Fourth of July

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This Independence Day, WKMS presents three special shows honoring New Orleans music-legend Dr. John and the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. 

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The owner of a fireworks tent in Madisonville had their Fourth of July go up in flames after the business caught fire early Thursday morning. 

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A state park honoring confederate leader Jefferson Davis will play host to its first Independence Day celebration this weekend. The “Friends of Jefferson Davis Historic Site” suggested the Fairview park host the event. The decision comes despite national controversy over the confederate flag and its heritage.  Parks Manager Rod Syndor denies any controversy at his park and said the celebration will be focused on U.S. independence.

Special Programming for 4th of July Weekend

Jun 10, 2015
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We're celebrating Independence Day all weekend long with special programming, including concerts, documentaries and a Fireworks Rhythm & Blues Revue produced by Dr. Bob! Here's the list of dates and times so you can mark your calendar for a fun-filled weekend.

Heavy boat traffic on the lakes this holiday weekend has Law Enforcement reminding boaters to take extra caution.

Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife's Sgt. Gary Clark stresses the importance of wearing a life jacket at all times on the water and for drivers to be alert of their surroundings. Clark also recommends caution tonight when marinas have their own firework shows after dark.

Fourth of July Fireworks Concerns

Jul 2, 2012

As the Fourth of July holiday approaches, forestry officials warn fireworks celebrations could cause fires.