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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10:25 am
Fri August 23, 2013

Datebook: August 23 - "Stockholm Syndrome" Becomes a Term 40 Years Ago

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Janne Olsson, on leave from prison, went to downtown Stockholm and held up a bank for six days. He and his partner Clark Olofsson took four hostages. The men were arrested and convicted, but the hostages became emotionally attached, rejected assistance from the government officials, and defended their captors.

It’s Friday, August 23

The Murray Tiger Band program hosts a pancake breakfast tomorrow morning from 7:30 to 10:30 at the middle school cafeteria. $5 tickets are available at the door, with proceeds helping fund the purchase and repair of instruments, transportation, music, and special instruction. The menu includes pancakes, eggs, sausage, and a drink.

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2:34 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

Datebook: August 22 - First American Civilian Reaches Space 50 Years Ago

Joseph A. Walker became the first American civilian to go into space on this day in 1963, as he was the test pilot for the X-15. Later, he'd become the first human to make multiple space flights. On his first flight, crushed into his seat, he screamed "Oh, my God!" to which the flight controller jokingly replied, "Yes? You called?"

It’s Thursday, August 22

The Murray Chapter of Kids Against Hunger has scheduled a food packaging session for Saturday. Volunteers of all ages are needed for either the 9 to 11 a.m. shift or the 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. shift. To sign up, call Keller Williams Realty at (270) 753-1492.

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10:23 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Datebook: August 21 - Kenny Rogers Turns 75

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Happy birthday Kenny Rogers. The country singer-songwriter is one of the highest-selling artists of all time, with more than 120 singles, and 130 million records sold worldwide. His longest-lasting chart toppers include "The Gambler," "Coward of the County," "Lady," and "Islands in the Stream."

It’s Wednesday, August 21

Master Hairstylist is at the Hair Studio at 901 Sycamore Street this Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. He offers 15-minute appointments for a minimum donation of $20, with all proceeds benefiting the Humane Society of Calloway County. To make an appointment, email ForThePets@yahoo.com with a time that works best, a second time in case the first choice is not available, and a phone number. 

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11:03 am
Tue August 20, 2013

Datebook: August 20 - Robert Plant Turns 65

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Best known as the lead vocalist of Led Zeppelin, Robert Plant was voted by Rolling Stone readers in 2011 as the best lead singer of all time. He's considered influential for other singers from Freddie Mercury, to Sammy Hagar, to Jack White. In 2010, NPR named Plant as one of the "50 Great Voices" in the world.

It’s Tuesday, August 20

The Pennyrile Grandparent Support Group holds a regular monthly meeting tomorrow morning at 10 at the Pennyrile Area Development District Office, located at 300 Hammond Drive in Hopkinsville. For more information, contact James Patterson at (270) 886-9484.

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11:51 am
Mon August 19, 2013

Datebook: August 19 - Coco Chanel Turns 130

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The only fashion designer to appear on Time's 100 most influential people of the 20th century, Coco Chanel is credited with liberating the constraints of the "corseted silhouette" and popularized the sporty, casual chic as the feminine standard post WWI. She said, "A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous."

It's Monday, August 19

The Humane Society of Calloway County is currently accepting photos of pets to be included in the full-color 2014 Pet Calendar. All photos submitted are included, with twelve chosen for special "Pet of the Month" placement. The cost is $25 for the first entry, and $10 for each additional photo submitted. The entry deadline is September 16. Find submission guidelines and more information at www.forthepets.org.

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8:02 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Datebook: August 16 - First Message Sent Across Transatlantic Telegraph Cable 155 Years Ago

On this day in 1858, President Buchanan inaugurated the new transatlantic telegraph cable by exchanging greetings with Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom. The first message was "Europe and America are united by telegraphy. Glory to God in the highest; on earth, peace and good will toward men." Celebrations ensued. 

It’s Friday, August 16

Over 30 aircraft are featured in this weekend’s Wings Over Halls Air Show, to be held at the Dyersburg Army Air Base at Halls, Tennessee. The event also features vendors, aircraft rides, reenactors, museum tours, and more. Gates open at 10 and close at 5 tomorrow and Sunday, with the main air exhibition occurring at 1:30 both days. Find details at dyaab.us.

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10:07 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Datebook: August 15 - Tivoli Gardens Opens 170 Years Ago

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Tivoli is the second oldest amusement park in the world, and one of the most popular, with over 4 million visitors in 2012. The park's founder convinced the King that "when the people are amusing themselves, they do not think about politics." Walt Disney strived to emulate the "happy and unbuttoned air of relaxed fun."

It’s Thursday, August 15

A free nutrition education event titled "Sport Drink 101" is set for tomorrow afternoon from 2:45 to 3:15 at the Center for Health and Wellness. Learn about the pros and cons of various types of sports drinks. For more information, call (270) 762-1348.

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9:22 am
Wed August 14, 2013

Datebook: August 14 - Recorded Sound Introduced in London 125 Years Ago

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On this day in 1888, businessman George Gouraud played Thomas Edison's brand new phonograph at a press conference in London, featuring "The Lost Chord" composed by Arthur Sullivan, one of the first recordings ever made. Parties ensued.

It’s Wednesday, August 14

The John James Audubon Museum presents its annual "Shutterbug" juried photography exhibition. The exhibit runs through Friday and is on display from 10 to 5 daily. See color film, black-and-white, and digital nature works by regional and local photographers. The exhibit is free to the public.

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8:52 am
Tue August 13, 2013

Datebook: August 13 - A Circus Acrobat Becomes King of Albania 100 Years Ago

Otto Witte was an acrobat whose tombstone reads "former King of Albania." The story goes that he looked just like the crown prince and got away with it... for five days. During this time, he enjoyed the harem, made off with much of the treasury, and declared war on Montenegro. He escaped before getting caught.

It’s Tuesday, August 13

The Humane Society of Calloway County holds an Adoption and Pet ID Day at Tractor Supply in Murray this Saturday from 10 to 2. Foster dogs are on site, and information about adoptable cats is available. Custom ID tags are made on-site for $3, and microchipping is $10. Please bring dogs on leashes or cats in carriers. More at forthepets.org.

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9:47 am
Mon August 12, 2013

Datebook: August 12 - The Quagga Goes Extinct 130 Years Ago

It's pronounced "kwa-ha-ha" and the last one of these died in Amsterdam on this day in 1883. This subspecies of zebra from southern Africa was hunted heavily. Only a few quagga were photographed alive and only 23 skins are preserved today. The controversial Quagga Project is trying to "breed them back."

It's Monday, August 12

The Fibromyalgia Support Group meets tonight at 6:30 at the Murray-Calloway County Hospital Center for Health and Wellness. Molly Rogers, licensed massage therapist, leads the class. For more information, call 270-762-1348. 

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