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Kentucky Live! is a WKU Libraries' lecture series where speakers talk about the best of Kentucky.

 

Gloria Nixon-JohnKY Live! The Killing Jar: Based on a True Story New

Dr. Gloria Nixon-John told a compelling story of a 15-year-old who served 9 years on Death Row in Eddyville, Kentucky on March 20, 2014 at Barnes & Noble.

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Ann FerrellKY Live! Burley: Kentucky Tobacco in a New Century

Folk Studies Professor Ann Ferrell discussed “Burley: Kentucky Tobacco in a New Century” in our Kentucky Live Series on Thursday, February 13 at Barnes & Noble Bookstore.

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David BellKY Live!: Never Come Back

WKU's bestselling author David Bell, an Associate Professor of English, makes a return visit to WKU Libraries Kentucky Live! Southern Culture At Its Best series on Thursday, November 14th at 7:00 p.m. at Barnes and Noble Bookstore.

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Wes BerryKY Live!: The Kentucky Barbecue Book

Wes Berry from the Department of English for WKU spoke at the Glasgow Regional Library on the art of barbecue in Kentucky on November 7, 2013 at 7:00pm.

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Mike Veach

KY Live! Marc Murphy, Editorial Cartoonist for Louisville's Courier Journal.

October 10, at 7:00 p.m. at Barnes and Noble Bookstore Marc Murphy spoke about his life and work as an editorial cartoonist.

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Mike Veach

Ky Live!: Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey: An American Heritage 

Mike Veach, the Associate Curator of Special Collections at the Filson Historical Society in Louisville, KY discussed his latest book at Barnes & Noble about the the real story of Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey on September 12, 2013 at 7:00.

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Dr. James Nicholson

Ky Live!: The Kentucky Derby: How the Run for the Roses Became America’s Premier Sporting Event 

Dr. James Nicholson shared with his audience the history of the Kentucky Derby and what makes America’s Premier Sporting Event in this month’s Ky Live Series, April 4, 2013 at Barnes and Noble.

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Jason Howard

A Few Honest Words: the Kentucky Roots of Popular Music 

Jason Howard, James Still Fellow at the University of Kentucky, presented his newest book A Few Honest Words: The Kentucy Roots of Popular Culture, March 7, 2013 at Barnes and Noble.

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Chip Tullar

Patti's 1880's Settlement Restaurant

Chip Tullar, proprietor of Miss Patti’s 1880’s Settlement Restaurant, spoke about its history in the Libraries' "Kentucky Live!" series on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at Barnes & Noble Booksellers.

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Roger Givens & Nancy Richey

Butler County (Images of America)

The Kentucky Live! series, taking place in Morgantown Public Library, Kentucky on October 25, 2012, featured Roger Givens and Nancy Richey who talked about Kentucky's Butler County.

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Rick Redman

The Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory

Rick Redman, VP for Corporate Communication for Hillerich & Bradsby talked about the history of the "Louisville Slugger" at Barnes and Noble on the evening of November 8, 2012.

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Michael Peake

Blood Shed in This War

WKU Libraries hosted Michael A. Peake for the presentation of his new book Blood Shed in This War on October 11 at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Bowling Green, KY.

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Morgan Atkins

Wonder: The Lives of Anna and Harlan Hubbard

On September 27, 2012, Morgan Atkinson, writer and producer of Wonder, gave a presentation on his new film about the lives of Anna and Harlan Hubbard first premiering in November.

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Kirby Gann

Ghosting

Author Kirby Gann shared his new book set in "an amoral landscape of drugs and violence" in the Kentucky Live! series at Barnes & Noble Bookstore on Thursday, September 13, 2012.

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Gary A. West

Kentucky Travel Writer Gary P. West

Leading Kentucky travel writer Gary P. West shared his travel secrets and signed his books in the Kentucky Live! Series at Barnes & Noble Bookstore on Thursday, April 19, 2012.

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Amy Preske

Buffalo Trace Distillery

Amy Preske, PR and Events Manager of the Buffalo Trace Distillery in Kentucky, talked about this oldest distillery as part of the WKU Libraries Kentucky Live talk series at Barnes and Noble on March 1, 2012.

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Anne Onyekwuluje

Georgia Powers: A Grassroots Civil Rights Leader in Kentucky

Anne Onyekwuluje, Associate Professor of Sociology at WKU, spoke about her book highlighting the career of Former Senator Georgia Powers at Barnes & Noble on November 10, 2011.

