Memorial Day

NPR — along with seven public radio stations around the country — is chronicling the lives of America's troops where they live. We're calling the project "Back at Base."

Walk through a town square this Memorial Day and you might just see a marker or monument commemorating sacrifice in war. On it: The name of an American who died in combat.

In some parts of the city of Boston, there are markers on nearly every corner.

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This Memorial Day Weekend, Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park is hosting their annual Arts & Crafts Festival, featuring handcrafted items by local artists, while overlooking the scenery of Kentucky Lake. On Sounds Good, Naturalist and Recreation Supervisor for Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park Laura Jackson talks with Kate Lochte about the festival.

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Preliminary statistics from Kentucky State Police indicate this was a very deadly holiday weekend on the Commonwealth’s roadways.  14 people lost their lives Friday through Memorial Day.

Afternoon Round-Up 5/28/12

May 28, 2012

Today on NPR: Blacks, Gays And The Church: If public perceptions and pundits are to be believed, black churches are overwhelmingly against same-sex marriage. Except, it's not true.

Around the Commonwealth:

The Memorial Day Weekend will come to a close at day’s end.  Many people will be traveling home during the day.

The first three day holiday weekend of the summer is upon us and AAA says car travel will be the preferred mode of transportation.  In fact, Christopher Oakford at Bluegrass Triple A says more Kentuckians are expected to take a trip over 50 miles compared to last Memorial Day.  Oakford says the auto club took a survey of motorists back in April.

Bridge Work Continues

May 15, 2012

As some workers secure the new span of US 68/KY 80 Eggners Ferry Bridge on its piers, other are preparing for the next phase of bridge repair. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Spokesman Keith Todd says they will soon be pouring concrete for the road bed. Todd says workers are hustling to finish repairs...

"At this point so far as we know we’re still on schedule to have it done by Memorial Day. The contractor will be working around the clock to finish out the steel work, put in rebar and get it ready for the concrete."