Datebook: May 1 - "Mission Accomplished" 10 Years Ago

Jan 20, 2015

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On this day in 2003, President George W. Bush made an historic jet landing on the USS Abraham Lincoln and gave a televised address announcing the end of major combat operations in Iraq. The banner drew criticism for being premature, which the administration later acknowledged, as warfare and casualties had increased after the speech.

It’s Wednesday, May 1

Friday at noon as part of the Music at Midday series, organist Anna DeFoe gives a brief recital at Grace Episcopal Church in Hopkinsville. She performs compositions by Pachelbel, Jean Langlais, and Camille Saint-Saens on the historic Estey pipe organ. 

Today’s the last day to enter work in the Paducah Photo 2013 exhibition at the Yeiser Art Center. Cash prizes are awarded to the top five winners of the international exhibition and to the top six winners of the regional showcase. For more information, visit or call (270) 442-2453.

The Nature Station at Land Between the Lakes offers the "Kentucky Turtle Derby" on Saturday. Learn about some LBL turtles, pick your favorite turtle contestant, and see who crawls over the finish line first. The program is free with admission to the Nature Station. Find details at

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