9:59 am
Fri August 17, 2012

Judge won't void TN US Senate Democratic primary

A federal judge has refused to void Tennessee’s Democratic U.S. Senate primary won by an anti-gay candidate the party has disavowed.  District Judge Kevin Sharp ruled the lawsuit filed by losing candidate Larry Crim was improper because it was not filed against an individual.  Crim sued the state Division of Elections and the Tennessee Democratic Party trying to keep winner Mark Clayton off the November ballot.  The day after the election, the state Democratic Party said it wanted nothing to do with Clayton.

8:35 am
Tue August 7, 2012

Kentucky’s Hay Hotline Re-activated

KY Agriculture Commissioner James Comer
KY Department of Agriculture

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture has reactivated its hay hotline to help farmers find forage for their livestock.  Agriculture Commissioner James Comer says he restarted the hotline to connect farmers in need of forage to others willing to sell it.  The Department’s website also has online directories where producers can list hay for sale, and where farmers can search for available hay by county

9:57 am
Mon August 6, 2012

Todd Hatton discusses RAMP with the PRDA's Steve Doolittle and Bruce Brockenborough

Rendering showing site of proposed hotel.
Paducah Riverfront Development Authority

The Paducah Riverfront Development Authority will submit its Renaissance Area Master Plan, or RAMP, to the city commission.  The RAMP’s purpose is to facilitate improved movement between Paducah’s historic downtown, the Lowertown Arts District, and the riverfront.  Officials with the PRDA hope this will in turn make Paducah a more attractive destination for tourists as well as a greater economic resource for current residents and those yet to become residents. To find out more about RAMP and its way forward, Todd Hatton sp

9:45 am
Mon August 6, 2012

KPR's Kenny Colston on the Fancy Farm Picnic

Unlike in years past, this year's Fancy Farm Picnic drew few elected officials. But that doesn't mean there weren't any fireworks. Kentucky Public Radio's Kenny Colston covered the picnic, and he sat down with KPR's Gabe Bullard to sum up the post-picnic chatter.

9:53 am
Sun July 29, 2012

Western Kentucky Snakes!

Timber Rattlesnake

Earlier this month, we reported on the increase in the incidents of snakebite in Kentucky.  State wildlife officials lay some of the blame for the rise on the drought; when it gets hot and dry, it only makes sense that people, and snakes, would head for the water.  And when they come into contact, it can be unfortunate.  But this doesn't mean all, or even most, snakes are dangerous.  But how do you tell the difference between snakes that are from the ones that aren't?  What do you do if a venomous snake bites you? 

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9:41 am
Thu July 26, 2012

Discovery Park grist mill near completion


Volunteers at Union City’s Discovery Park are close to completing work on a grist mill that’s taken five years to build.  

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9:39 am
Thu July 26, 2012

IL officials encourage immunization updates


Illinois health and education officials are reminding parents to update their children’s immunizations before school starts this fall.  

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9:38 am
Thu July 26, 2012

IL launches buy local campaign

Illinois agriculture officials have launched a campaign to encourage shoppers to buy locally produced food.  Authorities say consumers will be able to find those products on shelves bearing a new “Illinois Product” logo. 

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Sounds Good for WKMS Members in the Future
9:45 am
Mon July 16, 2012

Now You Can Make Pledges that Renew Automatically Every Year

WKMS sounds good because nearly two thousand listeners support it financially each year, and now we're giving you an even more convenient option to continue your support from year to year.  Thank you!

Use the "Pledge Now" button on this page.  You will go to a secure giving page where you can contribute electronically anytime.  

And now you can choose to do so as a WKMS Sustaining Member.  

You tell us the amount you want deducted from your credit card and your giving is automatically renewed and uninterrupted yearly.

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10:29 am
Sun July 1, 2012

WKMS @ ROMP: The Slideshow

The Farewell Drifters

We had a blast at ROMP  at Yellow Creek Park in Owensboro, hosted by the International Bluegrass Music Museum. We hope you enjoyed the live broadcasts! Also a special shout-out to our friends at the Evansville-based NPR & PBS station, WNIN for helping make the trip and the broadcast possible.

See more photos on ROMP's Facebook page.