9:51 am
Tue September 25, 2012

Datebook: September 25 - Christopher Reeve Turns 60

He was best known as Superman, and a Hollywood 'hearthrob' until tragically being thrown from a horse in 1995. Christopher Reeve (1952-2004) spent his final years lobbying for spinal cord injury and stem cell research. In a way, he never stopped being Superman.

It’s Tuesday, September 25

Participants in the Eagles Photography Show are honored tonight at a reception in the Graves County Schools’ Performing Arts Center Gallery.  The community is invited to view the photographs.  The reception begins at 6.  The Performing Arts Center is next to Graves County High School.

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9:00 am
Mon September 24, 2012

Datebook: September 24 - First Steam-Powered Airship Takes Flight 160 Years Ago

Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library

It's a steampunk fan's dream flight... the first steam-powered airship took flight on this day 160 years ago. French designer Henri Giffard ascended the Hippodrome in Paris and landed in Trappes 17 miles away. This is how I wish I traveled to work this morning.

It’s Monday, September 24

The City of Paducah offers a Fall Break Camp for kids in kindergarten through 5th grade.  The camp is at Noble Park, October 1st through the 5th from 8:30 to 4:30.  Activities include sports, arts and crafts, games, and field trips.  The cost is $75 per child.  Register by calling 444-8508 or by visiting

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8:37 am
Fri September 21, 2012

September 21 - Looney Tunes Animator & Director Turns 100

Happy 100 Chuck Jones (1912-2002), animator and director of Looney Tunes, Merrie Melodies, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas! If you've seen anything starring Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Road Runner, Sylvester, and Pepé Le Pew, you've seen his work. And if not... well then, we can't be friends.

It’s Friday, September 21

Murray celebrates its “Playful City USA” designation tomorrow with a Celebration of Play Day from 10 to 2 at Central Park.  Children of all ages can enjoy supervised and independent play, ranging from geocaching to Lego builds to disc golf.  Admission is free.

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10:17 am
Thu September 20, 2012

Datebook: September 20 - George R.R. Martin Turns 64

Happy 64th birthday to George R.R. Martin, best known for his epic fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire, aka Game of Thrones. Last year, TIME Magazine listed Martin as one of the most influential people in the world. On reading, he's said, “A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.”

It’s Thursday, September 20

Market House Theatre offers two final performances of “9 to 5: The Musical,” tomorrow and Saturday evenings at 7:30. Set in 1979, the comedy stars an unlikely trio of women trying to break through the glass ceiling in the white-collar professional world.  Make reservations by calling the box office at 444-6828.

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10:20 am
Wed September 19, 2012

Datebook: September 19 - International Talk Like A Pirate Day

Avast, ye buccaneers! It be International Talk Like A Pirate Day! Send us some booty for the autumn fundraiser! Yarr.

It’s Wednesday, September 19

The Need Line Charity Golf Tournament is Friday at the Murray Golf Course.  The entry fee for the four-person scramble is $200 per team.  Lunch begins at noon, with a shotgun start at 1.  For more information, call 753-6333.

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10:56 am
Tue September 18, 2012

Datebook: September 18 - Earth & Moon Photographed Together 35 Years Ago


In the history of mankind, we've looked up at the Moon from Earth, but on this day in 1977, Voyager 1 took a picture of both Earth and Moon together for the first time. This was the view from 7.25 million miles away. And if you look closely, you can see my house.

It’s Tuesday, September 18

The Murray Choral Society holds auditions for all singers, ages 15 and up, during the month of September.  Beginning October 1st, the group rehearses Monday nights from 6 to 7:30 to prepare a holiday concert.  To schedule an audition, call Dr. Amy Aucoin at (270) 809-6459.

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10:05 am
Mon September 17, 2012

Datebook: September 17 - Constitution & Antietam

The US Constitution was signed on this day in 1787, which also happens to be the bloodiest-single day battle in American history, 75 years later, in the Battle of Antietam (1862) - the first major battle in the Civil War on Union soil. United we stand, divided we fall.

It’s Monday, September 17

A traditional Japanese dance troupe called Iwami Kagura performs tomorrow night at 7 in Wrather Auditorium on the campus of Murray State University.  The dynamic Kagura dance form is known for its up-tempo drum rhythms and spectacular costumes.  The performance is free and open to the public. 

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10:05 am
Fri September 14, 2012

Datebook: September 14 - Blue Jays Set Home Run Record 25 Years Ago

On this day in 1987, the Toronto Blue Jays set an MLB record hitting 10 home runs in a single game, defeating the Baltimore Orioles 18-3, and ending Cal Ripken Jr.'s streak of 8,243 consecutive innings played.

It’s Friday, September 14

The Lyon County Between the Rivers Homecoming celebrates former Land Between the Lakes residents tomorrow at the Star Camp Picnic Area, just off the Woodlands Trace in the northern portion of LBL. All former residents, relatives, and friends are invited to visit and reminisce.  For more information, call 388-0358.

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10:11 am
Thu September 13, 2012

Datebook: September 13 - International Chocolate Day

Fir0002, Wikimedia Commons

Indulge in International Chocolate Day today, in honor of Milton Hershey's birthday. The US consumes over 3 billion pounds of chocolate each year. I may be responsible for like a third of that.

It’s Thursday, September 13

Land Between the Lakes celebrates the Elk and Bison Prairie on Saturday from 10 to 4 at the Golden Pond Visitor Center.  Watch a historical hunting presentation, learn about the benefits of native prairie plants, and take van tours of the prairie.  See details at

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9:58 am
Wed September 12, 2012

Datebook: September 12 - Flatwoods Monster Sighted 60 Years Ago

Wikimedia Commons

An alleged alien or cryptid was reported sighted on this day in 1952 in Flatwoods, West Virginia. Some said it was a large, pulsating ball of light - others say it was ten-feet tall with a red, glowing face and green body, with stubby arms and long fingers, wearing a dark pleated skirt. Some suggest it was just a barn owl... A freaky alien barn owl.

It’s Wednesday, September 12

The Humane Society of Calloway County holds a yard sale from 7 to 2 Saturday at the Little Shop of Collars on the court square.  Drop off yard sale donations this week from 10 to 5:30 at the Little Shop of Collars.  No clothing or televisions, but all other items are welcome. 

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