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WKMS Lolcat

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We found this fluffy cat picture in a 1982 WKMS scrapbook. Oddly enough, it had already been lolcaptioned… Perhaps by the robot.

Written by Matt Markgraf

June 1, 2011 at 12:16 pm

Before / After Flooding

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The Weather Channel uses NASA satellite imagery to dramatically illustrate this month’s historic flooding event.

Written by Chris Taylor

May 6, 2011 at 10:13 am

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Live View from Paducah’s Bank

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These photos come from live webcams along Paducah’s riverfront. Refresh your browser for a current view (every 1 min).

Note: The images are not web-optimized and may take additional time to load for slower connections.

Written by Chris Taylor

April 28, 2011 at 7:28 am

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Photos of Flooding in Poplar Bluff, MO

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Photos of flooding in Poplar Bluff, MO by Mississippi River Radio’s Charley Lampe.

Written by Chris Taylor

April 26, 2011 at 12:02 pm

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Murray Storm Damage

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Photo Credits: Jacque Day, Angela Hatton, Matt Markgraff, Angela Rowlett.

Written by Chris Taylor

April 26, 2011 at 8:41 am

Virtual Battle Space 2 at Fort Campbell

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Fort Campbell recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new Virtual Battle Space 2 training facility. The building was opened after a year of development and increases Fort Campbell’s ability to train soldiers on tactics and procedures. Around 100 soldiers (a company) can log-in to the VBS2 game at once now.

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Virtual Team Chief Adam Williams said that the main advantage of using video games to train soldiers is efficiency. “We only have so much space for training out in the field. And training’s expensive with fuel costs, ammo,” he said. Because of space and seasonal limitations, a unit typically books only 3 days of field training at a time.  If they’ve already learned the standard operating procedures on a video game, troops won’t waste time in the real-world drill. At least, that’s how it goes in the best case scenario.

Williams said in the days before video games, soldiers did basic rock drills. “You’d have a sand table set up,” he explained, “And you can get a whole bunch of matchbox cars, and pull things around a sand table and practice it that way, or stand there with three by five cards.” The army pays homage to those days with a sand-table filled with plastic  army men in one corner of the facility.

VBS2 is not available for retail, but the military offers other games to the public. America’s Army has been an educational and recruitment tool since the early 2000’s.

Written by Angela Hatton

April 15, 2011 at 1:07 pm

Glaze a Bowl, Feed the Hungry

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Here’s the goal: Make and glaze 800 bowls, put food in them, sell them, give the money to charity.

That’s the Paducah Empty Bowls Project in a nutshell. The main event is February 26 at the Robert Cherry Convention Center. Around fifteen local restaurants are donating food. Tickets are $15 either at the door or ahead of time at Terra Cottage Ceramics on 7th Street in LowerTown. The money will go to the Community Food Kitchen in Paducah. If all 800 bowls are sold, that’s $10,000, enough to operate the kitchen for three to four months.

But back to those 800 bowls. Owner of Terra Cottage, Michael Terra, is heading up the Empty Bowl Project. Terra is a working artist with a full schedule, but he’s finding time between his regular commission work to make bowls. Terra has sometimes made as many as 100 in a day.

Here’s where you can help.

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