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 The mission of the Oscar Cross Boys & Girls Club of Paducah is to enable young people to be productive, responsible and caring citizens. The organization recently announced the June 1 closure of their midtown facility, which means a consolidation of young people into the newer Park Avenue location. WPSD Local 6 Anchor Todd Faulkner is President of the Board of Directors and joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to talk about the closure, the challenge in overcoming financial struggles and how the organization helps give life skills to kids who need it most.

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The LowerTown Arts & Music Festival opens tomorrow at 3 p.m. There are ongoing interactive activities both days for kids at a tent between 5th and 6th on Madison. A variety of food, beverages, entertainment and and artists comprise the experience. Among the artists is Nashville's Beth McDaniel, an Alamo, Tennessee native whose dad Harold McDaniel and sister Gaye McDaniel graduated from Murray State. But it was Beth's Aunt Eula who figures most in her artwork now, as Kate Lochte learns on Sounds Good.

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Paducah Parks Services The Paducah Riverfront has long been a favorite destination for downtown visitors, whether sitting and watching riverboats float by or enjoying an evening picnic to cap the day. Starting later this month, visitors can also enjoy some free music while taking in the scenery as Paducah Parks present the RIVERfront Concert Series. 

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Paducah has 54 capital projects planned for the next five fiscal years but the city doesn’t yet have the more than $70 million to fund them all, including rebuilding the crumbling City Hall.

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Bowling Green has an active rock music scene, with emerging groups like Cage the Elephant and Morning Teleportation. Another group on the rise is indie psychedelic rock group Buffalo Rodeo, recently releasing their new album 123 Water on vinyl. Tracy Ross speaks with keys and vocalist Jordan Reynolds ahead of their performance at the LowerTown Arts & Music Festival on May 15 at 8 p.m. 

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Fifty-plus artists will grace the streets of the LowerTown Festival May 15 and 16th in Paducah. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte meets Tahmi DeSchepper who will bring her woven metal, fused glass jewelry from Fairfield, in Southeast Iowa. 

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Next Thursday Paducah's Heartland CARES, HIV/AIDS care, prevention and community awareness, celebrates its mission and successes with its 4th SpringTINI. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte gets a preview of the Market House Square event from Heartland CARES Executive Director Andrew Halford and learns why this non-profit organization keeps a low profile.

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When a child is determined to be somewhere on the autism disorder spectrum, parents have new work ahead, navigating the child's progress in life with expert and parent-peers. Paducah has a support group called Families on the Autism Spectrum including Kim Steele, whose own experiences have led her to the consultancy "Child First Advocacy Group." Bloom Behavior Clinical Director Dr. Becky Nastally is a Paducah-based psychologist and an advocate who specializes in helping families make sure their kids ge the most appropriate services from area schools. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte branches off of an earlier conversation, to learn more about how parents deal with teachers and schools.

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The Kentucky Tourism Bureau lists the LowerTown Arts and Music Festival in Paducah among the top Spring festivals in the Commonwealth. The annual gathering of regional music, artists and food vendors is Friday, May 15 and Saturday May 16 in the LowerTown district. Organizers Michael and Victoria Terra of Terra Cottage Ceramics joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to talk about this year's special events, the juried artists on display and the line-up of local music.

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Paducah-based poet Samuel "Snacks" Hawkins has been performing his poetry at events around the region for many years (including the 2014 WKMS Battle of the Bands Competition at Maiden Alley Cinema). On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte learns about his new book This is Why Kids Wanna Stay Up Late, hears some of his poetry, and his process teaching kids poetry in class workshops.

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