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Datebook: September 28 – American and French Forces Siege Yorktown 230 Years Ago

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The Siege of Yorktown in 1781 was a decisive victory by a combined assault of American forces led by General George Washington and French forces led by the Comte de Rochambeau over a British Army commanded by Lieutenant General Lord Cornwallis. The culmination of the Yorktown campaign proved to be the last major land battle of the American Revolutionary War in North America, as the surrender of Cornwallis’ army prompted the British government eventually to negotiate an end to the conflict. French troops arrived September 26, giving Washington command of an army of 7,800 Frenchmen, 3,100 militia, and 8,000 Continentals – greatly outnumbering British forces. September 28, Washington led the army out of Williamsburg to surround Yorktown. That day, Washington reconnoitered the British defenses and decided that they could be bombarded into submission. After two days of negotiation, the surrender ceremony took place on October 19th, with Cornwallis being absent since he claimed to be ill. With the capture of over 7,000 British soldiers, negotiations between the United States and Great Britain began, resulting in the Treaty of Paris in 1783.

It’s Wednesday, September 28

Campbell Crossing of Ft. Campbell hosts the annual Post Wide Yard Sale Saturday starting at 8 a.m. rain or shine. Off-post residents attending the yard sale enter through Gate 4 and get a visitors pass. Present a valid drivers license, vehicle registration and proof of insurance to get a pass. A list of what’s selling at what homes is at campbellcrossingllc.com.

Prolific composer of educational piano music and clinician Dennis Alexander participates in a workshop for piano teachers from 9 to 3. Saturday at the Weldon Public Library, 100 Main Street in Martin. Registration at the door is $25 for teachers and $15 for students.

The Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act program offers assistance with the Extra Help Program tomorrow from 11:30 on at the Crittenden County Senior Center, 201 North Walker Street, in Marion, Kentucky. It’s for those who have Medicare Part D or those eligible who have limited income and resources.

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Datebook: September 27 – First Liberty Ship launched 70 years ago

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The SS Patrick Henry was launched on September 27, 1941, becoming the first of more than 2,700 Liberty ships.  Liberty ships were cargo ships built in the United States during World War II. Though British in conception, they were adapted by the U.S. as they were cheap and quick to build, and came to symbolize U.S. wartime industrial output. Eighteen American shipyards built 2,751 Libertys between 1941 and 1945, easily the largest number of ships produced to a single design. The SS Patrick Henry’s maiden voyage was to the Middle East. During World War II she made 12 voyages to ports including Murmansk, Trinidad, Cape Town, Naples, and Dakar. She survived the war but was seriously damaged when she went aground on a reef off the coast of Florida in July 1946. She was scrapped at Baltimore in 1960.

It’s Tuesday, September 27

The Golden Dragon Acro-Cirque D’Or Chinese Acrobatic touring company performs at the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts at Madisonville Community College Thursday evening. The show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are half price for children 12 and under. Call the box office at 270-821-2787.

Crittenden County’s Pumpkin Festival features a car show Saturday at Darben Plaza, Highway 60 in Marion. Registration is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Judging is at 3 p.m. $25 entry fees benefit the Mary Hall Ruddiman Canine Shelter and Crittenden County FFA.

West Kentucky Community and Technical College in Paducah begins its 5th Annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration Thursday at the Clemens Fine Arts Center. See the exhibition The Masks of Michoacan. There’s free admission, food and activities from 5 to 8 p.m. The Guest Speaker is Fred de Rosset of the Berea College faculty and Director of Mexico Programs for KIIS.

Thanks to those of you who are pledging now at wkms.org. It’s the best way to shorten time spent fundraising on-air.

morning cram [marriage defense edition]

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US House Republicans today are expected to come to the aid of the Defense of Marriage Act in federal court.

NPR reports the Obama administration has declined to defend the 15-year-old law (which defines marriage as heterosexual-only), saying its unconstitutional.

KENTUCKY~ More storms ahead! A turkey hunter discovers a human skeleton. Finishing the Kentucky Lock will likely be (3 years!?) later than expected. 2 tornadoes Friday grazed Trigg County. High waters close the Cave-in-Rock Ferry (for about a week) and KY-137 in Livingston County. End of business today is your deadline to register to vote in the May Primary.

TENNESSEE~ Police arrest a Fort Campbell man in connection to a violent home invasion last week. A pedestrian was killed on Fort Campbell Blvd over the weekend.

OVC SPORTS~ (Baseball) MSU < SIU-E, APSU < JSU, UTM < SEMO; (Softball) MSU < SEMO, APSU < JSU, UTM < EIU.

