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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11:10 am
Wed July 31, 2013

Datebook: July 31 - Daniel Defoe Receives a Pelting of Flowers 310 Years Ago

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Daniel Defoe, author of Robinson Crusoe, was also a journalist and pamphleteer. The latter caused him to be arrested for libel for ruthlessly satirizing some Tories who practiced "occasional conformity." He was found guilty and his punishment... to have flowers thrown at him and to drink to his health. That'll teach him!

It’s Wednesday, July 31

Land Between the Lakes hosts the Hummingbird Festival Saturday and Sunday from 10 to 4 at the Nature Station. Highlights include hummingbird banding demonstrations, a nature photography program, a wildlife sketching workshop, a native plant sale, live animal encounters, local wildlife experts, and activities for kids. See a complete schedule of events at lbl.org.

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11:26 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Datebook: July 30 - Henry Ford Turns 150

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He was an American industrialist, founder of the Ford Motor Company, and sponsor of the assembly line. While Ford didn't invent the automobile, he manufactured the first that middle class Americans could buy.  At his time of death in 1947, his net worth was nearly $200 billion (in today's equivalent).

It’s Tuesday, July 30

Friday is the early bird registration deadline for “Battlefields & Beyond: Civil War Sites in the 21st Century,” a major conference on preservation and interpretation of Civil War sites. The conference is set for August 15th through the 17th in Danville. For more information or to register, visit civilwarconference.org.

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11:03 am
Mon July 29, 2013

Datebook: July 29 - NASA Formed 55 Years Ago

President Eisenhower established the National Aeronautics and Space Administration on this day in 1958, with a civilian orientation encouraging peaceful applications in space science. Since then, NASA has led moon-landings, the Skylab space station, and the Space Shuttle... boldly going where no one has gone before.

It's Monday, July 29

Land Between the Lakes hosts an informational public meeting to discuss its road system tomorrow evening at 5:30 at the Grand Rivers Senior/Community Center. The meeting helps establish what roads exist now, what is needed for access, and what is affordable in the future. For details go to lbl.org and click on “Alerts & Notices.”

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10:44 am
Fri July 26, 2013

Datebook: July 26 - Truman Orders Desegregation of Military 65 Years Ago

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On this day in 1948, President Truman issued the Executive Order 9981, abolishing racial discrimination in the armed forces, and eventually led to the end of segregation in the services. The order eliminated Montford Point as a segregated boot camp, the last all-black unit disbanded in 1954.

It’s Friday, July 26

Downtown Paris hosts the fourth annual ice cream social and antique car show tomorrow afternoon from 3 to 6 on the court square. A donation of $10 for adults and $5 for children buys unlimited ice cream. Proceeds benefit the Downtown Paris Association and the Paris-Henry County Healthcare Foundation's Caring Hearts fund, which helps cancer patients in Henry County.

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11:00 am
Thu July 25, 2013

Datebook: July 25 - 25 Luglio

The crowd in Rome on 25 Luglio
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On this day in 1943, a celebratory crowd took to the streets of Italy, tearing down Fascist propaganda and chiseling away emblems. Radios had announced Benito Mussolini's resignation and arrest, after receiving a vote of no confidence from his own council,  the end of an era lasting 21 years.

It’s Thursday, July 25

Tommy Thompson presents “Rockin’ Ray Smith: The Rockin’ Little Angel” tonight at 7 as part of the Evenings Upstairs series at the McCracken County Public Library. The presentation tells the story of the Melber, Kentucky, native who became a rockabilly legend. The free presentation is open to the public. See details at mclib.net.

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11:00 am
Wed July 24, 2013

Datebook: July 24 - Simon Bolivar Turns 230

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Inspired by the American and French Revolutions, Venezuelan leader Simon Bolivar played a key role in Latin America's independence from the Spanish Empire. In his lifetime, he led Venezuela, Columbia, Panama, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia to independence and laid the foundations for democracy in Latin America.

It’s Wednesday, July 24

The Downtown Paris Association’s annual ice cream social and antique car show is Saturday afternoon from 3 to 6 on the downtown court square. Admission includes unlimited ice cream and is $10 for adults or $5 for children.

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9:47 am
Tue July 23, 2013

Datebook: July 23 - Raymond Chandler Turns 125

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At the age of 44, Raymond Chandler decided to write detective fiction after losing his job at an oil company during the Great Depression. He wrote dozens of short stories and seven novels in his lifetime. Ian Fleming said Chandler's work was "some of the finest dialogue written in any prose today." 

It’s Tuesday, July 23

The Caldwell County Caregiver Support Group holds a regular monthly meeting Thursday morning at 11:30 at the Caldwell County Senior Center, located at 202 Eagle Street in Princeton. For more information, contact James Patterson at 270-886-9484.

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2:00 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Datebook: July 22 - Wiley Post Flies Solo Around the World 80 Years Ago

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During the Golden Age of Aviation, American pilot Wiley Post became the first person to fly solo around the world. On this day, 50 thousand people greeted him, after he flew 7 days, 18 hours, and 49 minutes. He did it to raise money to open an aeronautical school. His plane, Winnie Mae, is at the Smithsonian.

It's Monday, July 22

Murray-Calloway County Hospital's Blood Donor Center is in need of all blood types, but especially O-Negative blood, at this time. A blood drive is set for Wednesday from 8 to 4:30 at the Center for Health and Wellness. For more information, call (270) 762-1119. 

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9:33 am
Fri July 19, 2013

Datebook: July 19 - Maurice Garin Wins 1st Tour de France 110 Years Ago

Garin in the middle, with his masseur and son
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L'Auto magazine debuted the Tour de France in 1903, with an entry fee of 10 francs. The race began in Montgeron and made a loop around the country of over 250 miles, ending in Vill-d'Avray. On this day, 19 days later, Maurice Garin pulled through with a time of 94h 33' 14'. The grand prize was 3,000 francs.

It’s Friday, July 19

The Paducah-McCracken County United Way holds a school supply drive called “Stuff the School Bus” tomorrow from 10 to 1 at both Paducah Wal-Mart locations. All school supplies collected during the drive are divided equally among all city and county schools. For more information call 270-442-1691.

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10:58 am
Thu July 18, 2013

Datebook: July 18 - Nelson Mandela Turns 95

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Considered the "Father of South Africa," revolutionary and former SA president Nelson Mandela turns 95 today. We wish him health and wellbeing. It's also the 100th birthday of entertainer Red Skelton, astronaut John Glenn turns 92, writer Hunter S. Thompson turns 75, and gangster Machine Gun Kelly turns 118... Wouldn't that be a fascinating dinner party!

It’s Thursday, July 18

New Covenant Christian Academy hosts The Lion’s Roar Bike Ride on Saturday, September 7. The route features fifteen, thirty, and sixty-two mile options on gently rolling terrain. Online registration forms are available on the school’s website at nccaky.org. For more information call 270-703-4953.

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