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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10:42 am
Fri July 13, 2012

Datebook: July 13 - Harrison Ford Turns 70

Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Blade Runner, Patriot Games, The Fugitive, What Lies Beneath... There's a reason Harrison Ford was ranked the number 1 "top movie star of all time" by Empire. He's also the third highest grossing US box-office star ($3.5 billion). Happy 70th birthday Harrison! We'll see you in Enders Game next year!

It’s Friday, July 13

Kids can get an up-close look at bugs, snakes, turtles, and fish tomorrow during “Cool and Crawly Critters Day” at the Nature Station in Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.  The event lasts from 10 to 4 and features live animal shows, turtle races, and an amazing animals puppet show.  See details at lbl.org.

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11:56 am
Thu July 12, 2012

Datebook: July 12 - The Rolling Stones Perform 1st Concert 50 Years Ago

The Rolling Stones in 1965
Kevin Delaney, Wikimedia Commons

They're one of the most successful and critically acclaimed acts in the history of music. The Rolling Stones are ranked Number 4 in Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, with over 200 million albums sold. On this day in 1962, at the Marquee Club in London, a group of teenagers (Jagger, Richards, Jones, Stewart, Taylor) took the stage and changed music.

It’s Thursday, July 12

Maiden Alley Cinema in Paducah offers a spoken word poetry experience called “Dimmed Lanterns Looking for Light.”  The event begins tonight at 7.  Featured poets include Samuel Hawkins, Griggori Tyler Taylor, and Chris Williams.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children. For more information, call (270) 442-7723.

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11:37 am
Wed July 11, 2012

Datebook: July 11 - Fischer Defeats Spassky 40 Years Ago

On this day in 1972, chess prodigy Bobby Fischer captured the World Championship from Boris Spassky in a match widely considered a Cold War confrontation. It was the "Match of the Century," and ended the 24-year reign of Soviet domination in chess.

It’s Wednesday, July 11

This weekend, the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts presents Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.  The Biblical saga of Joseph comes to life in a musical featuring styles ranging from country-western to rock ‘n’ roll.  The show starts at 7 on Friday and Saturday and at 2 on Sunday.  Tickets are $15.  Reserve a seat by calling the box office at (270) 821-ARTS.

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10:50 am
Tue July 10, 2012

Datebook: July 10 - Telstar Launches Into Orbit 50 Years Ago

The Telstar relayed international television, telephone, and fax upon launching into space 50 years ago. In its first video feed, JFK talked to a European audience about the price of the American dollar. Telstar also looks a bit like R2-D2.

It’s Tuesday, July 10

There’s an Art for Veterans reception tonight from 6 to 8 at the Guild Art Gallery in Hopkinsville.  The reception will feature new original paintings and photographs, along with jewelry, woodworking, and pottery from the Hopkinsville Art Guild members.  Donations will be accepted for the Veterans Shelter and the Pennyroyal Mental Health Center.  See hopkinsvilleartguild.org for more.

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11:39 am
Mon July 9, 2012

Datebook: July 9 - Warhol's Soup Cans Debut 50 Years Ago

Andy Warhol's Campbell's Soup Cans, a work of 32 canvases each measuring 20''x16'' and depicting a painting of a flavor of canned soup debuted on this day in the Ferus Gallery of Los Angeles. The individual paintings were made by a printmaking method - a semi-mechanized screen printing process, with a deliberately mundane aesthetic designed to generate controversy over the definition of art. 

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10:58 am
Fri July 6, 2012

Datebook: July 6 - Bayonet Constitution Signed 125 Years Ago

King David Kalakaua faced a tough predicament on this day in 1887, when he was "persuaded" sign over Hawaii to the United States by threat of force. 

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10:38 am
Thu July 5, 2012

Datebook: July 5 - Spam Turns 75

"Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, lovely Spam! Wonderful Spam!" ...Some of the best lyrics ever written (Monty Python). Spam is a canned precooked meat product by Hormel Foods, introduced on this day in 1937. 

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11:50 am
Wed July 4, 2012

Datebook: July 4 - Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Fourth of July! Today we celebrate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from Great Britain. 

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10:41 am
Tue July 3, 2012

Datebook: July 3 - SS United States Sets Sail 60 Years Ago

She was the largest ocean liner constructed in the US and the fastest liner to cross the Atlantic in either direction. Even still, the SS United States retains the Blue Riband, given to the passenger liner crossing the Atlantic with the highest record speed. 

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10:00 am
Mon July 2, 2012

Datebook: July 2 - First Walmart Opens 50 Years Ago

Sam Walton's original Five and Dime
Bobak, Wikimedia Commons

Sam Walton began his career at a J.C. Penney store in Iowa. In 1945, he met the owners of a chain of stores called Ben Franklin, and offered him one in Newport Arkansas. While Walton was successful in running the store, he felt he could be more profitable in Bentonville. So, there, he opened a store called "Walton's Five and Dime." It did so well that on this day 50 years ago, he opened a store in Rogers called "Walmart Discount City." And thus, Walmart was born.

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