Datebook: October 17 - Evel Knievel turns 74

Oct 17, 2012

America's legendary daredevil would be 74 today. Evel Knievel (1938-2007) earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for "most bones broken in a lifetime" (35). On motorcycles he jumped over cars, buses, trucks, rattlesnakes, sharks, fountains, and canyons, into America's TV sets. He said, "I did everything by the seat of my pants. That's why I got hurt so much."

It’s Wednesday, October 17

Market House Theatre presents the last Lantern-Lit Ghost Tour of the season on Friday.  Hear chilling legends of Paducah’s past during the lantern-lit walking tour, from dreadful doings at Devil’s Half Acre to riverside witch burnings.  Groups leave at 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30.  Make reservations by calling 444-6828.

The Graves County High School Horticulture Department hosts its annual mum sale.  Prices are $7 or $10 per plant for all colors.  To purchase mums, go to the department entrance at the back corner of the school, facing Graves County Middle School.  Hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30 to 4.

The Murray Art Guild hosts an Empty Bowls Soup Supper Friday evening from 5 to 7.  For a minimum $15 donation, guests receive a simple soup dinner in a handcrafted bowl.  Proceeds go to Murray Need Line to help fight hunger in our community. 

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