Blabbin' In the Bluegrass

S5E18 - A Big Time Barbecue Bash in the Boro

Episode Notes

Downtown Owensboro will soon be overtaken by the sights and smells of heart-warming pork, mutton, and chicken (among others), as discussed on this week's episode! The BBQ Block Party is staring us right in the face, May 13th and 14th...and from restaurant/church vendors, to a backyard cooking competition, to live music, this action-packed weekend promises fun for everyone! Join me, along with Owensboro Public Events Director Tim Ross, as we highlight these and other exciting components of this year's event. If you don't leave downtown without a full belly and a big smile, you'll have nobody but yourself to blame! Enjoy the delicious details, and for even more information about Owensboro's BBQ Block Party, click here to access the website: https://bbqfest.com/.

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S5E17 - Parker Hastings' Guitar Genius

Episode Notes

Central Kentucky native Parker Hastings is a guitar legend in the making...and I am beyond thrilled to feature him on this week's episode! His finger-style picking is second-to-none...and to prove it, he has twice been awarded "Thumbpicker of the Year" by the National Thumbpickers Hall of Fame. Further, as a current senior at Nashville's Belmont University, he's already got two albums under his belt! Join the fun as Parker describes how he became acclimated to this fascinating style of guitar playing, reflects on the mentors who helped him to develop his craft, and shares a few samples of his marvelous musicianship. Stay up to date with Parker's upcoming tour dates, music releases, and so much more by visiting his website at the following link: https://www.parkerhastingsguitar.com/.

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S5E16 - Masterful Musicianship From the Commonwealth Time Capsule

Episode Notes

This week, we're venturing back inside the Commonwealth Time Capsule to revisit two brilliant bands featured in seasons one and two respectively. Our first is Louisville's very own Bridge 19, whose music is entirely too complex to be classified under just one genre. We'll also feast our ears on a sample of their musical magic. Next, it's off to Greensburg, where we'll find a three-piece blues band known as One Shot Johnny. Take a listen to the scoop on their fascinating story, and enjoy one of their musical selections not included on the original show in which they were featured. To learn more about Bridge 19, simply click here to visit their website: https://www.bridge19.com/. And, stay up to speed with One Shot Johnny through their Facebook page found here: https://www.facebook.com/oneshotjohnny.

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S5E15 - Karl Shannon's Radio Reflections

Episode Notes

A seasoned radio sensation awaits us on this week's episode! He is none other than Karl Shannon, who spent over 40 years behind the mic at stations such as Lexington's WVLK-FM and Nashville's WSM-FM. During this time frame, Karl interviewed and became friends with iconic country artists like Vince Gill, Faith Hill, and Garth Brooks...but that's just scratching the surface! And, listeners continue to be graced with his passion for country music, as he comes out of retirement once a week to host "Honky Tonk Saturday Night" on Lexington's Hank-FM (105.5). Come along as Karl reflects on the memories and connections he made throughout his many years in broadcasting, and discusses the services he provides through his very own production company. To stream Mr. Shannon's "Honky Tonk Saturday Night" program, simply visit Hank-FM's web page via the following link: https://www.hankthelegend.com/. To learn more about Karl Shannon Productions, click on the following link to access his website: http://www.karlshannon.com/.

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S5E14 - A Pet Boutique And A Sweet Treat

Episode Notes

If you're in search of tempting treats for both you and your precious pets, look no further than this week's "Blabbin' In the Bluegrass" shopping spree! We'll begin by visiting with Angie Lilly from Gabbi's Pet Boutique in downtown Henderson, who has skillfully produced stylish clothing for furries since 2007. Angie will give us the scoop on this hand-made apparel, along with an assortment of other unique pet products which have become synonymous with Gabbi's. Secondly, we cure our sweetness cravings by speaking with Alisha Hardison from Dalishas Desserts in Owensboro. We'll learn about Alisha's baking background, her one-of-a-kind wedding cakes concocted on demand, and her variety of tasty temptations available at the Owensboro Farmers Market! To find out more about Gabbi's Pet Boutique, simply visit their website by clicking here: http://gabbispetboutique.com/. And, additional details about Dalishas Desserts may be obtained through its Facebook page found here: https://www.facebook.com/Dalishas-Bakery-Cafe-113178896323.

