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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9:32 am
Thu September 27, 2012

Datebook: September 27 - Samuel Adams Turns 290

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Samuel Adams... Founding Father, leader of the American Revolution, and brewing enthusiast, was born on this day in 1722. He was influential in organizing the Boston Tea Party, Declaration of Independence, and Articles of Confederation. Modern scholars debate his rebellious nature, but I think some would agree he'd be a guy you'd want to drink a beer with.

It’s Thursday, September 27

Dinty Moore, winner of the National Book Prize for non-fiction, gives a reading tonight at 7:30 in Murray State University’s Clara Eagle Art Gallery, located on the sixth floor of the Price Doyle Fine Arts Building.  The reading is free and open to the public, with a reception to follow at the Faculty Club.

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2:19 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

Datebook: September 26 - First Televised Presidential Debate 52 Year Ago

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The first televised debate between presidential candidates aired on this day in 1960, broadcast by CBS in Chicago. US Senator John F. Kennedy faced Vice President Richard Nixon. It was one of the most watched broadcasts in US TV history, with 66 million viewers. 

It’s Wednesday, September 26

Maiden Alley Cinema in Paducah presents Matthew Bourne's "Swan Lake" tomorrow night at 7. The iconic production replaces the traditionally female ensemble dancers with a menacing male ensemble. Tickets are $10. For more information, visit www.maidenalleycinema.com.

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9:51 am
Tue September 25, 2012

Datebook: September 25 - Christopher Reeve Turns 60

He was best known as Superman, and a Hollywood 'hearthrob' until tragically being thrown from a horse in 1995. Christopher Reeve (1952-2004) spent his final years lobbying for spinal cord injury and stem cell research. In a way, he never stopped being Superman.

It’s Tuesday, September 25

Participants in the Eagles Photography Show are honored tonight at a reception in the Graves County Schools’ Performing Arts Center Gallery.  The community is invited to view the photographs.  The reception begins at 6.  The Performing Arts Center is next to Graves County High School.

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9:00 am
Mon September 24, 2012

Datebook: September 24 - First Steam-Powered Airship Takes Flight 160 Years Ago

Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library

It's a steampunk fan's dream flight... the first steam-powered airship took flight on this day 160 years ago. French designer Henri Giffard ascended the Hippodrome in Paris and landed in Trappes 17 miles away. This is how I wish I traveled to work this morning.

It’s Monday, September 24

The City of Paducah offers a Fall Break Camp for kids in kindergarten through 5th grade.  The camp is at Noble Park, October 1st through the 5th from 8:30 to 4:30.  Activities include sports, arts and crafts, games, and field trips.  The cost is $75 per child.  Register by calling 444-8508 or by visiting paducahky.gov.

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8:37 am
Fri September 21, 2012

September 21 - Looney Tunes Animator & Director Turns 100

Happy 100 Chuck Jones (1912-2002), animator and director of Looney Tunes, Merrie Melodies, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas! If you've seen anything starring Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Road Runner, Sylvester, and Pepé Le Pew, you've seen his work. And if not... well then, we can't be friends.

It’s Friday, September 21

Murray celebrates its “Playful City USA” designation tomorrow with a Celebration of Play Day from 10 to 2 at Central Park.  Children of all ages can enjoy supervised and independent play, ranging from geocaching to Lego builds to disc golf.  Admission is free.

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10:17 am
Thu September 20, 2012

Datebook: September 20 - George R.R. Martin Turns 64

Happy 64th birthday to George R.R. Martin, best known for his epic fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire, aka Game of Thrones. Last year, TIME Magazine listed Martin as one of the most influential people in the world. On reading, he's said, “A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.”

It’s Thursday, September 20

Market House Theatre offers two final performances of “9 to 5: The Musical,” tomorrow and Saturday evenings at 7:30. Set in 1979, the comedy stars an unlikely trio of women trying to break through the glass ceiling in the white-collar professional world.  Make reservations by calling the box office at 444-6828.

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10:20 am
Wed September 19, 2012

Datebook: September 19 - International Talk Like A Pirate Day

Avast, ye buccaneers! It be International Talk Like A Pirate Day! Send us some booty for the autumn fundraiser! Yarr.

It’s Wednesday, September 19

The Need Line Charity Golf Tournament is Friday at the Murray Golf Course.  The entry fee for the four-person scramble is $200 per team.  Lunch begins at noon, with a shotgun start at 1.  For more information, call 753-6333.

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10:56 am
Tue September 18, 2012

Datebook: September 18 - Earth & Moon Photographed Together 35 Years Ago

NASA

In the history of mankind, we've looked up at the Moon from Earth, but on this day in 1977, Voyager 1 took a picture of both Earth and Moon together for the first time. This was the view from 7.25 million miles away. And if you look closely, you can see my house.

It’s Tuesday, September 18

The Murray Choral Society holds auditions for all singers, ages 15 and up, during the month of September.  Beginning October 1st, the group rehearses Monday nights from 6 to 7:30 to prepare a holiday concert.  To schedule an audition, call Dr. Amy Aucoin at (270) 809-6459.

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10:05 am
Mon September 17, 2012

Datebook: September 17 - Constitution & Antietam

The US Constitution was signed on this day in 1787, which also happens to be the bloodiest-single day battle in American history, 75 years later, in the Battle of Antietam (1862) - the first major battle in the Civil War on Union soil. United we stand, divided we fall.

It’s Monday, September 17

A traditional Japanese dance troupe called Iwami Kagura performs tomorrow night at 7 in Wrather Auditorium on the campus of Murray State University.  The dynamic Kagura dance form is known for its up-tempo drum rhythms and spectacular costumes.  The performance is free and open to the public. 

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10:05 am
Fri September 14, 2012

Datebook: September 14 - Blue Jays Set Home Run Record 25 Years Ago

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On this day in 1987, the Toronto Blue Jays set an MLB record hitting 10 home runs in a single game, defeating the Baltimore Orioles 18-3, and ending Cal Ripken Jr.'s streak of 8,243 consecutive innings played.

It’s Friday, September 14

The Lyon County Between the Rivers Homecoming celebrates former Land Between the Lakes residents tomorrow at the Star Camp Picnic Area, just off the Woodlands Trace in the northern portion of LBL. All former residents, relatives, and friends are invited to visit and reminisce.  For more information, call 388-0358.

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