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Arts
12:54 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Moscow Festival Ballet Comes to WKCTC's Clemens Fine Arts Center

The classic Tchaikovsky ballet "Swan Lake" is performed at Paducah's West Kentucky Community and Technical College's Clemens Fine Arts Center tomorrow night (April 24) at 7:30 p.m. Fifty dancers of the Moscow Festival Ballet perform the great work. Kate Lochte speaks with Gail Robinson Butler, Director of the Clemens Fine Arts Center for a preview.

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Business
12:11 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Paducah City Commission Creates Board for New Main Street Organization

The Paducah City Commission plans to eliminate the Main Street Department and the Paducah Renaissance Alliance Advisory Board while establishing a new Main Street Board of Directors.

Paducah Planning Director Steve Ervin says the new board will assist with Main Street accreditation along with promoting Main Street, which will focus on design, organization, promotion and economic restructuring for the area.  

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Arts
11:57 am
Wed April 23, 2014

American Quilters Society Show Brings Thousands to Paducah

Janome America, Inc. Best of Show Award #3-123 ElaTED Ted Storm, ‘s-Gravenzande, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Credit aqsshows.com

There's lots of traffic in Paducah because 2014's American Quilters Society Quilt Week is underway through Saturday. Winners were announced Wednesday night and you can see these remarkable works of art at aqsshows.com. Bonnie Browning is the Executive Show Director, and has been for many years, as well as being a quilter and author in her own right. She and Kate Lochte outline the attractions and logistics for visitors on Sounds Good.

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History
11:50 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Listen to "Irvin S. Cobb: Back Home" A WKMS News Documentary

A hand-colored postcard of Cobb's birthplace on 3rd St. in Paducah.
From the collection of Todd Hatton

Irvin S. Cobb: Back Home is the latest entry in WKMS' award-winning series of documentaries that tell the stories of our Four Rivers region.  It originally aired March 30th, 2014, marking the 70th anniversary of the passing of one of western Kentucky's most famous native sons. 

His name, along with that of U.S. Vice President Alben W. Barkley, is ubiquitous throughout the region they both called home.  However, not many people today are aware of his remarkable career and his achievements in journalism, literature, the movies, and on radio. 

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Politics
11:39 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Some Western Ky. Political Races to Be Decided Next Month

With Kentucky primary elections less than a month away, some local races are entering the final stretch because they will be decided in May, not November.

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Datebook
10:31 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Datebook: April 23 - Shakespeare's Birthday

The Murray State University Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Band present their final concert of the spring semester tomorrow night at 7:30 in Lovett Auditorium. The program includes works by Wagner, Dvorak, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Clifton Williams, Fred J. Allen, and Todd Stalter. Admission is free. 

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Politics
10:21 am
Wed April 23, 2014

A New Low in Latest Senate Ad Featuring Republican Matt Bevin's Children?

A McConnell campaign Twitter account's response to Bevin's kids ad

Originally published on Tue April 22, 2014 7:48 pm

A new low?

The nasty Kentucky U.S. Senate Republican battle for incumbent Mitch McConnell's seat has now embroiled one of primary challenger Matt Bevin's children.

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Law
9:49 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Supreme Court Gives Police New Power To Rely On Anonymous Tips

Originally published on Tue April 22, 2014 6:40 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that police can stop and search a driver based solely on an anonymous 911 tip.

The 5-4 decision split the court's two most conservative justices, with Justice Clarence Thomas writing for the majority and Justice Antonin Scalia penning the dissent.

In August 2008, an anonymous 911 caller in California phoned in a report that a pickup truck had run her off the road. The caller gave the location of the incident, plus the make and model of the truck and the license plate number.

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Environment
6:45 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Atmos Energy Annual Rate Increase Approved

Credit Wikimedia Commons

Atmos Energy Corporation customers will see their bills rise after the company won approval for an $8 point 5 million annual revenue increase. The Kentucky Public Service Commission PSC stated that the adjusted rates will be “fair, just and reasonable.” 

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Culture
6:25 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Best of Show at the AQS Show Goes to Veteran Quilter from the Netherlands

This year's Best in Show at AQS
Credit Lance Dennee

The 30th anniversary American Quilter’s Society Quilt Show and Contest Best of Show goes to Ted Storm, a quilter from the Netherlands.  Meredith Schroeder, President of the American Quilter’s Society, was  complimentary of Storm's work.   

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