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S5E13 - The Pure Sensation Of A Glasgow Vacation

Episode Notes

Don't wait to escape...because Glasgow awaits you!! The weather is warming and travel is on everyone's mind...so this podcast is devoted to the wide array of amazing attractions throughout Barren County. MacLean Lessenberry, Executive Director of the Glasgow/Barren County Tourism Commission, explains why the right getaway at the right price is as close as Southcentral Kentucky! From the underground, to the peaceful outdoors, to the great American dining experience, the Glasgow area promises something designed with you in mind! Hear all about it with MacLean, and to learn even more about the county's must-sees, simply visit the tourism commission website by clicking here: https://www.betterinthebarrens.com/.

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S5E12 - The Commonwealth's Kroger Field Crowd Pleaser

Episode Notes

My special guest's name has certainly become synonymous with Kentucky Wildcat Football over the past two-plus decades! He is Mr. Carl Nathe, the long-time voice of Commonwealth Stadium/Kroger Field, who plays a vital role in the game-day atmosphere. But Carl has held many other roles ranging from sports anchoring, to sideline reporting, to university public relations. Listen in as Carl and I discuss each of these positions, and also hit the high points of this year's state high school basketball tournaments (as covered on the Sweet Sixteen Radio Network by Nathe and his fellow sportscasters). We'll also hear Carl's advice for those aspiring to pursue careers that involve writing or running the mouth! Lol. Sure hope you enjoy the fun, fascination, and food for thought within this week's episode!

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S5E11 - Ron Rhodes' World Of Weather

Episode Notes

Weather is something that impacts us all...and there's absolutely no better (or more entertaining) way to track it than by following this week's special guest! He is meteorologist Ron Rhodes, seen weekday mornings on Eyewitness News (WEHT/WTVW) in the Henderson area. Ron is an Owensboro native and Western Kentucky University alumnis, who brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to his viewing audience on a daily basis. Listen in as I speak with him about his unmatched passion for weather, the fun-filled features which compliment his morning reporting, and the attributes he believes to be essential for trustworthy meteorologists. Never miss a beat on Henderson/Owensboro weather...click here to follow him on Facebook!: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100044973759842. Sit back and relish my visit with Ron Rhodes, as I know he welcomes the opportunity to keep you informed and protected!!

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S5E10 - A Powerful and Purposeful Stage Production

Episode Notes

An exciting and uplifting play is on the horizon in Henderson, and I am fortunate enough to take part in it! It's entitled "Pathways To Heaven"...and we'll get the scoop on it from the charming and creative playwright himself, Mr. Bob Park, and one of our fearless leaders, Mrs. Donna Stinnett. We will compare this play to others that Bob has written in the past, offer a brief overview of the character cast (including yours truly), and inform you of the outlets through which tickets are available. So make plans to join us for the production March 19th or 20th, and hear all about it on this enlightening episode!

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S5E9 - Living The Sports Life With Leo Peckenpaugh

Episode Notes

On this week's episode, we proudly present a tremendous talent who has made significant contributions in education, broadcasting, and the Kentucky sports scene. Mr. Leo Peckenpaugh is a former All OVC quarterback for Western Kentucky University. He also covered pigskin behind the microphone as play-by-play voice of the Henderson County Colonels, as well as color commentator for his beloved Hilltoppers. Listen in as Leo and I converse about his fondest sports memories both on and off the field, along with valuable lessons he learned from legendary coaches such as Mojo Hollowell and Jemmy Feix. Peckenpaugh will also share with us some essential traits of aspiring athletes seeking to maximize their potential in the field of play. So, join us for an abundance of reflection, laughter, and refreshing conversation!

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