Datebook: May 16 - Studs Terkel turns 100

May 16, 2012

Louis "Studs" Terkel may be best remembered for his oral histories of common Americans, his radio program, and for his 1985 book The Good War, for which he won the Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction. 

The Studs Terkel Program aired on WFMT in Chicago between 1952 and 1997. He interviewed guests ranging from Bob Dylan, Leonard Bernstein, Jean Shepherd, and Alexander Frey. Gary Johnson, President of the Chicago History Museum, said Terkel, "believed that everyone had the right to be heard and had something important to say. He was there to listen, to chronicle, and to make sure their stories are remembered."

It’s Wednesday, May 16

The Seventh Annual Eagle Gridiron Golf Tournament will be held on Friday at the Mayfield-Graves County Golf and Country Club.  The cost is $150 for a team of four.  Play starts at 3PM.  Food and soft drinks will be provided, and significant prizes will be awarded.  To register, call (270) 705-7676.

Registration is now underway for Progressive Agriculture Safety Day, set for June 14 at the UK Research Center in Princeton.  Caldwell and Lyon County kids grades K through 5 will learn about ATV safety, firearm safety, tractor safety, and more.  The cost is $7. Registration forms are available at the Caldwell County Conservation District.

There’s a Spring Symphony Night Hike at LBL this Saturday.  The two-hour hike begins at 6:30 at the Nature Station.  The cost is $3 for adults or $2 for children.  Reservations are required by calling (270) 924-2020.

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