventy-one soldiers for the monument.  

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Society
12:13 pm
Tue May 29, 2012

Madisonville Veterans Memorial Construction Faces Obstacles

Veterans Memorial, Madisonville
City of Madisonville, Facebook

A Madisonville veterans’ memorial construction project is running over budget and behind schedule. The memorial at Day Lily Park was originally scheduled to be opened this past weekend. 

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Fort Campbell
9:27 am
Wed May 9, 2012

Hamburger Hill Veterans Returning to Fort Campbell

Dozens of Vietnam era military veterans are at Fort Campbell today to commemorate the 43rd anniversary of the Battle of Hamburger Hill. The battle took place in May 1969, involving the 3rd Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division. After one of the bloodiest confrontations of the Vietnam War, U.S. and South Vietnamese forces captured the mountain that the Americans referred to as "Hamburger Hill." 

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