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Matt Markgraf, WKMS

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. 

Paducah Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, INC. / Facebook

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.

Glenn Hall, with thanks to Maiden Alley Cinema

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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Paducah's bustling with new enterprises and there's another start-up in mid-to-late September when Sara Bradley's new farm-to-table restaurant The Freight House is expected to open in the old freight depot on South 3rd. While putting the finishing touches on the restaurant, Bradley's food has been previewed at Paducah's Farmers Market and Dry Ground Brewing Company. The focus is southern influence and locally sourced fare. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte meets the chef and learns more about how the Paducah native fell in love with food.

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The Paducah Symphony Orchestra's 2015/16 season is a "biggie," featuring soloists pianist Fabio Bidini and violinist Gary Levinson. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Executive Director Daniel Sene about the season that "stretches the boundaries" with 'gargantuan' musical pieces like Mahler's 1st Symphony, Beethoven's 9th (Ode To Joy), the familiar tunes of Brahms' 2nd Piano Concerto and anchored by the popular 'A Christmas Celebration.'

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WKCTC's Inland Logistics and Marine Institute is funded by a portion of a $23.8 million dollar grant through the US Labor Department Trade Adjustments and Assistance Community College and Career Training Program, to start and grow their program and improve online content in an effort to provide training for high-skilled, high-wage positions. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with the program's director Troy Courtney about the program and the open house on August 10.

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