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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11:27 am
Wed December 19, 2012

Datebook: December 19 - A Christmas Carol Published 169 Years Ago

Charles Dickens captured the Christmas spirit on this day 1843 with the publication of A Christmas Carol, the story of Ebenezer Scrooge. It was an instant critical success, William Makepeace Thackeray called the book, "a national benefit to every man or woman who reads it." My favorite: Athenaeum declared it, "a dainty dish to set before a King."

It’s Wednesday, December 19

Adsmore House and Gardens in Princeton is decorated for the holiday season through December 29.  Journey back in time to Christmas Eve 1901 as the Smith-Garrett family celebrates their first Christmas in their new home.  Regular hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11 to 4.  See more at adsmore.org.

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11:19 am
Tue December 18, 2012

Datebook: Congress Passes Prohibition 95 Years Ago

Prohibition agents destroying barrels of alcohol, 1921
Credit Chicago Historical Society

On this day in 1917, Congress passed the 18th Amendment establishing the prohibition of alcoholic beverages in the US. While prohibition wasn't fully in effect until 1920, alcohol became difficult to acquire. The 21st amendment repealed the 18th in 1933, though in many parts of the US prohibition is more or less still in effect.

It’s Tuesday, December 18

Maiden Alley Cinema presents “Trading Places” tonight at 7 as part of their Film Brew series.  A snobbish investor and a wily con artist swap lives as part of a bet made by two callous millionaires.  The 1983 film stars Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy.  See details at maidenalleycinema.org.

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10:37 am
Mon December 17, 2012

Datebook: December 17 - Grant Expels Jews from TN, KY and MS 150 Years Ago

On this day, General Grant issued General Order No. 11, expelling Jews from TN, KY and MS, including our listening area. He suspected Jewish traders of "profiteering" on organizing the illegal trade of black-market cotton. Lincoln expressed disbelief upon finding out and ordered Grant to revoke the order three days later. Hear a conversation with Dr. Jonathan Sarna, author of When General Grant Expelled the Jews.

It’s Monday, December 17

The Hopkinsville High School Choral Department presents their winter choir concert tomorrow night.  The concert is at 7 in the Christian County Schools Performing Arts Center, located at 215 Glass Avenue in Hopkinsville.  Tickets are $3 at the door.

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9:03 am
Fri December 14, 2012

Datebook: December 14 - Mariner 2 Flies Past Venus 50 Years Ago

The Mariner 2 was the first space probe to Venus and the first to conduct a successful planetary encounter. On this day in 1962, it scanned the planet with radiometers, revealing that Venus has cool clouds and an extremely hot surface. And the spacecraft... it's still out there, orbiting the sun. 

It’s Friday, December 14

The Graves County High School Orchestra, Jazz Band, Choir, and Drama Department join together to present “Candy Cane Classics!” tomorrow evening at 7.  The district-wide concert features all-time Christmas favorites.  Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for students. 

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11:00 am
Thu December 13, 2012

Datebook: December 13 - Sir Francis Drake Sets Sail 435 Years Ago

Bad weather had set Drake and his crew back a few weeks to this day in 1577, when they set sail to circumnavigate the earth. They saw the sunbleached bones of Magellan's crew, captured a ship of Chilean wine, another ship full of gold, befriended an island sultan, and returned to be knighted by the Queen.

It’s Thursday, December 13

The Hopkinsville Art Guild Christmas Bazaar continues this month at the Guild Art Gallery, located in Bradford Square Mall.  Work for sale includes small original paintings, Christmas ornaments, cards, jewelry, pottery, and wood turnings.  Hours are 10 to 6 Wednesday through Saturday and 1:30 to 5:30 on Sundays.

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12:03 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Datebook: 12/12/12 - Marconi Gets First Transatlantic Transmission 111 Years Ago

On a blustery December day in 1901, Guglielmo Marconi climbed up Signal Hill overlooking St. John's in Newfoundland and received the first transatlantic radio signal, sent from his Wireless Station in Cornwall, UK. He famously said "See if you can hear anything, Mr. Kemp." Then the clicks came in Morse code: thanksamwell

It’s Wednesday, December 12

The Calloway County Public Library offers a free computer class titled “Holiday Crafts Using the Computer.”  The class meets Thursday morning from 9 to 11.  For details and registration, call the library at 753-2288.

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9:50 am
Tue December 11, 2012

Datebook: December 11 - Last Moon Landing 40 Years Ago

It's been 40 years since we put someone on the moon. Apollo 17, the final Apollo mission, reached the moon on this day in 1972. For three days, astronauts collected lunar samples, drove around, investigated volcanic activity... and did a thousand one-arm push-ups without breaking a sweat.

It’s Tuesday, December 11

Twilight Theatre Productions offers a holiday dinner experience at Kenlake State Resort Park this Friday and Saturday.  Dinner starts at 6 o’clock.  Make reservations by calling (270) 436-2399.

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10:48 am
Mon December 10, 2012

Datebook: December 10 - First Traffic Light Installed 144 Years Ago

It's a universally complex relationship... everyone hates traffic lights, but we're sure glad when they're working. The first lights, outside the British Houses of Parliament in London, looked like semaphore arms with red and green gas lamps, turned with a lever by a policeman.

It’s Monday, December 10

There’s a Christmas Charity Auction benefiting the Merryman House tomorrow at noon at the Country Club of Paducah.  Items in the auction include food, gift baskets, holiday décor, jewelry, hotel stays, and more.  The auction is sponsored by the Paducah/River City Business and Professional Women organization.  RSVP by calling (270) 444-8400.

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9:51 am
Fri December 7, 2012

Datebook: December 7 - NASA Snaps "The Blue Marble" 40 Years Ago

As the crew of the Apollo 17 spacecraft left the orbit of Earth and began its trajectory to the Moon, the astronauts snapped what would be known as "The Blue Marble," a picture of a fully-illuminated Earth, that would become one of the most widely distributed photographic images in existence. Here's our part.

It’s Friday, December 7

High school artists are invited to enter their work in the 20th Annual Teen Spirit exhibition at the Yeiser Art Center.  The juried visual art competition awards monetary prizes and scholarships to the top-placing artists.  The entry deadline is December 15th.  For more information, visit theyeiser.org and click on Call for Entries.

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11:07 am
Thu December 6, 2012

Datebook: December 6 - Washington Monument Completed 128 Years Ago

P.H. McLaughlin sets the capstone, Harpers Weekly
Credit Wikimedia Commons

Construction began in 1848, but was halted for several decades due to lack of funding and the Civil War. On this day, in 1884, the capstone was set, making it the world's tallest structure until surpassed by the Eiffel Tower (in 1889). About 150 feet up the monument you can see a different shading of marble, where construction was halted.

It’s Thursday, December 6

The Graves County High School Band offers their annual Christmas Concert tonight.  Enjoy timeless classics as well as some more adventurous tunes from the concert band, jazz band, and wind ensemble.  The concert starts at 7 at the Graves County Schools’ Performing Arts Center.

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