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.


10:55 am
Thu June 27, 2013

Datebook: June 27 - Slocum Sails the World 115 Years Ago

Joshua Slocum became the first person to sail single-handedly around the world on this day in 1898. He set sail from Boston in 1895 in a repurposed oyster boat and used a cheap clock and noon-sun sights to navigate. Three years later, he arrived in Newport, Rhode Island, traveling a distance of 46,000 miles.

It’s Thursday, June 27

Baptist Health Paducah offers Safe Sitter classes for ages 11 and up tomorrow from 9 to 4. The one-day babysitting course, taught by certified instructors, teaches young teens life and safety skills. The $30 fee includes lunch and supplies. Pre-register by calling 270-575-8444.

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9:00 am
Wed June 26, 2013

Datebook: June 26 - "Ich Bin Ein Berliner" 50 Years Ago

President John F. Kennedy gave his famous speech to West Berlin on this day 50 years ago, underlying support for the West 22 months after Soviet-supported East Germany erected the Berlin Wall. The message was to make a clear statement of US policy during the Cold War. "Lass' sie nach Berlin kommen!"

It’s Wednesday, June 26

Bandleader Roger Reichmuth invites the Murray community to participate in the Freedom Fest Kazoo Band. Rehearsal is tonight at 6:30 by the main gate of Stewart Stadium, and the band performs in Saturday morning’s Freedom Fest Parade. Participants should be physically able to walk the parade route and able to hum familiar patriotic songs.

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8:06 am
Tue June 25, 2013

Datebook: June 25 - National Catfish Day

In 1987, President Reagan declared today National Catfish Day, celebrating the value of farm-raised catfish. At the time, catfish was the third highest volume of finned fish consumed in the US and it's still at the top of the list today, according to FishWatch.gov. Luckily, our region is home to the World's Biggest Fish Fry, so let's celebrate!

It’s Tuesday, June 25.

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10:46 am
Mon June 24, 2013

Datebook: June 24 - Pinta Island Tortoise Goes Extinct One Year Ago

Lonesome George was the last known Pinta Island tortoise, a subspecies of Galapagos tortoise. He was believed to be more than 100 years old at the time of death, young for a tortoise. Despite failed attempts at mating Lonesome George, some researchers are optimistic that he has some family out there, somewhere...

It's Monday, June 24

The Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County offer a special display of antique radios in the Pennyroyal Treasures exhibit. The tabletop radios, from a local private collection, will be on display at the Pennyroyal Area Museum through the end of the month. The museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 9 to 5 and Saturday from 10 to 3. See more at museumsofhopkinsville.org.

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9:33 am
Fri June 21, 2013

Datebook: June 21 - First Day of Summer

Credit sweden.se

Today is the summer solstice. Earth's semi-axis is at its greatest incline toward the sun in the northern hemisphere. Midsummer festivals are occurring all over the world and especially in Scandinavia, where you might light a bonfire, walk across hot coals, turn up the music, cookout with friends, and party all night!

It's Friday, June 21

The Murray State University Amateur Radio Club demonstrates amateur radio tomorrow afternoon beginning at 1. Ham Field Day is to be held at the Murray-Calloway County Central Park schoolhouse pavilion and adjacent parking area. To learn more about amateur radio, visit emergency-radio.org.

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11:01 am
Thu June 20, 2013

Datebook: June 20 - Ed Sullivan 'Toasts the Town' 65 Years Ago

Everyone called it The Ed Sullivan Show, but it was officially Toast of the Town when it debuted on this day in 1948. The first episode featured Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, along with Rogers & Hammerstein previewing South Pacific. TV Guide placed it as #15 on their list of greatest TV shows of all time.

It’s Thursday, June 20

The annual Tymeless Hearts carnival is this Saturday afternoon from 12-5 at Chestnut Street Park in Murray. The event features live entertainment, a petting zoo, pony rides, health checks, games, an auction, and more. Proceeds go to help children with heart defects. For more information visit tymelesshearts.com.

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10:10 am
Tue June 18, 2013

Datebook: June 18 - Sally Ride, First American Woman in Space 30 Years Ago

Sally Ride was one of five crew members on the Space Shuttle Challenger, which was launched to deploy communications satellites. Ride was also the first woman to use a robotic arm in space and the first person to use the arm to retrieve a satellite. In her later years, she wrote children's books. She passed away last year.

It’s Tuesday, June 18

As part of Movies in the Park, a free showing of "Men In Black III" starts at dusk Thursday in the Noble Park amphitheater in Paducah. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and insect repellent. Learn more at paducahky.gov.

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9:36 am
Mon June 17, 2013

Datebook: June 17 - M.C. Escher Turns 115

Dutch artist M.C. Escher has been described as "the father of impossible figures." His mathematical paradoxes continue to influence the fields of science and art. Though having no formal training, Escher was considered a research mathematician, teaching himself the concepts as an aid to his artwork. And now, his work is a great teaching tool.

It's Monday, June 17

Murray State University is beginning a research project on the effects of an arthritis remedy for dogs. Dogs in the study receive free monthly bloodwork, physical exams, arthritic analysis, and a natural medication during the one month study in July. If you have a moderately arthritic dog that weighs between 35 and 70 pounds, call (502) 220-7070 to register.

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9:35 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Datebook: June 14 - Che Guevara Turns 85

Che was a major and contentious figure in the Cuban Revolution, and is considered a modern symbol of rebellion. He was active in overthrowing the Batista regime, the Bay of Pigs Invasion, and the Cuban Missile Crisis. He was assassinated by the CIA in 1967. TIME Magazine named him one of he most influential people of the 20th century.

It’s Friday, June 14

The “Love Your Neighbor” ministry at the Gospel Mission Worship Center in Paducah hosts a free food and clothing giveaway tomorrow at the church. Clothing items and food from their food pantry are given away between 11 and 2 at the church, located at 6905 Benton Road, across from Trader’s Mall. For more information, call 217-3470.

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10:39 am
Thu June 13, 2013

Datebook: June 13 - 1st Man-Made Object Leaves Solar System 30 Years Ago

Artist depiction of Pioneer 10 in deep space
Credit NASA

The Pioneer 10 was initially launched to study the environment around Jupiter and eventually... beyond. On this day in 1983, it crossed the orbit of Neptune, effectively leaving our solar system. It's last check-in was 2003, at 12 billion kilometers from Earth. It's en-route to the star Aldebaran, estimated arrival: two million years from now.

It’s Thursday, June 13

Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area offers a full schedule of events this weekend in honor of its 50th Anniversary, including video presentations at the Golden Pond Visitor Center, Eagle Encounters at the Nature Station, a Conservation Canoe Trip, and more. See a complete listing of the weekend’s events at lbl.org.

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