Winter Weather Update

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Thursday, February 10

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet/Google Maps

Road Conditions:
The Kentucky State Police say the site of a multi-vehicle accident involving semi trucks on I-24 has been cleared. Both lanes are now open between KY-917 and the Livingston/Lyon County line. Traffic is moving slowly through the site of the crash.

Many area roads are completely covered with packed snow. Transportation officials recommend only getting out on the roads if absolutely necessary. If you do get out today, give yourself plenty of time to get to your destination. Remember to buckle up, turn on your headlights, and drive slowly. Slow down early when coming to intersections and leave plenty of stopping room ahead of cars in front of you.

Kentucky School Closings:
Ballard County, Caldwell County, Calloway County, Carlisle County, Christian County, Christian Fellowship, Community Christian Academy, Crittenden County, Dawson Springs, Daymar College – Paducah, Eastwood Christian Academy, Easter Seals (opens @ 9am/no buses), Ezell Cosmetology, Fulton City, Fulton County, Graves County, Hickman County, Livingston County, Lyon County, Hopkins County, Madisonville Community College (opens @ 9am), Marshall County, Mayfield City, McCracken County, Murray Independent, Murray WATCH Center, New Covenant Academy – Hardin, Northside Baptist Christian, Open Door Christian Academy, Paducah Beauty, Paducah City, St. Joseph – Mayfield, St. Mary, Trigg County, Victory Christian Academy, Webster County, West Kentucky Community and Technical College.

Tennessee School Closings:
Baptist Temple Academy, Clarksville Christian, Clarksville Academy, Henry County, Houston County, Lake County, Montgomery Christian Academy, Montgomery County, Obion County, Paris Special, Stewart County, UT Martin (opens @ 1pm), Weakley County.

Illinois School Closings:
Anna District 37, Cairo, Hardin County, Massac Unit 1, Pope County.

Other Closings:
Ballard County Courthouse/Circuit Clerk, Calloway County Public Library (opens @ 11am), Carlisle County Extension Office/Courthouse/Circuit Clerk, Fulton County Circuit Court (opens @ 9am), Fulton County Transit (dialysis only), Hickman County Circuit Clerk/Court, Hickman County Courthouse (opens @ 10am), Land Between the Lakes Offices/Facilities (opens @ 10am), Livingston District Court, Murray-Calloway County Transit (running on snow routes where possible 9 am – 5 pm, Trolley not running), McCracken County Public Library, Paducah Housing Authority (opens @ 10).

Road Condition Links:
Kentucky: http://511.ky.gov/kyhb/main.jsf
Kentucky Transportation on Facebook: District 1, District 2.
Illinois: http://wrc.gettingaroundillinois.com/pages/wrc.htm
Tennessee: http://ww2.tdot.state.tn.us/tsw/smartmap.htm

Other Important links:
Latest Regional Weather Info:
National Weather Service – Paducah
Our Regional Weather Page: http://www.wkms.org/weather.php

Written by Chris Taylor

February 9, 2011 at 4:12 pm

morning cram [saudi vacation edition]

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“It’s the most bewitching, bewildering, beheading vacation spot you’ll never vacation in.”

~NPR interviews Vanity Fair‘s Maureen Dowd

KENTUCKY~ More patients sue a former Paducah social worker alleging sexual advances. Goodwill opens another collection site in Paducah and 2 inmates who escaped a halfway house there are back in custody. A helicopter pilot dies in a Crittenden County crash. Livingston County names a new superintendent. Fancy Farm Officials: no &$%#! this (129th) time around.

TENNESSEE~ New law: no more than 2 sex offenders per halfway house and Montgomery County Sheriffs will use new software to keep up with them.

ILLINOIS~ Bicyclists are getting some loving from the Governor.

morning cram [guerra a las drogas edition]

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“More than 23,000 people have died in drug-related violence since President Felipe Calderon took office 3 1/2 years ago. During the first couple years of Calderon’s drug war, Monterrey appeared immune to the cartel violence… But not anymore.”

~ NPR has more.

KENTUCKY~ Razing Paducah’s Executive Inn will cost 88% less than expected. Recovery teams continue to search for missing swimmer. A Princeton sex offender allegedly tried to lure a minor online. A Fort Campbell soldier gets caught selling weapons. 5 fish species may soon be listed as endangered. Special revenue investigators level 50 indictments against tax evaders. KY Early Childhood Director: teach your baby to read. Enrollment at community colleges is up. Unemployment’s going down.

TENNESSEE~ Clarksville’s Mayor is pushing for city worker raises, despite budget shortfalls. Governor Bredesen wants Mike McWherter to replace him.

ILLINOIS~ Metropolis’ Honeywell nuke plant is scaling down operations amid strikes.