For anyone interested in the history of people and places in the Four Rivers Region, Murray State University's Pogue Library is a treasure trove of valuable information. Searching through their special collections of maps, here are eight depicting the region in interesting ways: land not yet surveyed, towns that no longer exist, boundaries differently a […]
Before it goes before the voters next month, the tax referendum benefiting Murray parks will be discussed at a public forum Tuesday. The referendum would place a five cent tax on every one hundred dollars’ worth of assessed property.
Tobacco growers are about to face a completely free market. This month, they'll receive their last checks from a government program meant to ease them out of a Depression-era tobacco-price-fixing system.That has left Stanley Smith, who grows about 60 acres of tobacco on his farm not far from Winston-Salem, N.C., feeling a little unsettled."I'v […]
A UT Martin professor has been appointed to review Tennessee’s math standards. Governor Bill Haslam announced that Stephanie Kolitsch will serve on the Mathematics Standards Review and Development Committee.Haslam has asked The State Board of Education to appoint the Mathematics Standards Committee along with an English Language Arts Standards Review and Dev […]
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet engineers report work on the new full-flow interchange connecting Interstate 69 with the Breathitt-Pennyrile Parkway in Hopkins County is about 60 percent complete. The interchange is one of about 10 major construction projects expanding the footprint of I-69 through Kentucky.
The Jackson Purchase was the only region in Kentucky during the Civil War period that had a Confederate majority. Around the Commonwealth, there'd be pro-Confederate counties, but none as unified as the "South Carolina of Kentucky." Author and retired WKCTC history professor Berry Craig stops by Sounds Good to talk with Todd Hatton about docum […]
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has announced a public review of the state's K-12 academic standards in English and math. The process will include input from teachers and the public from across the state.
Updated October 23, 2014Here's a schedule of Halloween programming on WKMS. Halloween specials start this Saturday! We'll update this list as more program information becomes available. This is what we've got so far:
The Calloway County's American Red Cross Chapter Director is leaving the organization ahead of a restructuring that would claim his job and close the local chapter.Matt Hamblen has held the position since January 2013 and announced his departure today.
Reynolds American, the country's second-largest cigarette-maker, is changing its policy on smoking in the office. Until now, Reynolds employees have been able to light up at their desks, but come January, workers will have to either go outside or use specially equipped smoking rooms."We allowed smoking of cigarettes, cigars, pipes, traditional toba […]