Pirates

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Highway 91 goes north from Marion, Kentucky to the Ohio River, where there's a small ferry crossing to Cave-In-Rock, Illinois. That limestone cave, now a feature of a small state park along the banks of the river, was said to have harbored vicious river pirates at the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries, including the infamous Harpe Brothers. Dr. Mark Wagner, interim director and staff archeologist of Southern Illinois Carbondale's Center for Archeological Investigations, says that historical record only places one particular pirate there and his name was Samuel Mason. Kate Lochte speaks with Dr. Wagner on Sounds Good to learn more about the fearsome figure who prowled the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers.

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Up to and through the Civil War, Kentucky was considered America's frontier. It was a central part of American history, says historian James Claypool, who writes for the Kentucky Humanities Council. On Sounds Good, he shares the story of Logan County's Presley O'Bannon, "one of the most remarkable people in Kentucky - and American history for that matter. Certainly one of the most significant Marines ever," who fought the Barbary Pirates in Tripoli in 1805, became a model for US Marine Corps traditions and retired to serve in the State Legislature and Senate.

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Ahoy Mateys! A new musical adventure docks in Paducah tonight (February 27) through March 9. "How I Became A Pirate" tells the story of a young boy who gets recruited by a friendly pirate captain and his whacky mates to help in the search for buried treasure. Along the way, they learn that real treasure can't be found on a map. April Cochran, Education Director for Paducah's Market House Theatre directs the production, and gives a preview on Sounds Good.

CASA by the Lakes Executive Director Lindsey Harlan joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to recap with us the upcoming Pirates v. Ninjas Fun Walk/Run and Chili Challenge at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park this weekend, September 28th. It raises funds for CASA’s safe placement of abused and neglected children in Calloway and Marshall Counties. They also talk about the work court appointed special advocates do in Marshall and Calloway Counties and the unity between counties and regionwide. Call 270-761-0164 or email casapr@murray-ky.net for more information about the fundraiser.

CASA by the Lakes Executive Director Lindsey Harlan joins us on Sounds Good. There’s A Pirates v. Ninjas Fun Walk/Run and Chili Challenge at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park on September 28th. It raises funds for CASA’s safe placement of abused and neglected children in Calloway and Marshall Counties. Pick a side: Pirate or Ninja, dress up the family and have a good time for a good cause. Registration for the Fun Walk and Run begins at 9:30 am at Kentucky Dam Village Beach Parking Lot ($8 for individuals in advance, $10 at event. Groups of 4 or more - call 270-761-0164 for discount). The Walk/Run begins at 10:30 am, with prizes for best costumes. The Chili Challenge will be at Kentucky Dam Village Lakeview Pavilion (behind the Convention Center). $5 suggested donation per bowl, $2 for each extra. Registration fees for teams is $25. Call 270-761-0164 or email casapr@murray-ky.net for more information.

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