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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10:40 am
Thu May 10, 2012

Datebook: May 10 - Victoria Woodhull Becomes First Woman To Run for U.S. President 140 Years Ago

Victoria Woodhull was an American leader of the women's suffrage movement, an an advocate for women's freedoms in marriage and divorce. She and her sister were the first women to operate a brokerage firm in Wall Street; she was the first woman to start a weekly newspaper; and in 1872, became the first woman nominated for President of the United States, in the Equal Rights Party. She was arrested for obscenity a few days before the election, for publishing an account of an alleged affair involving a prominent minister and a young woman. She received no electoral votes.

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11:06 am
Wed May 9, 2012

Datebook: May 9 - Mr. Punch Turns 350

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The squawking, red-nose prince of slapstick named Mr. Punch made his first recorded debut on May 9, 1662 in the diary of English naval administrator Samuel Pepys. After a party at London's Covent Garden, he recorded that he enjoyed "an Italian puppet play that is within the rayles there, which is very pretty, the best that ever I saw." At the time, Mr. Punch was a stringed marionette called Pulcinella, but has since evolved into the stick-wielding puppet we know today. Puppeteers call him the lord of misrule, classic gallows humor, and in-tune with the social climate.

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12:03 pm
Tue May 8, 2012

Datebook: May 8 - Paramount Pictures Founded 100 Years Ago

Paramount Pictures, located at 5555 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, was founded 100 years ago today as Famous Players Studios. Currently owned by Viacom, it is the third oldest film studio in the world and the last major film studio headquartered in Hollywood. The studio was founded by Hungarian-born Adolph Zukor, who saw that movies appealed to working-class immigrants. He sought to offer feature-length films that would appeal to the middle class.

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10:18 am
Mon May 7, 2012

Datebook: May 7 - Battle of the Coral Sea 70 Years Ago

The Battle of the Coral Sea was a major naval battle in the Pacific Theater of World War II between the Imperial Japanese Navy and Allied naval and air forces from the United States and Australia. It was noteworthy for being the first action in which aircraft carriers engaged each other, as well as the first in which neither side's ships sighted or fired directly upon the other. Attempting to strengthen defensive positioning in the South Pacific, Japanese forces decided to invade Port Moresby in New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.

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8:54 am
Fri May 4, 2012

Datebook: May 4 - Alice Liddell Turns 160

Alice Liddell was born on May 4, 1852 (and died November 16, 1934). She's best known for inspiring the children's classic Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. Soon after her father became the Dean of Christ Church in Oxford, she met Charles Ludwidge Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) photographing a cathedral. Carroll became family friends and entertained her with fanciful stories and riddles. As a young woman, she toured Europe with her sisters and became romantically involved with Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany. She married Reginald Hargreaves, a cricketer, and had three sons.

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1:44 pm
Thu May 3, 2012

Datebook: May 3 - Kentucky Derby First Nationally Televised 60 Years Ago

We're all busy planning our Cinco De Mayo / Kentucky Derby parties this weekend, and you'll probably be watching the Derby on television... Today marks the 60th anniversary of the first nationally televised Kentucky Derby, which was broadcast on WHAS, the then-CBS affiliate out of Louisville. That year, Hill Gail took the prize at 2:01.60. He was raced by the renowned Calumet Farm of Lexington. An injury kept him from racing Preakness and Belmont Stakes. This year, the show will be broadcast on NBC at 6:23 p.m. EST.

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11:22 am
Wed May 2, 2012

Datebook: May 2 - The Jack Benny Program Debuts 80 Years Ago

The Jack Benny Program, starring Jack Benny, is a radio-TV comedy series that ran for more than three decades and is generally regarded as a high-water mark in 20th-century American comedy. Benny first appeared as a guest of Ed Sullivan in 1932, and was given his own show later in the year with Canada Dry Ginger Ale as the sponsor on the NBC Network, continuing for six monts until moving to CBS. The program utilized a show-within-a-show fomat, where the main characters played versions of themselves.

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11:08 am
Tue May 1, 2012

Datebook: May 1 - Calamity Jane Turns 160

Martha Jane Cannary Burke was born on May 1, 1852 (and died August 1, 1903). She was an American frontierswoman and professional scout better known as "Calamity Jane." She was an acquaintance of Wild Bill Hickok and famous for having fought Native Americans. She's said to have also exhibited kindness and compassion, especially to the sick and needy. A popular belief is that she acquired her nickname as a result of her warnings to men that to offend her was to "court calamity."

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10:00 am
Mon April 30, 2012

Datebook: April 30 - Louisiana Becomes 18th State 200 Years Ago

Even though Louisiana is a popular target for natural disasters, it's not hard to see why people have been drawn to the beautiful, rugged wetlands of the Bayou State for thousands of years. First, the Native Americans, then French and West African slaves formed the Creole culture, then the Cajun culture was brought by Spanish immigrants.

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10:00 am
Fri April 27, 2012

Datebook: April 27 - Ulysses S. Grant Turns 190

Ulysses S. Grant was the 18th President of the United States, following his dominant role in the Civil War. Under Grant, the Union Army effectively ended the Civil War with the surrender of Robert E. Lee's army at Appomattox. As General, he led the Army through Kentucky and most of Tennessee, earning a fierce reputation for combat at the Battle of Shiloh and later the Battle of Chattanooga.

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