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In the midst of reflecting on Primary 2019, Gov. Matt Bevin was also asked about what remains a pressing topic in Frankfort.  Pension reform questions can surface anytime, anywhere when state officials are involved.

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Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker is undaunted by the task of convincing taxpayers to swallow $1.8 billion in new and increased taxes to pay for a massive state construction program.

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A man from Marion and a woman from Providence have both pleaded guilty to charges involving child pornography.

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The Kentucky State Police arrested a man in Calloway County on charges related to distribution of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor.


Paducah City Commissioner Richard Abraham introduced a revised amendment Tuesday to amend the city’s ‘fairness ordinance.’

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Central Appalachia lags behind other part of the region in employment, household income and other key measures. That's according to a new study from the Appalachian Regional Commission.

Old Kentucky Tales S5, Ep5: Pictures of 1950s Paducah

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Jason and Brent are joined by McCracken County Library historian Nathan Lynn once again, who brings along some new photos to discuss - this time of 1950s people and places in the Paducah area.  They focus especially on the first buildings at our own West Kentucky Community and Technical College.  You can check out more many images at our Instagram account.  And leave comments on Instagram, iTunes, or right here. 

This episode features Fake History Sponsors for the 1950s Oldsmobile Rocket 8 and the Bel-Air Drive-In Theatre double feature with Anne Baxter and Clark Gable.  OKT is produced by sound engineer Todd Birdsong at WKCTC's Paducah School of Art and Design.

Here is a previous episode with Nathan about the 1937 flood:

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Voters in a Crittenden County community voted Tuesday night to allow alcohol sales.

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A Caldwell County man is in the Caldwell County Jail on multiple charges of child sexual exploitation.

  Richard Parker is this week’s guest on Something from Nothing. His love of history led to publishing a book about the Wild World of the Jackson Purchase. Richard describes how he got to be so interested in past events of our region and the circumstances that led to him publishing a book about it.