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The Down Syndrome Association of Western Kentucky hosts its 14th Annual Buddy Walk tomorrow (Saturday) at Noble Park in Paducah to promote awareness and advocacy and to celebrate the wonderful individuals with Down Syndrome in our region. Lana Dockery, the Co-Coordinator of the Buddy Walk joined Austin Carter on Sounds Good to talk about the free event, which is rain or shine - but hopefully shine, she says. 

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Each October, as the night falls earlier, the cool air crisps and leaves turn shades of orange and red, The Market House Theatre leads groups by lantern along the historic streets of downtown Paducah, telling stories of legend and lore. The River City Ghost Tours are underway and a play titled Dangerous Obsession opens tonight (October 15). On Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf hears a ghost story preview from Executive Director Michael Cochran.

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Paducah artist, author and retired physician Bill Renzulli has released a trilogy of new books, titled Transitions, Gifts and Notes on a Simple Life. These books are are loosely related poems and prose considering the gifts we give to others, finding comfort in who you are and the philosophy of living a "simple life." On Sounds Good, Austin Carter speaks with Renzulli about his new work. 

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With bands from Red Ember, The Legendary Shack Shakers, Bawn in the Mash, Solid Rock'it Boosters and many others, Paducah has a very prominent local music scene. This scene burgeoned in the 1960s, with bands like the Moxies, Palisades, The Paducah Dukes, Stormy & The Shandels and The Rivals to name a few. Todd Hatton goes back to 1965 with a look at the music scene of the day with Paducah native and musician Tommy Thompson and George Coryell, one of the founding members of the Moxies. Their single, "I Must Apologize" topped the Beatles on the 1964 charts in Paducah.

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Ah, yes, September. A time of harvest. And later this month, those fresh fruits and veggies will find their way from local farms onto our plates at Paducah's newest restaurant, Freight House. 

Located inside the train depot on 3rd street in Downtown Paducah, the Freight House brings new life and fresh food to the historic landmark. The seasonal menu will feature Southern flavors with responsibly-raised meats and produce, all sourced locally within a day's drive from Paducah. Such careful selection allows food lovers to enjoy food grown for flavor, not for long travel. 

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Alumnae of an historically black sorority want to start a community conversation about student achievement among subgroups in Paducah. The local alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta’s “Call to Action” Town Hall Meeting is Saturday.  

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Restoration work is underway in the historic Columbia Theater in downtown Paducah. Geoffrey Steward leads Atlanta-based International Final Arts Conversation Studios in uncovering the stained glass ceiling, investigating the original paint palettes from 1927 and its modernization in the 1950s. They are also repairing the fire curtain, damaged when the movie screen was installed, patching the holes, sealing the asbestos and repainting the New York Harbor scene. On Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf stopped by the Columbia to learn more about the restoration effort.

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American roots musician Pokey LaFarge played a sold out show at Paducah's Maiden Alley Cinema last week. Tracy Ross had a moment to chat with him before the performance about his love of baseball, his favorite music outside of the style he plays, favorite venues around the world and time zones. We also hear a couple songs from the evening's performance.

About this time last year, Dr. Jim Gould told WKMS that Gene Katterjohn of Paducah had a good story and arranged for Kate Lochte to chat at the Katterjohn’s home one stormy afternoon. The Katterjohns are among the city’s many multi-generational community-minded families. Back in 1919 a Katterjohn won the mayoral race by 86 votes. 

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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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