Datebook: October 26 - Patriot Act Signed 11 Years Ago

Oct 26, 2012

The controversial Patriot Act was signed into law by President George W. Bush on this day in 2001. A response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, the act reduced restrictions in the gathering of intelligence, expanded Sec. of Treasury's authority over transactions, and broadened discretion over deportation. In 2011, President Barack Obama used an auto-pen to extend some key provisions.

It’s Friday, October 26

Make A Difference Day is tomorrow from 9 to 1 at the Murray State University Roy Stewart Stadium parking lot.  Recyclables to be collected include paper, cardboard, eyeglasses, aluminum cans, cell phones, ink jet cartridges, plastics, tin cans, glass, used motor oil, batteries, and books.  For more information, call 759-9592.

The City of Madisonville hosts the fifth annual Kidapalooza tomorrow from 10 to 2 around the courthouse square.  The free event features arts & crafts, games, a kids’ obstacle course, and other outdoor activities. 

The Murray Highland Festival and Games begins tomorrow morning at 10 at Murray’s Central Park.  The event includes bagpipers, Scottish Highland games, weaving demonstrations, Highland Dance performances, a sheep-herding demonstration, and music from the Scottish rock band Highland Reign.  Admission is $5.  See more at

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