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Paducah Parks special event coordinator Molly Tomasallo speaks with Tracy Ross about tonight's Riverfront Concert with folk/rockabilly sounds by local band Solid Rock'It Boosters and Wisconsin rivertown group Horse Shoes and Hand Grenades. Tomasallo says there's toe tapping and surprises in this final free concert for the season from 6 to 8:30.

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Paducah's bustling with new enterprises and there's another start-up in mid-to-late September when Sara Bradley's new farm-to-table restaurant The Freight House is expected to open in the old freight depot on South 3rd. While putting the finishing touches on the restaurant, Bradley's food has been previewed at Paducah's Farmers Market and Dry Ground Brewing Company. The focus is southern influence and locally sourced fare. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte meets the chef and learns more about how the Paducah native fell in love with food.

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The Paducah Symphony Orchestra's 2015/16 season is a "biggie," featuring soloists pianist Fabio Bidini and violinist Gary Levinson. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Executive Director Daniel Sene about the season that "stretches the boundaries" with 'gargantuan' musical pieces like Mahler's 1st Symphony, Beethoven's 9th (Ode To Joy), the familiar tunes of Brahms' 2nd Piano Concerto and anchored by the popular 'A Christmas Celebration.'

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WKCTC's Inland Logistics and Marine Institute is funded by a portion of a $23.8 million dollar grant through the US Labor Department Trade Adjustments and Assistance Community College and Career Training Program, to start and grow their program and improve online content in an effort to provide training for high-skilled, high-wage positions. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with the program's director Troy Courtney about the program and the open house on August 10.

Bill Ford, Courtesy of Ray Lane

Doing business as Bill Ford Interiors, Inc. in Paducah, Bill Ford is involved in many of the city's cultural activities and has begun a new project called From Paducah With Love. The art book collects original pen and ink drawings by Ford with articles from the community about reflections and memories of the city. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte asks him more about the project, the gallery reception and how his signature bowties make an appearance.

Courtesy of Judy Schwender, National Quilt Museum

Caohagan is a 13 acre island in the south Philippines, 10 degrees above the equator. When quilting was introduced to the island, the inhabitants were able to increase their standard of living significantly. Their colorful quilts became increasingly popular worldwide and several are on display at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with curator Judy Schwender about the exhibit, "A Small Miracle of a Southern Island: Quilts of Caohagan" on display through October 13.

(Photo courtesy of John Scopes, Jr.)

What makes a person voluntarily step into the middle of one of the most controversial and contentious issues of modern times? And what makes them voluntarily step back out?

Western Kentucky native John Thomas Scopes volunteered to be the defendant in a much-ballyhooed trial testing a law he opposed, a law banning the teaching of human evolution in Tennessee. He stood on principle in an intense spotlight... and when the trial was over, he stepped back out, determined to live his own life. But, history was not finished with him just yet.


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Update: Today on Sounds Good, we featured the six finalists in this contest.

The six finalists are "Paducah True" by Joe Hansen, "Paddlewheels" by George Coryell and Mike Jones, "Paducah, Jewel on the Ohio" by J.D. Wilkes, "Back to Old Paducah" by The Wheelhouse Rousters, "Oh Paducah, on the Ohio" by Suzi Renaud and "Docked in Paducah Again" by Nathan Blake Lynn.

Hear these songs and vote for your favorite on Paducah Life's Facebook Page

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  A shelter has been set up for evacuated flood victims in McCracken County.

American Red Cross Manager Angela Roberts says they have identified four affected areas, mostly within the Paducah city limits.

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Leadership Paducah recently made a record $42,200 donation to the Merryman House to go towards building an expanded campus and services. Director Mary Foley said "I was so unbelievably caught off guard. I'm not sure what I expected, but that exceeded my expectations." She speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about the gift, the progress on their new building and new opportunities to connect with the community. 

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