In this special WKMS News presentation that originally aired on July 21, 2011, Producer Todd Hatton takes us back in time to the eve of war in the Jackson Purchase of 1861. In this first segment, we find out what kind of place western Kentucky was 150 years ago, and look at the people and issues that brought the Commonwealth into the conflict.
Director of Jazz Ensembles at Murray State, leader of The Todd Hill Quartet and Todd Hill and his Orchestra, and WKMS Volunteer Todd Hill has created a new 10-part series, Benny Goodman: King of Swing for the regional public media service of Murray State University. This is Mr. Hill’s second ten-part series for WKMS, having created Diggin’ Duke in 2010.
On this week's Front Page PM: the Murray State Racers lost their first game of the season last night, but it doesn’t take away from their record setting season, we’ll hear about another record setting basketball team from 60 years ago. Also, this week's Kentucky Legislative Round-Up, how insects cope with cold weather, and a look-back at the Battle of Fort Donelson 150 years ago.