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Princeton’s first bourbon and moonshine distillery is set to open at noon today.

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Update: In a statement to member station WFPL Friday, a spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell  says the senator would not support the nomination.

A western Kentucky native is nominated for the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. White House officials say President Obama chose Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Lisabeth Tabor Hughes for her "long and impressive record of service."

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Princeton’s ConAgra plant will soon have a new owner. The company announced this week it is selling its private label operations to TreeHouse Foods for $2.7 billion.

Courtesy of Eddy Grove Vineyard

It wouldn’t be hard to think you’ve stepped into a storybook when you first visit Eddy Grove Vineyard. With rolling hills, grape vines, patio tables with big umbrellas, and a Tuscan-inspired tasting room – it’s a great tucked-away find off State Route 293 near Princeton, Kentucky, an easy trek from I-24.

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  A petition is circulating that urges Caldwell County judge-executive Ellen Dunning to move the fiscal court’s monthly meeting from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Jeff Simms, a Princeton banker, started the Change.org petition and says Caldwell County residents who might not be able to attend the morning meetings deserve more access to their local government.

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The Princeton Art Guild volunteer organizers and local financial sponsors offer a two-day music festival on the Butler School lawn between Main and Washington Streets in downtown Princeton starting at 6 p.m. Friday and continuing through Saturday night. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with the festival's namesake Eddie Pennington, the recipient of an honorary doctorate from Western Kentucky University, who is recognized among his peers as one of the greatest living thumb style guitarists. In venues throughout the United States and Europe, he has kept alive the sound popularized by Kentucky native Merle Travis in the 1940s.

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Caldwell County’s former animal shelter is embattled in a federal lawsuit seeking damages for what she claims is a wrongful termination. 

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The Princeton Police Chief has shot and killed a man attempting to rob the city’s Planters Bank.  Media report the same bank was robbed on Wednesday.

Kentucky State Troopers say James Hamm, 67, of Princeton entered the bank shortly after it opened this morning wearing stockings over his face and brandishing a gun.

Meet the New Curator of Princeton's Adsmore Museum

Mar 20, 2014

Caldwell County's Rebecca Pool became the Curator/Director of Adsmore in Princeton in 2013 upon the retirement of longtime curator Ardell Jarrett. Pool was hired in early 2013 as a tour guide at Adsmore and took the role of Curator/Director last June. She speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about this year's interpretive displays, including Katharine's Birthday (now through April 5), Ladies Easter Luncheon (April 8 - May 17) and Children's Easter Tea (April 12). 

Kate Lochte speaks with Stacey Menser on Sounds Good about the 16th annual Pennington Folk Festival, an outdoor, live performance honoring local thumbpicking guitarist Eddie Pennington this Friday and Saturday. The festival is located on 612 West Washington Street on the Butler Campus Lawn in Princeton, Kentucky. The festival is free, and it is recommended that you bring your own chairs. See more on the Pennington Folk Festival Facebook page.

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