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Jerry Passon

The Corvette in Literature and Culture

Dr. Jerry W. Passon, English professor and technical writer at Hopkinsville Community College, gave a talk on corvette in literature and culture as an American symbol at Barnes & Noble on November 10, 2011.

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Robert Dickey

Greyhound to Vegas, the Odysse of Hilda Reynolds Kuause

St. Augustine, FL resident and retired KY lawyer Robert Dickey talked about his latest book Greyhound to Vegas, the Odysse of Hilda Reynolds Krause at Barnes & Noble, Bowling Green, Kentucky.

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Maggie Green

The Kentucky Fresh Cookbook

Maggie Green, a seasonal cooking expert who specializes in culinary nutrition from Lexington, Kentucky, spoke at our WKU Libraries Kentucky Live series in Barnes and Noble about her new book The Kentucky Fresh Cookbook on the evening of September 8, 2011.
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Janna McMahan

The Modern South: Much to Be Considered

Award-winning Southern novelist Janna McMahan, a native of Campbellsville, Kentucky, spoke about her experience of the deep south during her writing career at Barnes and Noble Booksellers, Bowling Green, Kentucky on the evening of April 17, 2011.
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Matthew Schoenbachler

To Make Madness Beautiful: The Creation of a Kentucky Tragedy

On March 3 at 7:00 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Bookstore, University of North Alabama historian Matthew Schoenbachler talked about Kentucky's most famous murder case.
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Antonio Thompson

Housing German Prisoners of War in Kentucky

On the evening of February 10, 2011, Professor Antonio Thompson, a historian from Austin Peay University, talked about German POWs in Kentucky during WWII.
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Kenny Mattingly

Kenny's Farmhouse Cheese: A Story

On the evening of November 11, 2010, Owner of Kennys Farmhouse Cheese Kenny and Beverly Mattingly came to Bowling Green to tell their story at Barnes and Noble as part of the Libraries KY Live program.
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Nancy Richey

Images of America: Barren County

On the evening of October 28, 2010, Nancy Richey, Special Collections Librarian at WKU, introduced her book on the images of Barren County in the Glasgow Campus Library.
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Albert Schmid

Culinary Tourism in Kentucky

Albert Schmid, professor and chair of the Beverage Management, Hotel-Restaurant and Hospitality Management Departments at Sullivan University, talked on Culinary Tourism in Kentucky at Barnes and Noble Bookstore on October 14, 2010.
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Mark Wetherington

Steamboating on the Western Waters: Bicentennial Reflections

On September 9, 2010, Mark Wetherington, Executive Director of the Filson Historical Society in Louisville spoke in WKU Libraries' eighth annual Kentucky Live Series.
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Fred Gross

Fred Gross Talked about His One Step Ahead of Hitler

On the evening of March 5, Fred Gross, Louisville writer and speaker, was the featured speaker of the WKU Libraries Kentucky Live talk series at Barnes and Noble. One Step Ahead of Hitler is a story of survival a journey beginning in Antwerp and ending with his freedom in America.
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David Bell

David J. Bell on "The Missing and the Lost"

David J. Bell was the featured speaker in this month's Kentucky Live! series on Thursday, April 8th at Barnes & Noble bookstore. His topic was "The Missing and the Lost: "A Girl in the Woods' and 'The Condemned'." A book signing followed his talk.
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Robert Dickey

Robert Dickey: A Look Back At Beech Bend Park

Robert Dickey was the featured speaker in this month's Kentucky Live! on Thursday, November 12, 2009 at Barnes & Noble. In Charles Garvin's Dynasty of Dimes he tells the history of an amusement park "empire" in Bowling Green.
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Lynwood Montell

Tales from Kentucky Funeral Homes

Former WKU faculty and author Lynwood Montell spoke at the KY Library & Museum on the evening of October 29, 2009 about his newest book, Tales from Kentucky Funeral Homes.
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Ron Fritze

Dr. Ron Fritze Talks about Prince Madoc and the Welsh Indians

Dr. Ron Fritze, Dean of Arts and Sciences at Athens State University, spoke on "Prince Madoc and the Welsh Indians: A Myth" in this month's Kentucky Live! talk at Barnes and Noble this Thursday, February 11th.
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Michael D. Guillerman

Memoirs of a Western Kentucky Coal Miner

Mr. Guillerman spoke as part of our Kentucky Live series on Thursday, October 15th at Barnes & Noble on Campbell Lane. Michael D. Guillerman worked for the Peabody Coal Company from 1974 to 1991.
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Nancy Baird

