Thanksgiving

Environment
11:48 am
Tue November 26, 2013

Understanding the Wild Turkey

 Kate Lochte speaks with LBL Wildlife Technician Curtis Fowler about the wild turkey. Fowler explains the hard life of a turkey, times when turkeys were scarce in the US and when reintroduction took place, also a turkey's ability to fly and when you might see one airborne.

See more about turkey hunting at LBL.

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Society
3:36 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

St. John's Hosts 9th Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner

St. John's Episcopal Church's Rev. Rose Bogal Albritten joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good with more about the 9th Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner at the Murray Banquet Center from 11:30 to 1 Thursday. All are welcome. See more at St. John's website.

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Culture
3:30 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Chad and Tracy Preview 'Preserving Our Voices'

WKMS News Director Chad Lampe talks with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about the WKMS original production "Preserving Our Voices" airing Friday at noon, following the StoryCorps 10th Anniversary Special: Ties that Bind. They preview some of the stories you'll hear in the special, and listen to part of a story from Paducah resident and MSU alum, Jesus Menendez, who grew up in Cuba during the Cuban Revolution and made his way to a new life in western Kentucky.

Read more about Preserving Our Voices.

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Politics
4:17 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Ky. Lawmaker Apologizes for Thanksgiving Tweet

Credit Twitter

A Northern Kentucky lawmaker stepped in a Thanksgiving Twitter controversy over a joke about gun control. A joke made by Dry Ridge Republican Brian Linder has sparked a broader conversation about American history.

It all started with a t weet.

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Culture
7:10 am
Tue November 19, 2013

TN Offering Thanksgiving Dinner At State Parks

Credit LBL Forest Service

Restaurants at eight Tennessee state parks will be open Nov. 28 to serve Thanksgiving dinner, including Paris Landing State Park in Henry County.

Other state parks serving the Thanksgiving dinners include Cumberland Mountain, David Crockett, Fall Creek Falls, Henry Horton, Montgomery Bell, Natchez Trace, Paris Landing and Pickwick Landing.

Turkey and trimmings will be available starting at 11 a.m.

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Culture
3:31 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Holidays Sound Good on WKMS!

We’re happy announce that our annual holiday programming schedule is set! We hope you’ll curl up with a hot mug of cocoa to enjoy nearly 80 hours of special national and local programing to celebrate the season.

You’ll hear favorites like A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols,  A Chanticleer Christmas, and New Year’s Day from Vienna, as well as some new additions like A Journey Through the Nutcracker and Tallis Scholars: Love is Better than Wine

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Government
9:42 am
Thu November 22, 2012

Kentucky Transportation Officials Suspend Construction

Kentucky transportation officials say they’ve suspended construction on most major highways over the Thanksgiving holiday, including the Ledbetter Bridge between Livingston and McCracken counties. However, they urge drivers to still use caution and be alert for lane closures in many locations.                          

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Society
10:01 am
Wed November 21, 2012

Thanksgiving Turkeys can Pose Fire Hazard

Thanksgiving is often the biggest, most complex home cooked meal of the year, which means there are a lot of mistakes. It can also be a busy day for firefighters.   The National Fire Protection Association says Thanksgiving is the leading day for home cooking fires. 

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Society
5:00 am
Wed November 21, 2012

Slight Uptick in Holiday Travel This Thanksgiving

Motorists this Thanksgiving Week are apt to see congested interstate highways around Kentucky.  Holiday travel is anticipated to increase slightly for the five day period.  Triple-A spokesman Christopher Oakford says that’s been the trend in recent years.

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WKMS Press Releases
3:12 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

Sounds Good Wreath Contest Winners

Wreath Contest 2012 Waterfield Library

Murray State’s NPR station, 91.3 WKMS-FM, has announced winners of its holiday wreath making contest. Wreaths are on display in Murray State’s Waterfield Library through the end of November and then most go to Murray Calloway County Hospital to decorate for the holiday season. Images of all wreaths are also on the WKMS Facebook page.

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