Datebook: January 10 - Paine Publishes Common Sense 237 Years Ago

Jan 10, 2013

Common Sense was published anonymously by Thomas Paine on this date in 1776. An immediate success, it presented the colonists with an argument for freedom from British rule at a time when seeking independence was still undecided. Paine donated his royalties to Washington's Continental Army.

It’s Thursday, January 10

Starfish Orphan Ministry holds a public meeting Sunday afternoon at 2 in their offices on the second floor of 1000 Broadway in Paducah.  Learn how to make a difference in the lives of orphaned children through mission trips and local volunteer opportunities.  See details at

The McCracken County Public Library invites homebound book lovers to sign up for free book delivery.  Those who are physically unable to come to the library can submit an application to receive materials by mail. For more information, visit or call (270) 443-2510, extension 118.

Land Between the Lakes hosts Bald Eagle Viewing Excursions this Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4:30.  The van tours depart from the Golden Pond Visitor Center.  Moderate walking is required; be sure to dress for the weather.  Make a reservation by calling 270-924-2020.

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