Jossie Underwood and Her Civil War Diary

On Thursday, September 10, Nancy Baird, WKU Librarian, provided a unique look into the Bowling Green area during the Civil War through the diary of Josie Underwood, a young woman from an influential family in the region.
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Georgia Green Stamper

You Can Go Anywhere from the Crossroads of the World

Author Georgia Green Stamper spoke about her book for the Kentucky Live! series on Thursday, April 9, 2009 at Barnes & Noble.
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Bill Bass and Jon Jefferson

The Body Farm

On March 5, 2009, WKU Libraries' Kentucky Live series featured Jefferson Bass and the Body Farm novels. Jefferson Bass is the writing team of Dr. Bill Bass and Jon Jefferson.
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Tom Barnes

Rare Flowers in Kentucky

WKU Libraries hosted famed wildlife specialist Tom Barnes Thursday, February 12 at Barnes and Noble Booksellers as part of its Kentucky Live! Series.
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Jack Montgomery

American Shamans

WKU Libraries' Kentucky Live series featured one of its own Jack Montgomery. He talked about his book American Shamans at Barnes & Noble on December 4, 2008.
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Brian Leung

Creative Writing

WKU Libraries hosted Prof. Brian Leung from the Department of English, University of Louisville on the evening of November 13, 2008 at Barnes & Noble, where he talked about creative writing.
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Drew Curtis

It's Not News, It's FARK

Drew Curtis, found of Fark.com, talked about how mass media tries to pass off crap as news at Barnes and Noble on October 23, 2008.
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Kristine McCusker

Lonesome Cowgirl

Kristine McCusker spoke about her new book "Lonesome Cowgirls & Honky-Tonk Angels: The Women of Barn Dance Radio," at Barnes and Noble on September 11 2008.
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Mark F. Sohn

Appalachian Home Cooking

Dr. Mark F. Sohn, a food historian, and Pikeville College professor, presented "Appalachian Home Cooking" at Barnes & Noble on Thursday, April 10, 2008.
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Ronnie Dreistadt

Derby Legends and Other "Truths"

Ronnie Dreistadt, OUtreach Educator at the Kentucky Derby Museum, covered 134 years of Derby history through stories and legends.
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Nancy Baird

Healing Kentucky

In support of her recent book Healing Kentucky, Nancy Baird looked at 200 years of progress in medicine and health care in the Commonwealth.
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Brian Dirck

Lincoln the Lawyer

WKU Libraries' Kentucky Live! series featured Anderson University Professor Brian Dirck at Barnes & Noble. He talked about Lincoln when he was still a lawyer.
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Roger Dennis

Floral Design in Kentucky & Abroad

WKU Libraries' Kentucky Live! program presented WKU horticulture and floral- design instructor Roger Dennis at Barnes & Noble Booksellers.
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Chris Groves

The Longest Cave in the World: Kentucky's Mammoth Cave Systems

On the evening of November 8, 2009, Dr. Chris Groves from WKU's Department of Geography & Geology talked about the longest cave in the world at Barnes & Noble.
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Kristin Johannsen

Ginseng Dreams: The Secret World of America's Most Valuable Plant

Author Kristin Johannsen talked about ginseng farming in America and its trade with China.
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James Archambeault

Historic Kentucky

Independent photographer James Archambeault presented historic Kentucky through his photographing career.
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James Klotter

Political Scandals in Kentucky

James Klotter, State Historian of Kentucky and author and coauthor of over a dozen books, talked about political scandals in Kentucky.
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Larry Kass

Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc.

Larry Kass, Director of Corporate Communications for the family-run Heaven Hill Distilleries, talks about its production and products, the Kentucky bourbon in particular.
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Lynn Hightower

When Secrets Die.

Award-winning author Lynn Hightower gave a presentation on mystery writing on September 14, 2006 at Barnes & Noble.
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Nancy Baird

Western Kentucky University, the First 100 Years

On the evening of April 6, 2006, Nancy Baird, WKU's Kentucky History Specialist, talked about her book about WKU's 100 year's history.
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Paul F. Wells

Center for Popular Music at MTSU

Paul F. Wells, director of the Center for Popular Music at Middle Tennessee State University, talked about the center and its collections.
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Charles Booe

Rebecca Ruth Candy Factory

Charles Booe, President of Rebecca Ruth Candy Factory Inc., Frankfort, Kentucky, talked about the history of the factory and its founder.
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