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.


10:32 am
Wed June 12, 2013

Datebook: June 12 - Medgar Evers Assassinated 50 Years Ago

Today marks 50 years since civil rights activist Medgar Evers was gunned down in his driveway in Jackson, Mississippi by white supremacist Byron De La Beckwith. His murder and the subsequent trial sparked a cultural uproar and inspired national civil rights protests. Hear commentator Dr. Brian Clardy's remembrance

It’s Wednesday, June 12

The Glema Mahr Center for the Arts presents the Japanese Kimono Exhibit from the Claude Holeman Collection, on loan from the Dawson Springs Museum & Art Center. The exhibit is on display through July 21. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 to 4 and 3 hours prior to every performance at the Center. Admission is free.

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10:56 am
Tue June 11, 2013

Datebook: June 11 - Vince Lombardi Turns 100

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He never had a losing season as head coach in the NFL... Vince Lombardi was best known as coach of he Green Bay Packers in the 60s, where he led the team to five league championships and two Super Bowl wins. He died in 1970 and was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in '71.

It’s Tuesday, June 11

The first-ever Barking Lot Blues Jam is scheduled for Thursday evening from 6 to 9 in the parking lot of First Christian Church in Mayfield. The event features a dog contest with proceeds benefiting the Mayfield-Graves County Animal Shelter, plus blues music from the Pearl House Band, Reggie LaFaye, Clint Fisher, and others. For more information, call 247-2204.

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10:00 am
Mon June 10, 2013

Datebook: June 10 - Mars Spirit Rover Launches 10 Years Ago

The Spirit Rover's mission was to explore surface features and analyze rocks for 90 days, but it actually functioned 20 times longer than expected. In 2009, it became stuck in soil and its last communication was sent in 2010. Maybe someday we'll find it, dust it off, and power it back up.

It’s Monday, June 10

The Pennyroyal Area Museum hosts a presentation on American Woven Coverlets tomorrow afternoon from 1:30 to 3. Attendants are invited to bring their own antique coverlets and learn more about them from two textile experts. The presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, call (270) 887-4270.

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12:07 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Datebook: June 7 - Gandhi's First Act of Civil Disobedience 120 Years Ago

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Gandhi spent his early career as a lawyer practicing in South Africa. He was subjected to racism and limited rights while there, but on this day he was thrown off a train after refusing to move from first-class. He protested and was later beaten. It was from this incident that he decided to spend his life fighting social injustice.

It’s Friday, June 7

Author Randall Jones speaks at Wrather West Kentucky Museum Monday afternoon at 4. He talks about his book “Marking the Trail of Daniel Boone.” The event, sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution, is free and open to the public.

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10:45 am
Thu June 6, 2013

Datebook: June 6 - First Drive-In Theater Opens 80 Years Ago

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Richard M. Hollingshead Jr., a New Jersey chemical company magnate, got the idea from his mother who was allegedly too large to sit comfortably in a regular movie theater. He purchased a 40x50 ft. screen and two six-foot speakers and charged 25-cents per person. His ad read, "The whole family is welcome, regardless of how noisy the children are."

It’s Thursday, June 6

The Paducah Symphony Orchestra has announced the first PSO Summer Music Camp for elementary, middle, and high school students, to be held June 17th through the 21st at West Kentucky Community and Technical College. The camp includes ear training, music theory, and masterclasses and concludes with a Summer Showcase. Register online at paducahsymphony.org.

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9:17 am
Wed June 5, 2013

Datebook: June 5 - First Orient Express Departs 130 Years Ago

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On this day in 1883, the luxurious 'Express d'Orient' leaves Paris for Vienna for her official maiden trip. The route has changed several times between 1883 and 2009 (when it ended operation) but the primary destination was Paris to Istanbul. One time there was a Murder on the Orient Express...

It’s Wednesday, June 5

This Saturday, kids are invited to Story Hour at the Paducah Railroad Museum for Amy Blewett’s presentation of “Owney, the Mail Pouch Pooch.” Games and crafts are also offered. Presentations are at 11, 1, and 3. The museum is located at 200 Washington Street across from the Carson Four Rivers Center.

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11:05 am
Tue June 4, 2013

Datebook: June 4 - Montgolfier Bros. Demonstrate the Hot Air Balloon 230 Years Ago

Long before the Wright Brothers, two French siblings Joseph-Michel and Jaques-Etienne Montgolfier were experimenting with early flight. On this day, they demonstrated their hot air balloon for the first time, keeping it in the air for 10 minutes. A few months later, they'd record the first manned flight.

It’s Tuesday, June 4

The Humane Society of Calloway County offers $10 microchipping at two upcoming Rabies Clinics, to be held tomorrow and Thursday from 7-8PM at the Murray Health Department. For a complete schedule of other clinics offering rabies vaccinations only, visit forthepets.org.

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10:38 am
Mon June 3, 2013

Datebook: June 3 - Zoot Suit Riots 70 Years Ago

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Long before the swing revival song, the Zoot Suit Riots were a series of racial clashes during WWII primarily in Los Angeles, between US sailors and Latino youths. The suits were thought by sailors too lavish during wartime. These riots were influential to activists including Louis Valdez, Ralph Ellison, Richard Wright, Cesar Chavez, and Malcom X. Read more on PBS.

It’s Monday, June 3

The Purchase Area Master Gardeners Association and the McCracken County Extension Service present a workshop on "Hydrangeas" as part of the Tool Box Series at the McCracken County Extension Office. The session is tomorrow evening at 5. Phyllis Petcoff leads the class. For more information, call 554-9520.

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10:27 am
Thu May 30, 2013

Datebook: May 30 - Mel Blanc Turns 105

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Happy birthday to "The Man of a Thousand Voices," Mel Blanc. One of the most influential people in voice-acting, Blanc gave voice to dozens of Looney Tunes characters, from Bugs Bunny to Yosemite Sam. He died in 1989 and his gravestone reads in all caps: "THAT'S ALL FOLKS"

It’s Thursday, May 30

The Graves County 8th Annual Eagle Gridiron Golf Tournament is tomorrow at the Mayfield-Graves County Golf and Country Club with a 3PM shotgun start. The cost for a four-member team is $150. To learn more or to register, call 970-0124.

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10:49 am
Wed May 29, 2013

Datebook: May 29 - Stravinsky Provokes Paris Riot 100 Years Ago

The new Theatre des Champs-Elysees in Paris was packed to see Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring. The dancers took the stage and in the first stamping, discordant notes of "Augurs of Spring" the audience completely lost their composure. Theatergoers shouted in disgust, banged on the seats, attacked each other and hurled things at the orchestra. One critic called the show "a laborious and puerile barbarity."

It’s Wednesday, May 29

The Paducah Parks Services Department presents the movie “Brave” tomorrow night at dusk at Noble Park Amphitheater. Admission is free, and concessions are available for purchase. Bring lawn chairs or blankets and insect repellent.

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