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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10:49 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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10:54 am
Tue May 28, 2013

Datebook: May 28 - Ian Fleming Turns 105

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Fleming. Ian Fleming. You know him best as the author of James Bond, one of the best selling fiction series of all time. His first Bond novel, Casino Royale came out in 1952 and was a bestseller. He wrote a total of 12 Bond novels and two short story collections. Fleming said Bond's look resembles Hoagy Carmichael.

It's Tuesday, May 28

Children's Day on the Farm is Saturday at The Homeplace in Land Between the Lakes. From 1 to 4 kids can do 1850s farm chores to earn tokens which can be spent in the Children's Day General Store on 1850s-style treats. Chores include cleaning rugs, carrying stove wood, learning to sew, doing garden work, and learning about farm animals.

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10:32 am
Mon May 27, 2013

Datebook: May 27 - Memorial Day

Formerly known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day originated after the American Civil War, to commemorate both Union and Confederate soldiers. In 1967, it was declared an official federal holiday honoring all U.S. soldiers who died while serving.

It's Memorial Day, May 27

In observance of Older Americans' Month in May, a hamburger and ice cream float social is planned at the Christian County Senior Citizens Center in Hopkinsville at noon on Wednesday. For more information, contact Vicki Karrigan at (270) 886-8885. 

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9:09 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Datebook: May 24 - Brooklyn Bridge Opens 130 Years Ago

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The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States. When it opened, on this day in 1883, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world spanning 1,595.5 feet. It's considered an icon of New York City, a symbol of optimism, and a technological marvel. I heard it was for sale, too.

It’s Friday, May 24

The Starfish Orphan Ministry 5K/10K Run for the Children & Family Day in the Park is tomorrow morning at Bob Noble Park in Paducah. Race day registration starts at 7, with both races starting at 8. Proceeds benefit the Starfish Orphan Ministry, which helps orphans both locally and internationally. For more information, visit starfishorphanministry.org.

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11:26 am
Thu May 23, 2013

Datebook: May 23 - Rosemary Clooney Turns 85

Rosemary Clooney with Bing Crosby
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Today we remember Kentucky native Rosemary Clooney, born on this day in 1928. She rose to stardom with "Come On-a My House" and had several number-one hits including "Half as Much," "Hey There," "This Ole House," and "Mambo Italiano" (#1 in the UK). She was also the aunt of George Clooney.

It’s Thursday, May 23

The Run for Life 5K, benefiting Lifehouse Care Center of Murray, is Saturday beginning at 8AM at 602 Poplar. Pre-register at murrayrunforlife.com or pick up a registration form at the center. Race-day registration starts at 7AM. For more information, call 753-0700.

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10:59 am
Wed May 22, 2013

Datebook: May 22 - Pac-Man Turns 33

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The Davie-Brown Index gives Pac-Man the highest brand awareness of any video game character. He began chomping pac-dots and chasing ghosts on this day in 1980, released in Japan by Namco. A social phenomenon, Twin Galaxies estimates Pac-Man's earnings at 10 billion quarters, making it one of the highest-grossing games of all time.

It’s Wednesday, May 22

In observance of Older Americans Month, the Christian County Senior Citizens Center hosts senior games Friday morning at 9. The center is located at 1402 West 7th Street in Hopkinsville. For more information, contact Vicki Karrigan at (270) 886-8885.

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12:22 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

Datebook: May 21 - World's Tallest Roller Coaster Opens 8 Years Ago

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Behold the Kingda Ka, the tallest roller-coaster in the world, the second fastest, and the second strata (extremely terrifying) coaster. The coaster launches to 128 miles per hour in 3.5 seconds, climbs up 456 feet into the air, and whips around a 3,118 foot-long track. It's at the Six Flags in New Jersey... if you're brave enough.

It’s Tuesday, May 21

The Music Department of the Murray Woman's Club hosts "Red, White and Belue," an evening of dinner and entertainment, starting tonight at 6 at the clubhouse. Featured entertainers include the MWC Chorus, By Grace, and Ted Franklin Belue. Proceeds go to scholarships. For ticket availability call Bobbie at 759-4578.

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10:46 am
Mon May 20, 2013

Datebook: May 20 - Levi Strauss Gets Patent for Blue Jeans 140 Years Ago

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On this day in 1873, San Francisco businessman (and one-time Kentucky resident) Levi Strauss and tailor Jacob Davis received a patent to make riveted work pants out of denim, the first blue jeans. Still a family-owned business, Levi Strauss & Co. employs over 16,000 people and has an annual revenue of $4.4 billion.

It’s Monday, May 20

Alzheimer’s Association Education Coordinator Helene French provides training on Activities and Home Safety tomorrow morning at 10 at the Pennyrile Area Development District office in Hopkinsville. For more information and to register, contact James Patterson at 886-9484.

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11:02 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Datebook: May 17 - Watergate Hearings Air on TV 40 Years Ago

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There have certainly been no shortage of political scandals in Washington, but there has only been one that led to the resignation of a US President. Beginning on this day in 1973, major television networks took turns airing the hearings, starting with ABC. An estimated 85% of Americans tuned in to at least one hearing.

It’s Friday, May 17

There’s a free youth baseball clinic at Brooks Stadium in Paducah on Sunday for kids ages 6-16. Kids can get tips on hitting, throwing, and fielding. The first 100 participants get free T-shirts. Registration begins at noon with the clinic starting at 1.

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10:42 am
Thu May 16, 2013

Datebook: May 16 - US Senate Fails to Convict President Johnson by One Vote 145 Years Ago

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On this day in 1868, the US Senate failed to convict President Andrew Johnson by one vote. The primary charge was that Johnson violated the Tenure of Office Act by removing Secretary of War Edwin Stanton. He was later acquitted. The Act was repealed in 1887. 

It’s Thursday, May 16

Hopkinsville native and Georgetown College student Brendan Jones gives a brief concert on the historic Estey pipe organ at Grace Episcopal Church in Hopkinsville tomorrow at noon. The public is invited to attend.

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