Kala Dunn

Operations Assistant and Board Operator

Kala Dunn is a native of Princeton, Ky. She’s a 2006 graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy with a concentration in flute performance and a 2010 graduate of Murray State University with a B.M. in piano performance. She is employed by Physical Medicine Services. Her hobbies include yoga, kayaking, reading, running, and listening to music. She lives in Hamlin, Ky.

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11:33 am
Wed September 25, 2013

Datebook: September 25 - Balboa Reaches the Pacific 500 Years Ago

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Explorer Vasco Balboa crossed the Isthmus of Panama into the Pacific Ocean on this day in 1513, the first European to to so from the New World. Knee-deep in the ocean, he raised a sword in one hand and an image of Virgin Mary in the other and claimed possession of the new sea and all adjoining lands for Spain.

It’s Wednesday, Sept. 25

The Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County hold the 2nd annual Tobacco War Pilgrimage Friday and Saturday. Friday night's events include an Old Time Street Fair and the Night Rider Tobacco Raid Re-enactment. Saturday's events include the Tobacco Bus Tour, showings of the documentary "Farming in the Black Patch," and the Trial of the Night Riders. For more information visit tobaccowarpilgrimage.com.

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11:09 am
Mon September 23, 2013

Datebook: September 23 - Victoria Woodhull Turns 175

Victoria Woodhull was the first woman to run for president, the first woman to start a weekly newspaper, and the first woman to operate a Wall St. brokerage firm. She advocated women's rights and labor reform, controversially rallying against the corrupt capitalist elite in support of the working class.

It's Monday, Sept. 23

The Breast Cancer Support Group meets tomorrow evening from 6:30-7:30 at the Center for Health and Wellness. For more information, contact Evelyn Wallis at (270) 489-2462. 

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10:33 am
Fri September 20, 2013

Datebook: September 20 - Billie Jean King Defeats Bobby Riggs 40 Years Ago

Billie Jean King defeats tennis legend Bobby Riggs in all three rounds of the Battle of the Sexes tennis match. The event was highly publicized, witnessed by over 30,000 spectators in the Astrodome and 50 million TV viewers. Her win was seen as a victory for women's rights in sports and in general. 

It’s Friday, September 20

Teams may now register for the 5th Annual Murray Adult Spelling Bee and Chili Supper, set for Monday, September 30th, at the Murray Woman’s Clubhouse. The cost is $30 for a team of 3, with Spellagains available for an additional charge. Spectator admission is $1, or $7 for a chili supper meal. To register a team, call Cindy Graves at 270-978-0101.

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8:29 am
Thu September 19, 2013

Datebook: September 19 - Talk Like a Pirate Day

Shiver me timbers! It's Talk Like a Pirate Day again! Landlubbers can walk the plank today! Be sure to greet friends with a hearty "Ahoy, matey!" And if ye see any pieces of eight, send 'em to yer favorite radio station, WKMS. It's a pledge drive fer goodness sakes, ARRR!

It’s Thursday, Sept. 19

Dr. Sonya Gabrielle Baker, soprano, and Dr. Meeyoun Park, collaborative pianist, give a faculty recital Sunday afternoon at 3:30 at the Performing Arts Hall on the campus of Murray State University. The program includes works by Bach, Schubert, Strauss, Amy Beach, and Ricky Ian Gordon, as well as traditional spirituals. The recital is free and open to the public.

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11:28 am
Wed September 18, 2013

Datebook: September 18 - Washington Lays Cornerstone of US Capitol 220 Years Ago

George Washington and eight other Freemasons laid the cornerstone to the U.S. Capitol on this day in 1793. Proposed by Thomas Jefferson, it had already spent ten years in design. They went with amateur architect William Thornton, whose design Washington praised for its "grandeur, simplicity, and beauty."

It’s Wednesday, September 18

The Cancer Prevention Study-3 is a research study seeking men and women between the ages of 30 and 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer. The study seeks to better understand the factors that cause or prevent cancer. An enrollment event is tomorrow afternoon from 2:30 to 6 at Murray-Calloway County Hospital. For more information, call 1-888-604-5888.

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10:29 am
Tue September 17, 2013

Datebook: September 17 - William Carlos Williams Turns 130

So much depends upon a red wheel barrow glazed with rain water beside the white chickens. Happy birthday to modernist poet William Carlos Williams. Poet Randall Jarrell said Williams' "quick transparent lines have the nervous and contracted strength, move as jerkily and intently as a bird."

It’s Tuesday, September 17

The American Red Cross holds a blood drive Thursday from 11 to 4 at St. John's Episcopal Church, 1620 W. Main St., Murray. To schedule an appointment visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-733-2767 and use the sponsor code “Murray.”

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1:46 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Datebook: September 16 - Robert College Founded 150 Years Ago

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The oldest American school located outside of the United States, Robert College was founded on this day in Istanbul in 1863. It's an independent, private, accredited high school located on 65-acres. Among the alumni include several prime ministers, journalists, artists, entrepreneurs, and a Nobel Prize recipient.

It's Monday, September 16

Murray-Calloway County Hospital's Wellness Works program offers free blood pressure and osteoporosis screenings tomorrow morning from 8:30 to 11:30 at the Calloway County Senior Center. For more information on the Wellness Works schedule or about the screenings offered, call 270-762-1348.

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12:27 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Datebook: September 12 - JFK Marries Jackie 60 Years Ago

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They were formally introduced at a dinner party in 1952, when Kennedy was then busy running for the US Senate. Today was their wedding day in St. Mary's Church in Newport, Rhode Island. It was the social event of the season, with 700 guests and a reception with 1,200 guests. They honeymooned in Acapulco.

It’s Thursday, September 12

The Imani Milele choir sings at Memorial Baptist Church this Sunday at 6 p.m. The choir is made up of orphaned and vulnerable children who are beneficiaries of the good work of the Imani Milele Children child-care program. Memorial Baptist is located at the corner of 10th and Main streets in Murray.

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11:34 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Datebook: September 10 - Large Hadron Collider Powered Up 5 Years Ago

Considered "one of the greatest engineering milestones of mankind," the Large Hadron Collider powered up on this day in 2008, after 10 years of development by CERN. The aim is to test the predictions of particle physics, identify the Higgs boson particle, and advance human understanding of physical laws. 

It’s Tuesday, September 10

Murray-Calloway County Hospital's Wellness Works program offers free screenings for blood pressure, osteoporosis, and blood sugar tomorrow morning from 8 to 11 at the Calloway County Public Library. For more information, call 270-762-1348.

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11:19 am
Mon September 9, 2013

Datebook: September 9 - Tolstoy Turns 185

Leo Tolstoy is widely considered one of the world's greatest novelists, praised for his realistic fiction and complex moralistic aesthetic. Anton Chekhov wrote "What Tolstoy does serves to justify all hopes and aspirations in literature." If you're feeling brave, pick up War and Peace or Anna Karinena.

It's Monday, September 9

Maiden Alley Cinema in Paducah presents "The King's Speech" tonight at 6:30 as part of its Faith in Film series. Bertie, who has suffered from a debilitating speech impediment all his life, is suddenly crowned King George VI of England. For more information, visit maidenalleycinema.com

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