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Science
12:53 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Happy 1st Anniversary to The Lily Pad at Easter Seals West Kentucky

Credit Easter Seals West Kentucky, Facebook

Children with complex medical conditions can play and learn with other kids in the safe and nurturing environment of The Lily Pad at Easter Seals West Kentucky. it's the region's first medically-based childcare facility and it opened its doors exactly one year ago. There's an anniversary celebration from 2 to 4 p.m. today (September 30) at the 801 North 29th Street, Paducah location. Kate Lochte speaks with Director of Nursing Jessie Meiser on Sounds Good.

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Arts
7:36 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Paducah Native Merges Medical and Music Careers with Cigar Box Guitars

We will be giving away this guitar during our American Routes Party on Sunday, September 28 from 2 - 4 p.m. as part of our pledge drive.
Cigar Box Guitar by Dr. Kirk Withrow

University of Louisville School of Medicine trained, Dr. Kirk Withrow, son of Dr. Pat Withrow of Paducah, is distinguishing himself as assistant professor of surgery at the University of Alabama School of Medicine. In addition, he's a father, an artist and a musician, to name just a few of his avocations. He's contributing one of his hand-made cigar-box guitars for the WKMS fundraising campaign. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte learns more about this 'Renaissance Man' with western Kentucky roots.

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Arts
6:28 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

JD Wilkes 'Shakes' Maiden Alley Oktoberfest

Credit legendaryshackshakers.com

On October 18, WKMS is broadcasting live from Paducah's Oktoberfest, including a performance of by the Legendary Shack Shakers. Frontman JD Wilkes has spoken with Todd Hatton about his recent book, Barn Dances and Jamborees across Kentucky. On Sounds Good, he speaks with Kate Lochte about the band's "New Testament Tour," how he divides his creative time between two bands (he also fronts The Dirt Daubers) and his thoughts on uncovering an historic mural in downtown Paducah.

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Culture
7:53 am
Fri September 26, 2014

BBQ on the River Turns 20

Credit Lance Dennee

Barbecue lovers can sample their favorite food from our region this weekend. Barbecue on the River is underway in downtown Paducah for its 20th year. Thirty-five teams are participating in the completion, raising money for charity. Barbecue on the River director David Boggs says Barbecue is being sold with vendors selling out on the first day said.

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Energy
8:47 am
Wed September 24, 2014

PPS addresses City Commission and Residents

Credit Lance Dennee

The Paducah City Commission introduced a resolution ‘Call for Action’ demanding a solution from the Paducah Power System. Last night the commission heard a presentation by Prairie State Energy Campus executives addressing their part in sky-rocketing energy costs to area consumers. Residents like Gayle Frye voiced their concerns to Prairie State and Paducah Power executives.

“I felt like I was listening to a philandering husband or a wife who had been caught cheating. And, all that you were doing was explaining why you were not producing,” Frye said. “And, your capacity, it seems, produces a product that you cannot produce.”

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Arts
10:34 am
Sat September 20, 2014

The Wheelhouse Rousters LIVE on WKMS September 28

Credit The Wheelhouse Rousters, Facebook

On Sunday, September 28th hear old-time river music with The Wheelhouse Rousters on a special extended A Prairie Home Companion 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Longtime friends of the station, Nathan Blake Lynn on guitar, Josh Coffey on fiddle, and Eddie Coffey on standup bass, play tunes from their new album (set to drop early October) of long forgotten songs gathered by Mary Wheeler of Paducah, as well as some familiar favorites.

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Society
7:35 am
Wed September 3, 2014

Increase to Paducah Police/Firefighter Pension Pay-out Fails

Paducah's retired firefighters and police will not see an increase in their pension payments after Tuesday's City Commission meeting.
Credit paducahky.gov

An ordinance to increase payment from the Paducah Police and Firefighters’ Pension Fund by 2 percent to retirees did not pass at Tuesday night’s City Commission meeting. The ordinance failed by a 2 to 2 vote with one commissioner not present.

 Commissioners Carol Gault and Richard Abraham voted to approve the increase. Abraham says Paducah’s police and firefighters are among the most deserving of increased support from the city’s budget.

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Infrastructure
6:02 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Lane Closures on I-24 Ohio River Bridge

Credit Daniel Schwen, Wikimedia Commons

Commuters between Paducah and Metropolis could encounter slower passage over the I-24 Ohio River Bridge this week. The Illinois Department of Transportation will begin work Tuesday, taking place in both eastbound and westbound lanes causing daytime lane closures extending through Friday. IDOT spokesman Keith Miley says through traffic should seek alternate routes.

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Education
4:33 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

WKCTC President on Origins of Paducah Arts Expansion

Carson Myre Charitable Foundation donates $400,000 towards Paducah School of Art & Design campus project
Credit westkentucky.kctcs.edu

West Kentucky Community and Technical College President Dr. Barbara Veazey says plans to renovate the Kitchens Building to accommodate the expansion of the Paducah School of Art and Design has been years in the making. On Sounds Good, she gives some historical context to the project and hopes for securing artistic and economic growth in Paducah.

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Arts
3:55 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Paducah School of Art & Design Reaches Final Phase in Campus Renovation

Ceramics Lab in Madison Hall
paducahschoolofartanddesign.org

On Friday, WKCTC received a $400,000 donation from Paducah's Carson-Myre Charitable Foundation to finish Phase 3 of the Paducah School of Art and Design campus project. Paul Aho, Dean of PSAD, speaks with Kate Lochte about the renovations to the Kitchens Building and the multitude of programs that will be housed in the new building upon completion, including a recent "surprise" addition.

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