Paducah

Patty Griffin, Facebook

Three singer-songwriters share the stage tonight (Friday, February 19) at the WKCTC Clemens Fine Arts Center. Patty Griffin, Sara Watkins and Anais Mitchell accompany each other in a "singers in the round" style concert. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with Sara Watkins about how this concert came together, her new solo album and thoughts on Chris Thile hosting A Prairie Home Companion.

Author: Monika M. Wahi, via Wikimedia Commons

Paducah city officials are considering drafting an ordinance to expand the use of food trucks in the city.

Right now, mobile food vending is allowed only on a couple stretches of Hinkleville and Lone Oak roads in what’s known as highway business districts.

Used with permission from New York State Archives. New York (State). Governor. Public information photographs, 1910-1992. Series 13703-83, Box 15, No. 1314 (Job #2-364)

Ersa Hines Poston grew up in western Kentucky during the great depression, went on to work for New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller during the Civil Rights movement and was appointed by President Carter to the Civil Service Commission, the first African American woman appointed to this position. On Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf speaks with Sarah Hopley, Special Collections & Exhibits Librarian, about the life of this remarkable woman from our region.

McCracken County Sheriff's Department

An “Internet Purchase Exchange Location” is now in the McCracken County courthouse parking lot. The McCracken County Sheriff’s Department established the designated meeting point to offer a “peace of mind” when meeting a buyer or seller from an internet transaction.

Courtesy of Janett Blythe, WKCTC

Update February 8: Conversation on Sounds Good added  

West Kentucky Community and Technical College announced Thursday the name of the main gallery in Paducah School of Art and Design's new 2D and Graphic Design Building. The recognition goes to Paducah artist and interior designer Bill Ford. 

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, transportation.ky.gov

Traffic will be restricted to one lane on the I-24 Ohio River Bridge between Metropolis, IL and Paducah starting Monday. Initially it will be for eastbound traffic only. Twenty bearings will be replaced. Tuesday morning, east- and westbound traffic will be stopped at each end of the bridge for 10 minutes between 5 and 6 a.m. This is to do prep work for the bearing replacement.

Michael Terra, Empty Bowls Project of Paducah

The Empty Bowls Project returns to Paducah for the sixth year. The event helps sponsor 70,000 meals that the community kitchen serves every year, with approximately 1,700 bowls. On Sounds Good, Paducah artisan Michael Terra discusses the Throw-A-Thon, Monday and how he got involved in bringing the project to Paducah.

Courtesy of National Quilt Museum

The National Quilt Museum in Paducah is getting ready to open two new exhibits, kicking off 2016: the regional guild show, "Simply Southwest" and the annual kids' contest, "School Block Challenge." On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with Judy Schwender, Curator of Collections and Registrar, about these exhibits and a peek at 'The Other Side' coming in February.

Paducah Area Transit System, Facebook

The Paducah Area Transit System has a unique status as the only fixed route bus system in Kentucky that serves a rural town community with a population under 50,000. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with the system's executive director Arthur Boykin about understanding the services provided and the challenges of operating such a system in our region.

paducahsymphony.org

Saturday night, the Paducah Symphony Orchestra presents their the annual Christmas celebration, one of the most energetic performances all season. On Sounds Good, Maestro Raffaele Ponti speaks with George Eldred about the performance and explains why some consider this concert the official start of the Christmas season in Paducah.

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