Datebook: April 8 - 17th Amendment Passes 100 Years Ago

Apr 8, 2013

Monopolies could no longer secretly control the US Senate by corrupting state legislatures.
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The 17th Amendment passed on this day 100 years ago, establishing direct election of US Senators by popular vote. It also allows for governors to make temporary appointments to fill vacancies until a special election can be held. This supersedes clauses in the Constitution, under which senators were elected by state legislatures.

It’s Monday, April 8

The West Kentucky Chapter of the Nashville Songwriters Association International holds a meeting tonight at 6 in room 546 of the Price Doyle Fine Arts Building on the Murray State campus.  The group provides guidance and education on the craft and business of songwriting. Tonight’s guest speaker is Stan Webb.  For more information, call (270) 293-7252.

The Fibromyalgia Support Group meets tonight at 6:30 in the Murray-Calloway County Hospital Center for Health and Wellness.  Licensed Massage Therapist Molly Rogers leads the meeting.  For more information, call (270) 762-1348.

Maiden Alley Cinema presents “Sarah’s Key” tomorrow night at 6:30 as part of the Faith in Film series.  In modern-day Paris, a journalist finds herself drawn into the story of a young Jewish girl whose family was torn apart during World War II.  Admission is $5.  For more information, visit

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