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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10:20 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

totalprosports.com

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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10:11 am
Thu September 13, 2012

Datebook: September 13 - International Chocolate Day

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Indulge in International Chocolate Day today, in honor of Milton Hershey's birthday. The US consumes over 3 billion pounds of chocolate each year. I may be responsible for like a third of that.

It’s Thursday, September 13

Land Between the Lakes celebrates the Elk and Bison Prairie on Saturday from 10 to 4 at the Golden Pond Visitor Center.  Watch a historical hunting presentation, learn about the benefits of native prairie plants, and take van tours of the prairie.  See details at lbl.org.

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9:58 am
Wed September 12, 2012

Datebook: September 12 - Flatwoods Monster Sighted 60 Years Ago

Wikimedia Commons

An alleged alien or cryptid was reported sighted on this day in 1952 in Flatwoods, West Virginia. Some said it was a large, pulsating ball of light - others say it was ten-feet tall with a red, glowing face and green body, with stubby arms and long fingers, wearing a dark pleated skirt. Some suggest it was just a barn owl... A freaky alien barn owl.

It’s Wednesday, September 12

The Humane Society of Calloway County holds a yard sale from 7 to 2 Saturday at the Little Shop of Collars on the court square.  Drop off yard sale donations this week from 10 to 5:30 at the Little Shop of Collars.  No clothing or televisions, but all other items are welcome. 

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10:24 am
Tue September 11, 2012

Datebook: September 11 - 11 Years Ago

UpstateNYer, Wikimedia Commons

Never forget.

It’s Tuesday, September 11

Donations are being accepted for the 7th annual Community-Wide Yard Sale to benefit the Mayfield-Graves County Needline and Food Pantry.  The sale is Saturday, and donations will be accepted through Friday.  Drop off items at First Christian Church in Mayfield between 9:30 and 3:30.  Volunteers are also needed; call 247-2204.

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11:00 am
Mon September 10, 2012

Datebook: September 10 - Large Hardon Collider Turns 4

The world's largest and highest-energy particle accelerator turns the energetic age of 4 today. The goal of the collider is to test theories of particle physics and the Higgs Boson particle, which may have been found last July. It will soon upgrade to the Super Large Hadron Collider, similar to Super Shredder from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

It’s Monday, September 10

Murray State University offers “Conversation and Dessert” with Gautam Raghaven tonight at 7:30 in the Curris Center Ballroom.  Raghavan is the associate director of public engagement and LGBT liaison at The White House.  The event is free and open to the public.

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10:29 am
Fri September 7, 2012

Datebook: September 7 - Farnsworth Develops Electronic TV 85 Years Ago

Library of Congress, Wikimedia Commons

On this day in 1927, Philo Farnsworth transmitted a simple straight line in his San Francisco laboratory. The next image, shown to backers, was a dollar sign. This is because he had achieved the first fully electronic television system. The third image shown was an episode of Jersey Shore.

It’s Friday, September 7

Dr. Arthur Allen performs free oral cancer screenings tomorrow morning at Murray-Calloway County Hospital.  Risk for oral cancer increases with tobacco use, excessive alcohol consumption, overexposure to the sun, or a family history of cancer.  The screening helps catch cancer in its early stages.  Pre-registration is required by calling (270) 762-1832.

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12:00 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

Datebook: September 6 - Diana's Funeral 15 Years Ago

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The public funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales took place on this day in 1997. Bells rang from Kensington Palace, Union Flags were lowered to half mast. The ceremony was held at Westminster Abbey and finished at her resting place in Althorp. Two billion people watched worldwide, making it one of the most watched events in history.

It’s Thursday, September 6

The 25th annual Trail of Tears Pow-Wow opens tomorrow night at 6 with a free outdoor concert at the Trail of Tears Park in Hopkinsville.  Hear music from Hopkinsville’s own Southern Dirt Band, followed by the nationally-known Native American group Indigenous.  Events continue on Saturday and Sunday, beginning at 10 both mornings.

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