Paducah

Environment
3:02 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Olmsted Dam Work Proceeding with Target Completion Date 2020

Olmsted Locks and Dam
Credit US Army Corps of Engineers

It was 1987 when the Corps of Engineers formally recommended to Congress that a new dam be built near Olmsted, Illinois. The Olmsted Locks and Dam would replace old wicket dams between Paducah and Metropolis and between Joppa and Olmsted. It's a massive project in an erratically flowing river. The locks were finished long ago. Today, we get an update on the building of the dam and learn more about the controversial construction method being used for the dam, called "in-the-wet." Kate Lochte speaks with Olmsted Division Chief Mike Braden of the Louisville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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Society
8:19 am
Wed June 4, 2014

125 Jobs May Come to Paducah

A memorandum of understanding (MOU) and potential lease agreement approved last night by the Paducah City Commission clears the way for Michigan-based Genova Products to add 125 jobs to the region. Paducah Economic Development Corporation president and CEO Chad Chancellor made the announcement after emerging from a commission executive session.

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Arts
3:29 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Market House Theatre Brings 'Young Frankenstein' to Life

From Mel Brooks and the creators of the Broadway hit The Producers comes the musical monster comedy, Young Frankenstein. It's a re-imagining of  the classic comedic film, featuring songs like "The Transylvania Mania," "He Vas My Boyfriend," and "Puttin' on the Ritz." On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Market House Theatre director Michael Cochran talks about all of the components unearthed to bring this musical to life.

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Government
5:29 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

Paducah Reviews Next Year’s Budget, Finds Evidence of Growing Economy

Credit Lance Dennee / WKMS

More revenue is allowing Paducah city officials to increase their budgets and consider some city updates.

Commissioner Carol Gault says this week’s budget workshop shows that the economy is slowly rebounding with a nearly four percent rise in revenue.

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History
3:46 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

Listen: John E.L. Robertson Discusses His New Book "Paducah Kentucky...A History"

In John E.L. Robertson's latest book, "Paducah Kentucky...A History," he continues to offer new research adding to his previous books about his town.  

Mr. Robertson gave up seniority in his job to teach a few classes in history when Paducah Junior College began and liked it so much he made a career out of it.  

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Arts
11:36 am
Fri May 16, 2014

Vietnamese Hand-Sewn Silk Embroidery at LowerTown

St. Louis based artist Don Tran demonstrates and sells Vietnamese hand-sewn silk embroideries at festivals nationally and is among sixty-plus artists at the LowerTown Arts & Music Festival this weekend. His embroidery took a best in show this year at the Cherokee Triangle Art Festival in Louisville. Tran demonstrates his process at the festival and speaks with Kate on Sounds Good.

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Arts
2:15 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Soul Dog Brings a Soulful Dance Party to LowerTown's Main Stage

Soul Dog is a Purchase Area-based band that performs soul and classic rock favorites from the likes of Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Smokey Robinson, the Beatles, Van Morrison, David Bowie and more. They'll be joining the line-up of local artists at the LowerTown Arts & Music Festival this weekend in Paducah. Soul Dog takes the main stage Saturday at 5 p.m. and the Harrison Stage at 7:30. Bassist Kevin Qualls joins Kate Lochte in the studio on Sounds Good for a preview.

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Government
1:33 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

Paducah Seeking Grant to Repair Downtown Buildings

Credit Lance Dennee / WKMS

 

The City of Paducah is seeking a Delta Regional Authority grant through the States’ Economic Development Assistance Program (SEDAP) for improvements to downtown buildings.

Paducah Planning Director Steve Ervin told the City Commission he was seeking the grant at its Tuesday meeting.

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Arts
2:56 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

'Fourchestra' Brings Steel Pan Funk to LowerTown

Amidst an eclectic lineup of musicians performing at this weekend's LowerTown Arts & Music Festival is the Asheville, North Carolina jazz fusion ensemble called the Jonathon Scales Fourchestra.  Bandleader Scales is a graduate of Appalachian State University. He was the saxophonist before turning to steel pans in 2002. We meet Jonathan Scales and hear the Fourchestra with Kate Lochte.

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Arts
9:30 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Live Broadcast & More from the LowerTown Arts & Music Festival 2014

Update: Festival Co-Directors Victoria and Michael Terra of Terra Cottage Ceramics in LowerTown have the details on musicians and artists creating the Festival this weekend:

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