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.


10:29 am
Fri September 7, 2012

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

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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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10:12 am
Wed September 5, 2012

Datebook: September 5 - Animator Frank Thomas Turns 100

Pinocchio singing, Bambi and Thumper on ice, Lady and the Tramp eating spaghetti, "I Wanna Be Like You" from The Jungle Book, the dwarfs surrounding "dead" Snow White, penguins dancing with Mary Poppins and so, so many more memorable moments in Disney classics... animated by Frank Thomas (1912-2004) who turns 100 today.

It’s Wednesday, September 5

Murray Family Church hosts a “Refuse to Be a Victim” crime prevention seminar tomorrow evening at 6.  The three to four hour seminar promotes awareness and prevention of criminal confrontations, including tips on home, automobile, phone, technology, and travel safety.  The cost is $25 per person; pre-register by calling (270) 293-1223.

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10:03 am
Tue September 4, 2012

Datebook: September 4 - Little Rock Nine Blocked 55 Years Ago

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On September 4, 1957, Governor Orval Faubus deployed the Arkansas National Guard to support segregationists blocking nine African American students from entering Little Rock Central High School. Three weeks later, President Eisenhower sent our region's own 101st Airborne Division to protect the students and then federalized the Arkansas National Guard.

It’s Tuesday, September 4

The Murray Choral Society holds voice placement 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.  For more information or to schedule an audition, call Dr. Amy Aucoin at (270) 809-6459.

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10:19 am
Mon September 3, 2012

Datebook: September 3 - Happy Labor Day

Labor Day parade in NYC in 1882
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Nothing better than a Monday off of work. Wait... what am I doing here?! Labor Day celebrates the economic and social contributions of workers. Under President Cleveland, Congress unanimously voted to approve the holiday after the deaths of workers at the hands of the military during the Pullman Strike. 

It’s Labor Day, September 3

The City of Mayfield holds an organizational meeting for the second phase of the Let’s Paint the Town project. The project raises funds for paint and other supplies, then uses volunteer labor to improve the look of the downtown area. Volunteers and other interested individuals are invited to come to City Hall tomorrow evening at 5 to learn more.

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1:39 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

Datebook: August 31 - Caligula Turns 2000

This Roman emperor is really, really old today, but he was only 24 when he succeeded his great-uncle (and 28 when he was assassinated). He is largely remembered as a cruel, extravagant, and perverse tyrant who sought unconstrained power. However, he initiated the construction of two new aqueducts and annexed Mauretania. But that stuff's not as interesting.

It’s Friday, August 31

The Humane Society of Calloway County holds Dog and Puppy Obedience Classes beginning September 5th.  Classes meet Wednesdays at 6PM, with an eight-week series for dogs and a seven-week series for puppies.  The cost is $50 for Humane Society members, or $70 for non-members.  To register, call (270) 759-1884.

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11:04 am
Thu August 30, 2012

Datebook: August 30 - Thurgood Marshall Becomes Supreme Court Justice 45 Years Ago

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Thurgood Marshall made history on this day in 1967, as the first African American Justice of the United States Supreme Court. He gained fame for the victory of Brown v. Board of Education, and argued more cases before the US Supreme Court than anyone else in history. "What is the quality of your intent?" - Thurgood Marshall

It’s Thursday, August 30

Fern Fest celebrates music in Marshall County on Saturday from 4 to 9 at Calvert City’s Memorial Park.  The free event features music from the Marshall County High School Marching Band, the Paducah Jazz Orchestra, and others.

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2:54 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Datebook: August 29 - The Beatles Play Candlestick Park 46 Years Ago

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On August 29, 1966, Beatles fans packed Candlestick Park in San Francisco for what would be their last live concert. Afterward, they embraced an experimental approach to their music, recording first Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. The final performance concluded four years of touring over 1,400 concerts. I guess all they needed... was love.

It’s Wednesday, August 29

Land Between the Lakes hosts a Full Moon Canoe Trip on Friday from 7 to 9:30 PM, weather permitting.  The cost is $25 per canoe; reservations and full deposits are required.  Call (270) 924-2020 to reserve your space and learn the meeting location. 

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9:24 am
Tue August 28, 2012

Datebook: August 28 - Tolstoy's Birthday

Leo Tolstoy turns 184 today! He was a Russian writer most famous for War and Peace and Anna Karenina - considered two of the greatest novels of all time. His writing is complicated and paradoxical, inciting moral and social reform in a time of spiritual awakening in Russia. Speed-reader Howard Berg can read War and Peace in 15 minutes. I can read it in 14.

It’s Tuesday, August 28

Saturday is the deadline to register for the Retreat and Refresh Stroke Camp, open to stroke survivors, caregivers, and family members.  The camp offers educational sessions, and activities tailored to the challenges stroke survivors face. The camp runs September 21 through the 23 at Lake Barkley State Resort Park.  Find more information at strokecamp.org.

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1:09 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Datebook: August 27 - Mariner 2 Goes to Venus 50 Years Ago

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Though our curiosity has recently turned to Mars, NASA launched a probe to Venus on this day in 1962. Mariner 2 was the first space probe to conduct a successful planetary encounter. Though no cameras were on board (too cloudy), it collected important details on Venus' atmosphere. Mariner 2 now floats in space, defunct, pondering the meaning of its brief existence.

It’s Monday, August 27

Paducah’s Market House Theatre holds auditions for the Roald Dahl musical Willy Wonka Jr.  Actors between the ages of 8 and 18 may audition tonight and tomorrow night beginning at 5 in the Studio Theatre classroom, located at 120 Market House Square.  For more information, call (270) 444-6828.

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