Paducah

Business
2:08 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

"A Pearl in the Storm" Author Speaks at Paducah Chamber Breakfast

World adventurer, humanitarian, and now, President of Spalding University in Louisville, Tori Murden McClure, speaks about her book "A Pearl in the Storm" for the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce 'Power in Partnership' Breakfast October 17. She was the first woman and first American to row solo across the Atlantic. She speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about her book, her travels, work as a humanitarian, and previews the upcoming event. See more on Tori Murden McClure's website.

Health
11:19 am
Tue October 8, 2013

Special Needs Folks Demonstrate Therapeutic Riding Saturday

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HORSES, Inc's name is actually an acronym:  Helping Others Reach Success using Equine Services.  It offers therapeutic horseback riding classes for people with physical, mental or emotional challenges.  Today we meet one of its Board Members, John Maldaner, to speak about the Boots & Bridles Competition Saturday at Carson Park in Paducah.  The all-day event is actually a celebration of the riders with a couple of participation events as well.
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Crime
11:16 am
Fri October 4, 2013

Driver Arraigned In Noble Park Hit-And-Run Case

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A man charged with an August 18th hit-and-run bike wreck in Noble Park has pleaded not guilty to felony charges.  18-year-old William T. Hayes Jr. was arraigned in McCracken Circuit Court Thursday on charges of first-degree assault, leaving the scene of an accident and first-degree criminal mischief.

Police reports said Dr. William Jay Pitman of Paducah was hit from behind by a red sports while riding a bicycle down a single lane road in the park that evening.  The driver left the scene without stopping.  Dr. Pitman sustained serious injuries. 

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Society
2:53 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Overview of the 7th Annual Addiction Symposium at Baptist Health Paducah

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Retired cardiologist and current director of outreach for Baptist Health Paducah, Dr. Patrick Withrow joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good with information about the 7th Annual Addiction and Compulsive Behavior Symposium on Saturday, October 26, at the hospital, including the manager of Kentucky's KASPER drug reporting system. The target audience will be professionals who deal with these problems. See more at Baptist Health Paducah's website.

Arts
9:25 am
Thu September 5, 2013

Paducah Symphony Orchestra Season Opens with Tchaikovsky

Paducah Symphony Orchestra Maestro Raffaele Ponti visits with us on Sounds Good. The Orchestra’s season opens Saturday (September 7) at 7:30 p.m. at the Carson Center, featuring soloist Ilya Kaler performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. Kaler was born in Moscow, Russia and is the only violinist to have won gold medals at each of the three most prestigious international competitions. Ponti speaks with Kate Lochte about the season ahead. See the season schedule and more at Paducah Symphony Orchestra's website.

Business
11:59 am
Wed September 4, 2013

Paducah Recycling Facility Faces Possible Closing

The City of Paducah could face serious issues with its recycling capabilities in the near future. During a workshop Tuesday, Greater Paducah Sustainability Project-RecycleNow representatives updated the mayor and commissioners on its status.

The nonprofit organization has managed a recycling operation in a facility owned by Paducah Water for the past four years. This December, Paducah Water will need the building back. GPSP-RecycleNow Treasurer Bob Johnson said the situation is dire.

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Business
4:25 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Paducah City Commission Reviews Loan Offer for New Hotel

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A new Paducah hotel that would connect to the Julian Carroll Convention Center downtown is one small step closer to coming to fruition.

The City Commission met with City Attorney David Denton in closed session this morning to review a loan offer for the project. A local bank gave the developer that offer this week. City spokesperson Pam Spencer says the plans are not final yet.

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Business
12:26 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Paducah Neurologist Settles Civil Rights Suit

A Paducah neurologist’s office has settled a discrimination suit with a hearing-impaired patient who alleges he was not provided a sign language interpreter during a May 2011 visit. 

Mike J. Young claims Comprehensive Neurological Services refused to provide the interpreter.  If so, this would violate the state and U.S. Civil Rights acts.  Comprehensive Neurological Services denied any violation, but the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights determined there is enough evidence that discrimination may have occurred. 

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Arts
5:19 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Market House Theatre Celebrates 50 Years

Market House Theatre in Paducah kicks off its 50th Anniversary Season this month so Executive Director Michal Cochran visits with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to talk about the golden time and an upcoming Community Street Fair, on August 24 - featuring art, music, dance and drama. They also talk about the first production of the season, Godspell, opening in September, and some other events and activities coming up at Market House Theatre. Click here for more about the 50th season at Market House.

Arts
11:38 am
Tue July 30, 2013

'From the Pieces of a Nation: Civil War Period Quilts' at the National Quilt Museum

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Kate Lochte meets Judy Schwender of the National Quilt Museum in Paducah to learn more about the exhibit of Civil War Era Quilts. This exhibit is open through October 8, featuring quilts made while the nation was being torn apart, from Arlan and Pat Christ's collection. Schwender talks about a few of the stand-outs, including quilts made by men of the Civil War era, and also how quilt-making has become popular in modern Japan.

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