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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10:44 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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9:32 am
Tue July 16, 2013

Datebook: July 16 - Joshua Reynolds Turns 290

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Sir Joshua Reynolds might not be the first painter that comes to mind today, but he was in popular demand among England's rich and famous for his work as a portrait artist. He developed the aesthetic "grand style," idealizing his subjects. He was also the founder and first president of the Royal Academy of Arts.

It's Tuesday, July 16

Maiden Alley Cinema in Paducah presents "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" Thursday as part of its Film Brew series. Doors open at 6 and the film starts at 7. Admission is $10 for members or $12 for non-members. For more information, visit maidenalleycinema.com

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10:54 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Datebook: July 15 - NES Debuts in Japan 30 Years Ago

The 8-bit video game console Nintendo Entertainment System launched in Japan on this day in 1983. The Famicom (as it's called in Japan) was 14,800 yen ($63 dollars in 1983) and debuted with ports of Donkey Kong and Popeye. Two years later, it would release in the US with the iconic Super Mario Bros. (cue theme song).

It's Monday, July 15

Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area hosts an informational public meeting to discuss their road system tomorrow night at 5:30 at Lake Barkley State Resort Park Convention Center. The meeting helps establish what roads exist now, what is needed for access, and what is affordable in the future. For more information visit lbl.org and click on "Alerts and Notices."

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9:27 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Datebook: July 12 - Milton Berle Turns 105

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Some called him "Uncle Miltie" others called him "Mr. Television." In the credits, his name was Milton Berle, host of NBC's Texaco Star Theater, and one of the first major American TV stars. He was a fixture of charity benefits, and guest appearances on SNL, on which he was later banned. Oh, that's funny!

It’s Friday, July 12

Bikes on Broadway is this Sunday in Paducah. The free event closes a stretch of Broadway to vehicles from 1-4PM, allowing participants to bring bicycles, skates, scooters, tricycles, strollers, running shoes, or walking shoes for an afternoon of safe fun. For more information, visit paducahky.gov.

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