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.


11:10 am
Tue October 15, 2013

Datebook: October 15 - Hunley Sinks 150 Years Ago

The Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley played a small role in the Civil War, but was significant in naval warfare as the first to sink a ship. On this day, however, it sank in a training exercise, killing its inventor Horace Hunley. Its wreck was found off the coast of South Carolina in the 1970s, valued at $40 million.

It’s Tuesday, Oct. 15

There’s a regular monthly meeting of the Pennyrile Grandparent Support Group tomorrow morning at 10 at the Pennyrile Area Development District Office in Hopkinsville. For more information, contact Miranda Hunt at 270-886-9484.

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10:35 am
Mon October 14, 2013

Datebook: October 14 - Cubs Win the World Series 105 Years Ago

The longest championship drought of any major North American professional sports team, the Chicago Cubs beat the Detroit Tigers on this day in 1908 and it would be their last World Series win, though they played in the series 8 other times. Ask any Chicagoan, they'll say it's the curse of the billy goat. 

It’s Monday, October 14

River City Ghost Tours at Oak Grove Cemetery are this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Hear tales of triumph and tragedy, including the North and South facing off during the Battle of Paducah. Market House Theatre guides lead the tours. For more information, visit mhtplay.com.

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9:49 am
Thu October 10, 2013

Datebook: October 10 - Verdi Turns 200

Giuseppe Verdi was an Italian Romantic composer, best known for his works including Rigoletto, La Traviata, Don Carlo, and Falstaff. He dominated the Italian scene post Bellini and Rossini, and still does, despite critics who say his work lacks refinement, which is perhaps the very thing that makes it persevere.

It’s Thursday, Oct. 10

There’s an ACT Prep Workshop at the Murray State University Paducah Regional Campus on Saturday, October 19, from 9AM to 1PM. The four-hour workshop covers parts of the test, scoring, sample questions, and tips, with an in-depth focus on the math portion. The cost of the workshop is $55. Preregister at murraystate.edu/actprep.

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9:27 am
Tue October 8, 2013

Datebook: October 8 - Ken Warby Sets Water Speed Record 35 Years Ago

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Faster than a speeding fish, Australian motorboat racer Ken Warby holds the water speed record of 317.60 miles per hour, set on this day in 1978. He built his boat Spirit of Australia in his backyard out of wood, fiberglass, and a jet engine. The sport has a fatality rate of 85%.

It’s Tuesday, October 8

Murray-Calloway County Hospital's Wellness Works program offers a free community health screening Thursday morning from 6-9 at the MCCH Center for Health and Wellness, 716 Poplar St. A free lipid panel includes total cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL and HDL. Twelve-hour fast required. For more information, call 270-762-1348.

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10:31 am
Mon October 7, 2013

Datebook: October 7 - Great Flood of '93 Ends

The sign says "Open Waterfront Dining"
Credit FEMA, Wikimedia Commons

Twenty years ago, the largest flood ever recorded on the Mississippi destroyed over 30,000 square miles, causing roughly $15 billion in damages and an estimated 32 lives. On this day, 103 days later, the Mississippi River at St. Louis finally dropped below flood stage, marking an end to the disaster.

It’s Monday, October 7

The Parkinson's Support Group meets tomorrow at noon at the George Weaks Community Center in Murray. Come at 11:30 a.m. to eat lunch. For more information, contact Dixie Hopkins at 270-753-6001.

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9:18 am
Fri October 4, 2013

Datebook: October 4 - Charlton Heston Turns 90

Charlton Heston appeared in over 100 films over 60 years, including The Ten Commandments, Ben-Hur, and Planet of the Apes.  Time magazine wrote, "From start to finish, Heston was a grand, ornery anachronism, the sinewy symbol of a time Hollywood took itself seriously." He died in 2008.

It’s Friday, October 4

The NAMI Walk for Wellness is tomorrow morning at Noble Park in Paducah. Registration starts at 9 a.m., and the walk starts at 10. The event raises awareness about treatment for mental illness and is sponsored by PAMHAC, Lourdes Behavioral Health, and Four Rivers Behavioral Health.

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9:41 am
Wed October 2, 2013

Datebook: October 2 - Gandhi Jayanti

Today is Mohandas Gandhi's 144th birthday. Commonly considered the "Father of the Nation" in India, his birthday is commemorated as Gandhi Jayanti, a national holiday and a worldwide celebration of non-violence. The day is marked by prayer and cultural activities that glorify peace. 

It's Wednesday, Oct. 2

Blessing of the Animals, celebrating the Feast Day of St. Francis, is Sunday afternoon at 3 at St. John's Episcopal Church, 1620 Main Street. All socialized pets are welcome to come and receive a personal blessing. Photos of pets who cannot travel will also be blessed. The public is invited to attend.

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9:52 am
Tue October 1, 2013

Datebook: October 1 - First Modern MLB World Series 110 Years Ago

The Boston Americans faced off the Pittsburgh Pirates in a best-of-nine series, in the first modern World Series in Major League Baseball on this day in 1903. The games featured players Cy Young, Honus Wagner, Jimmy Collins, and Fred Clarke. Boston prevailed over Pittsburgh five to three.

It’s Tuesday, October 1

The Murray State University Bookstore collects donations for the Humane Society this Thursday. Items needed include Capstar, Frontline, leashes and collars, copy paper, color cardstock, old or new towels, dog and cat food, bowls, heartworm prevention, vet gift certificates, Turbo Scratcher for cats, kitty litter, and Kong toys. There’s more information about the Humane Society at forthepets.org.

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10:55 am
Mon September 30, 2013

Datebook: September 30 - Boeing 747 Debuts 45 Years Ago

The Boeing 747, aka Jumbo Jet, is one of the largest and longest-running of its class, holding the record for passenger capacity for 37 years. Nearly 1,500 have been built, costing between $230-350 million each. Boeing nearly went bankrupt in its development, admitting "it was really too large a project for us." 

It's Monday, September 30

Murray-Calloway County Hospital's Wellness Works program offers a free community health screening Thursday morning from 6-10 at the PTL South Lot, 3443 U.S. Hwy. 641 S. Lipid, blood sugar, and PSA screenings are available. A twelve-hour fast is required. For more information, call (270) 762-1348.

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1:04 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Datebook: September 27 - First Ford Model T Leaves Factory 105 Years Ago

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Henry Ford's Model T left the Detroit factory on this day in 1908. Less than 20 years later, Ford would watch his 15 millionth Model T roll out. The automobile opened travel for the middle-class. Ford said his wish was that a family could enjoy "the blessing of hours of pleasure in God's great open spaces."

It’s Friday, Sept. 27

A Youth Explosion 2013: The Only Name Tour concert is tomorrow at Trigg County High School with Big Daddy Weave, Chris August, Unspoken, Jeremy Dale, and Tony Tillman. Doors open at 3, a pre-concert show begins at 4:45, and the concert starts at 6. Admission is free. The event is held outside, rain or shine. Lawn chairs and blankets welcome.

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