Campbell "Doc" Mercer is throwing an annual festival celebrating the life and music of Bill Monroe but without the name of the "Father of Bluegrass Music" to promote it. Mercer, the head of the Jerusalem Ridge Foundation, is locked in a legal fight with Ohio County, Ky., and its industrial foundation about whether he was ever given the legal right to use Monroe's name for commercial purposes.
Legendary Canadian songwriter Gordon Lightfoot will perform Friday night at SkyPac in Bowling Green. The man who has written hits such as "If You Could Read My Mind" and "That's What You Get for Lovin' Me" still maintains a busy touring schedule. Dan Modlin has a profile of the songwriter.....
The Owensboro City Commission is giving the go-ahead to a budget amendment that includes money for a new bluegrass music center and skate park. The Messenger-Inquirer reports commissioners voted 3-to-2 in favor of the amendment at Tuesday night’s meeting at City Hall.
Organizers of the annual bluegrass festival in Owensboro are considering a change in next year's dates. The International Bluegrass Music Museum's ROMP: Bluegrass Roots and Branches Festival is usually held in Owensboro the last weekend in June but organizers are polling fans to see if they would favor moving it up to the last weekend in May.
Organizers of the ROMP festival in Owensboro are considering a new date for the annual bluegrass event. The International Bluegrass Music Museum is conducting an online poll this month asking fans if they would prefer moving the festival from the last weekend in June to the weekend after Memorial Day.
Animated works by a Western Kentucky University department head are being used in a traveling exhibit that documents historical events of the Central Intelligence Agency. The 12-film series titled "SPY: The Secret World of Espionage" opened this summer at Discovery Times Square in New York.
The Flying Frog Farm was a commune set up in Allen County, Kentucky in the early 1970s. In this program we hear from some of its members, many of whom reconvened at the farm recently to celebrate the group's 40th anniversary.
This is the last in the occasional series of radio features about local culture in South Central Kentucky, produced by Rachel Hopkin. Rachel recently completed her graduate studies in the WKU Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology.