Datebook: January 24 - DHS Begins Operations 10 Years Ago

Jan 24, 2013

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The Department of Homeland Security was created as a response to 9/11 with the primary responsibility of protecting the US in domestic matters. While established in Nov. 2002,  it officially began operating on this day in 2003, with Tom Ridge named Secretary.

It’s Thursday, January 24

Photographs from the Civil War are now on display at Western Kentucky University as part of an exhibit titled “Witness: Photographs of a Nation Divided.”  The exhibit runs through March 29 in WKU’s Mass Media and Technology Hall atrium and gallery.

A Relay for Life Pancake Breakfast is set for Saturday morning from 7 to 9 at First Baptist Church in Hopkinsville.  Tickets are available at the Kentucky New Era office and the Christian County Chamber of Commerce.  Every $5 ticket donation benefits the Hopkinsville Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society.

The Murray State University Emerging Scholars Institute presents a Martin Luther King, Jr. Fashion Fair Saturday evening from 6 to 8 in the Curris Center Ballroom.  Models present clothing from Angels Attic Thrift Store, all of which is available for purchase.  The event also features performances by the Murray State Dance Company and the Murray Idol winners. Admission is $2, and all proceeds support the Angels Community Clinic.

See community event details at  Thanks for listening.