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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.

Education
4:43 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

WKCTC President on Transition Center for USEC Workers, and More

West Kentucky Community and Technical College President Dr. Barbara Veazey visits Sounds Good during today’s second hour. Dr. Veazey gives us an overview of WKCTC’s housing a transition center to support workers during the USEC closure. Also, the continued growth of the Paducah School of Art and Design and a look at modular online learning, and WKCTC's second consecutive ranking at one of the nation's Top 10 community colleges by The Aspen Institute - and what that means for the school and community.

Society
11:55 am
Wed July 24, 2013

Hopkinsville Named Fastest Growing City in Kentucky

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  U.S. Census figures show Hopkinsville as the fastest growing city in the Commonwealth. The Bureau's recent figures show a 3% growth in population between 2011 and 2012. The increase is a full percent higher than Georgetown which is the next fastest growing city in Kentucky.

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Society
3:23 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

All About MCLIB's Friends of the Library Summer Book Sale

MCLIB Book Sale 2012
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Kate Lochte is joined by Friends of the McCracken County Library President Jenni Boyarski on Sounds Good. They talk about the library's book sale Friday, July 19 and Saturday, July 20. The sale will feature books, cds, and visual material, located at the St. Paul Lutheran Church, 211 S. 21st St. On Friday, the sale runs from 9 am to 7 pm, and Saturday runs from 9 am to 1 pm. Proceeds benefit the public library. Click here for more information about the Friends of the Library.

Government
11:52 am
Thu July 11, 2013

I-66 Corridor Will Connect Paducah and Cape Girardeau

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  Work continues on planning for an interstate corridor to connect Paducah to I-55 in Cape Girardeau with a public meeting later this month. 

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