Paducah

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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Culture
6:25 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Best of Show at the AQS Show Goes to Veteran Quilter from the Netherlands

This year's Best in Show at AQS
Credit Lance Dennee

The 30th anniversary American Quilter’s Society Quilt Show and Contest Best of Show goes to Ted Storm, a quilter from the Netherlands.  Meredith Schroeder, President of the American Quilter’s Society, was  complimentary of Storm's work.   

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Arts
12:22 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Quilting Spotlight: AQS QuiltWeek in Paducah

It's that time of year! The birds are singing, the flowers are (sort of) blooming, and... the quilters are coming! We have so many wonderful underwriters that take part in the Paducah QuiltWeek festivities, and today we thank the American Quilter's Society, The National Quilt Museum, and the Yeiser Art Center for bringing great works of art to the region and sharing in their support of WKMS. 

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Culture
7:40 am
Tue April 22, 2014

Vendors form Advisory Council for Barbecue on the River

Shane Parker convenes a gathering of barbecuers to form an advisory council.
Credit Lance Dennee

Nearly 40 people gathered to vote on whether to form an advisory board of vendors for Barbecue on the River to communicate with Barbecue Incorporated on successes, failures, and ways to improve the annual Paducah event.  The Monday meeting was comprised of mostly barbecuers, but the council will include barbecuers, other food vendors, and non-food vendors. 

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Environment
3:16 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Bands Convene For Paducah's Earth Day in the Park

Bands convene at Carson Park this Saturday (April 21) for an Earth Day Concert benefiting recycling in Paducah.  The event seeks to bring the community together to help plant sunflowers, which will bloom in July/August. Tracy Ross speaks with David Nickell of West Kentucky Community and Technical College for a preview. 

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Government
1:49 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

The Battle of Paducah, Forrests' Expedition into West Kentucky and Tennessee

Lloyd Tilghman House Museum, 631 Kentucky Avenue in Paducah, Built in 1852.
Credit Wikimedia Commons

On March 25, 1864, Confederate cavalry leader Major General Nathan Bedford Forrest launched a successful raid on Paducah, quickly occupying the town, recruiting soldiers, and stripping supplies and horses from the Union troops, forcing Union leader Col. Stephen G. Hicks to withdraw to the west end of the town. Paducah Tilghman House Director Bill Baxter speaks with Todd Hatton on Sounds Good about the battle on the eve of its Sesquicentennial.

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Business
3:23 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Real Estate Magazine Ranks Three Area Communities as Places for Economic Development

Credit Site Selection Magazine

A corporate real estate strategy magazine has named three areas in our region as top places in the nation for economic development.

Site Selection Magazine released its annual Micropolitan Statistical Area report for 2013, ranking Paducah 16th and in Tennessee, Dyersburg  10th and Union City 27th.

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