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10:24 am
Tue March 19, 2013

Datebook: March 19 - Bob Dylan Releases First Album

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On this day in 1962, a 20 year-old Bob Dylan released his first album, simply titled Bob Dylan. The album featured folk standards like "Man of Constant Sorrow" and "House of the Risin' Sun" along with two originals, "Talkin' New York" and "Song to Woody." The album received little notice, but was good practice for his breakthrough, The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan.

It’s Tuesday, March 19

“Herb Appeal” is Friday at 11:30 at the McCracken County Cooperative Extension Office.  The luncheon offers a four-course meal prepared with different herbs and the opportunity to learn more about growing, preparing, storing, and cooking with herbs.  Purchase $20 tickets from any PAMGA member or at the Extension Office.

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10:21 am
Mon March 18, 2013

Datebook: March 18 - Rudolf Diesel Turns 155

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German inventor and mechanical engineer Rudolf Diesel was born on this day in 1858. He developed the Diesel engine, which became an  important replacement for the piston engine, and more fuel efficient than gasoline engines. Although, he may not have known the significance of his own design. In 1913, Diesel suffered a mysterious death on the passenger steam ship SS Dresden.

It’s Monday, March 18

There’s an informational meeting tonight about the Paducah Parks Services Department softball leagues.  The meeting is tonight at 6:30 at the Parks Office, and the deadline to register teams is March 29.  For more information, visit paducahky.gov.

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9:30 am
Fri March 15, 2013

Datebook: March 15 - Ides of March

The Death of Caesar (1798) by Vincenzo Camuccini
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As many as 60 conspirators, led by Brutus and Cassius were involved in the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 BC. According to Plutarch, a seer had warned Caesar that harm would come to him in the Ides. On this morning, he joked with the seer that the Ides have come but the prophecy had not been fulfilled, to which the seer replied, "Aye, Caesar, but not gone."

It’s Friday, March 15

Paducah Parks Services offers its annual Leprechaun Hunt tomorrow afternoon at Noble Park.  Registration starts at 12:30, and the hunt begins at 1.  Teams of family members or friends compete against other teams to complete a scavenger hunt through the park.  The event is free and prizes are awarded.

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9:30 am
Thu March 14, 2013

Datebook: March 14 - Happy Pi Day!

Today is Pi Day! And there's nothing funnier than a pie in the face! When you contribute to WKMS today before Sounds Good, you can get in on the fun! Make your gift (or additional gift) at 800-599-4737  and place your vote for the WKMS staff member who'll get a pie in the face near the end of Sounds Good today! :)

It’s Thursday, March 14

The Murray State University Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Band present a concert tonight at 7:30 at Lovett Auditorium.  The free concert features works by Rossini, Holst, deHaan, Grainger, and deMeij.

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10:20 am
Wed March 13, 2013

Datebook: March 13 - Longest Undersea Tunnel Opens 25 Years Ago

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On this day in 1988, the Seikan Tunnel opened allowing rail travel from from Honshu to Hokkaido in Japan, becoming both the longest and deepest rail tunnel in the world, and the longest undersea tunnel in the world. Swizterland aims to beat the record with the Gotthard Base Tunnel beneath the Swiss Alps in 2017.

It’s Wednesday, March 13

The Paducah Symphony Orchestra hosts its Beat Beethoven 5K Run/Walk Saturday morning at Noble Park.  Race participants start to the opening notes of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony and try to finish the 5K before the music ends.  Race-day registration starts at 7:30, and the race begins at 9.  See more at paducahsymphony.org.

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10:17 am
Tue March 12, 2013

Datebook: March 12 - FDR Delivers First Fireside Chat 80 Years Ago

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If you gathered the family around the radio on this day in 1933, chances are good you heard President Roosevelt's first "fireside chat." The 'chats' were FDR's effort to communicate directly to citizens. With a cheery voice and demeanor, these made him quite popular and made it imperative that a president be both charismatic and stoic.

It’s Tuesday, March 12

The Mayfield-Graves County Food Pantry seeks donations of food or money. During March and April, donations are applied to the Feinstein Challenge, a matching program providing one million dollars nationwide to food pantries.  Drop off donations at 424 S. 9th Street in Mayfield Monday through Thursday from 9:30 to noon.  Call (270) 247-6333 for more information.

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10:12 am
Mon March 11, 2013

Datebook: March 11 - Janet Reno Confirmed Attorney General 20 Years Ago

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On this day in 1993, Janet Reno became the first woman to serve as Attorney General and would eventually become the second longest serving Attorney General after William Wirt (in 1829). In 2009, the American Judicature Society awarded her their highest honor for "her commitment to improving our systems of justice."

It’s Monday, March 11

The McCracken County Public Library hosts “Gross to Great! Picking Produce for Your Family’s Health and Wallet.”  The free class is tonight at 6.  Registered dietitian Laura Duff teaches participants how to tackle unfamiliar tastes, boost their families’ health, and lower grocery bills.  For more information, call 270-442-1166.

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8:18 am
Fri March 8, 2013

Datebook: March 8 - Philips Demonstrates The Compact Disc

Philips and Sony were in dead heat debuting the compact disc, but Philips edged out the competition by a week and made the first public demonstration on this day in 1979. The demo showed that it was possible to use optical recording and playback to reproduce audio in stereo quality.

It’s Friday, March 8

Neighborhood Watch Training is offered tomorrow evening at 5 at Kelly Baptist Church in Hopkinsville.  Everyone in Christian County is invited to attend.  Neighborhood Watch is a network of neighbors trained in home and self protection, suspect identification, and how to serve effectively as eyes and ears for law enforcement agencies.  For more information, call 885-1530.

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1:00 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Datebook: March 7 - Bell Granted Patent for Telephone

Alexander Graham Bell raced to the patent office in 1876, beating out Elisha Gray for a patent, which he was granted on this day that covered "the method of, an apparatus for, transmitting vocal or other sounds telegraphically..." What better reason to make your pledge today to WKMS  by calling 800-599-4737! We appreciate your support!

It’s Thursday, March 7

There’s an opening reception tonight for the Paducah School of Art National Photography Invitational. The exhibit features works by leading artists employing a contemporary approach to the art of photography.  The reception is at the WKCTC Clemens Fine Arts Center Gallery from 5 until 7.

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1:20 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Datebook: March 6 - Ed McMahon Turns 90

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We lost Ed McMahon in 2009, but his legacy is best remembered as Johnny Carson's sidekick and announcer on The Tonight Show and as the host of Star Search. Conan O'Brien said Carson and McMahon created "the most iconic two-shot in broadcasting history. There will never be anything like that again."

It’s Wednesday, March 6

The Paducah Renaissance Alliance is now accepting applications from farmers who are interested in being vendors for the 2013 Downtown Farmers Market.  The market kicks off on April 25 and is open Tuesdays and Saturdays from 9 to 3 and on Thursdays from 2 to 6.  Apply at paducahalliance.org; click on events.

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