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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10:21 am
Wed May 1, 2013

Datebook: May 1 - "Mission Accomplished" 10 Years Ago

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On this day in 2003, President George W. Bush made an historic jet landing on the USS Abraham Lincoln and gave a televised address announcing the end of major combat operations in Iraq. The banner drew criticism for being premature, which the administration later acknowledged, as warfare and casualties had increased after the speech.

It’s Wednesday, May 1

Friday at noon as part of the Music at Midday series, organist Anna DeFoe gives a brief recital at Grace Episcopal Church in Hopkinsville. She performs compositions by Pachelbel, Jean Langlais, and Camille Saint-Saens on the historic Estey pipe organ. 

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10:24 am
Tue April 30, 2013

Datebook: April 30 - Willie Nelson Turns 80

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One of the most recognized artists in country music turns 80 today! Nelson defined "outlaw country" with his signature sound on Shotgun Willie and Red Headed Stranger in the mid 70s. He continues to tour extensively, with his beloved guitar Trigger, putting out albums virtually every year, pleading with mammas to not let their babies grow up to be cowboys.

It’s Tuesday, April 30

Angels Attic Thrift Shop seeks donations of men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing; furniture; appliances; household items; and toys.  Sale proceeds benefit Angels Community Clinic, which provides health care to the working uninsured in Calloway County. Bring donations to 972 Chestnut Street Monday through Saturday from 8 to 5, or call 762-0505 for pickup.

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11:06 am
Mon April 29, 2013

Datebook: April 29 - Hair Opens on Broadway 45 Years Ago

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The controversial "American tribal love-rock musical" Hair opened at the Biltmore Theater on Broadway on this day in 1968. A product of hippie counter-culture and sexual revolution, many of its songs became anthems of the anti-Vietnam War peace movement. "This is the dawning of the age of Aquarius!"

It's Monday, April 29

Murray-Calloway County Hospital's Wellness Works program offers a free community health screening tomorrow morning from 9 to 11 at the Trigg County Senior Citizens Center in Cadiz. The event includes blood sugar and blood pressure screenings. For more information on the Wellness Works schedule or about the screenings offered, call 762-1348.

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9:14 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Datebook: April 26 - Carol Burnett Turns 80

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The Carol Burnett Show won 25 Emmy Awards, and was listed by Time Magazine as one of the 100 Best TV Shows of All Time. Her contributions to film include Pete 'n' Tillie, The Four Seasons, Annie, and more recently Horton Hears a Who! Happy Birthday Carol Burnett!

It’s Friday, April 26

The Calloway County Sheriff's Office and the Murray-Calloway County Parks Department present "Touch A Truck" tomorrow from noon to 2 at Central Park. Kids and families can visit the Arcadia Drive parking lot to climb in vehicles including fire, rescue, safety, bucket, farm and construction equipment pieces. For more information, call 762-0325.

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10:26 am
Thu April 25, 2013

Datebook: April 25 - Watson and Crick Publish The Discovery of DNA 60 Years Ago

If you're looking for a little light reading, search for the article, "Molecular Structure of Nucleic Acids: A Structure for Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid." It was the first publication describing the discovery of DNA, which overhauled the study of biology and genetics. 50 years later, The Human Genome Project was complete.

It’s Thursday, April 25

An exhibit of quilts by Dr. Nancy J. Dawson is on display at the Hotel Metropolitan in Paducah through Saturday. The quilts tell the stories of African Americans throughout history. The exhibit is open daily from 10 to 4, and Dawson gives a lecture tonight at 6.  For more information, visit thehotelmetropolitan.org.

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10:34 am
Wed April 24, 2013

Datebook: April 24 - Woolworth Building Turns 100

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At 625 feet, The Woolworth Building was tallest in the world for 17 years. Business pioneer Frank Woolworth commissioned the building for $13.5 million, which he paid for in cash. During the opening ceremony on this day in 1913, Rev. S. Parkes Cadman called it the "Cathedral of Commerce."

It’s Wednesday, April 24

The Kappa Department of the Murray Woman's Club holds its annual Evening of Chocolate Delight tomorrow evening at 5:30 at the clubhouse. Proceeds benefit Court Appointed Special Advocates of Murray and Calloway County. Tickets are $8 in advance by calling 227-7304 or $10 at the door.

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9:23 am
Tue April 23, 2013

Datebook: April 23 - Stephen Douglas Turns 200

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He's probably best remembered as the man who lost to Abraham Lincoln. Democratic Illinois Senator, Representative, and presidential candidate Stephen A. Douglas famously defeated Lincoln in a debate in 1858. This actually helped Lincoln define republicanism, whereas democrats had a "house divided," which shaped the 1860 presidential election.

It’s Tuesday, April 23

The Pennyrile Area Development District presents “Caregiving: Keeping the Balance” tomorrow night at 6:30 at St. John United Methodist Church in Hopkinsville.  The class focuses on the challenges of caring for the elderly or disabled, the resources available, and specific caregiving tips.  Pre-register by calling 886-1049.

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10:13 am
Mon April 22, 2013

Datebook: April 22 - Earth Day

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Happy Earth Day! Founded by US Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970, the significance of April 22 was to fall between spring religious holidays and school exam finals. Thousands of schools participated in the first Earth Day, and now 192 countries observe the holiday. Enjoy the outdoors today!

It’s Monday, April 22

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 master classes and concludes with a Summer Showcase.  Register online at paducahsymphony.org.

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11:23 am
Fri April 19, 2013

Datebook: April 19 - First Boston Marathon 116 Years Ago

Boston Marathon, 1910
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Inspired by the first modern Olympic Games in 1896, the Boston Athletic Association first held the Boston Marathon on this day in 1897. The first race was 24.5 miles long and had 15 runners (10 finished). Now with over 20,000 participants and 500,000 spectators, it's considered America's oldest and most revered marathon, and will certainly persevere.

It’s Friday, April 19

The Murray State University Horticulture Annual Plant Sale is tomorrow morning from 8 to noon at the Pullen Farm Greenhouse Complex. The sale includes hanging baskets, flowers, tomato plants, herbs, vegetables, and trees. The greenhouse is located on Hickory Street, off 94W.

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11:36 am
Thu April 18, 2013

Datebook: April 18 - Yankee Stadium Opens 90 Years Ago

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"The House that Ruth Built" opened on this day in 1923. Located in South Bronx, it was the home of the Yankees for 85 years, hosting 6,581 games. The iconic stadium was demolished in 2010, and a new Yankee Stadium opened across the street to much celebration and some controversy.

It’s Thursday, April 18

Murray-Calloway County Hospital’s Wellness Works program offers a free community health screening tomorrow morning from 8 to 10:30 at the Stewart County Senior Citizens Center. The screening includes an osteoporosis heel scan, blood pressure checks, and blood sugar screenings. For more information, call 270-762-1348. 

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