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The Perfect Butterfly: Nature Photography in the LBL 
Golden Pond, KY ~ Artist and ornithologist John James Audubon is famous for capturing and preserving images from nature. The development of film made that job easier for those after Audubon. Now digital cameras bring higher resolution to the field, allowing for ever more life-like and unique photographs. Officials at Land Between the Lakes showcase the lakes area with a photo contest. Finding that prize winning picture takes persistence and patience.

Candidate Profile: Corey McBee, running for 5th District Representative 
Murray, KY ~ On The Q&A this week, we’re beginning our series of discussions with the area’s incumbents and challengers for public office this fall Today, we’re speaking with Corey McBee. He’s the Republican Calloway County native taking on incumbent Democratic Representative Melvin Henley for the 5th District seat, which includes Calloway County and part of Trigg. The recent Murray State graduate is also 24-years-old, which means, if elected, McBee would be the youngest-ever Kentucky state representative.

PGDP workers, family, citizens respond to study 
Paducah, KY ~ About a hundred people turned out to WKCTC’s Emerging Technology Center Wednesday to hear the results of the first definitive study about mortality patterns among Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant workers. The audience included former plant workers, spouses and concerned citizens seeking answers about the long-term effects of exposure to radiation and toxic metals. Jacque Day attended the session, and brings us this report.

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Written by Chris Taylor

October 1, 2010 at 11:45 am

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Datebook – October 1, 2010

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It’s Friday, October 1.

Tomorrow The Paducah Symphony Orchestra performs a concert titled Exhilarating at 7:30 p.m. in the Carson Center.  Raffaele Ponti conducts works by Verdi, Haydn, Dukas, and Richard Strauss.  Allen Vizzutti, trumpet is guest artist.  Call the Symphony for tickets at 270-444-0065.

St. John’s Episcopal Church celebrates the feast day of St. Francis Sunday with a blessing of the Animals from 4 to 5 p.m. in its memorial garden.  The Church is at 1620 West Main Street in Murray.  Leashed or confined creatures are welcome.

Hanson, Kentucky, north of Madisonville on Highway 41, hosts its historic downtown’s annual cruise-in tomorrow.  The Sunset Road Event features vintage cars, music, art, food, pumpkins and mums from 4 to 8 p.m.

West Kentucky Community and Technical College Clemens Fine Arts Center hosts an evening of original music with members of the West Kentucky Chapter of Nashville Songwriters International tomorrow evening, starting at 7:30 p.m.

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morning cram [debacle edition]

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The news media in India is calling the country’s upcoming Commonwealth Games a debacle. One prominent newspaper headline reads the games are ‘India’s shame.’

~NPR reports India’s spending $6 billion on the games, but preparation has seen delays, shoddy construction, corruption charges and security concerns.

KENTUCKY~ McCracken County sets a burn ban starting tomorrow. A Todd County toddler dies in some sort of 6-year-old tractor joyride. A Marshall County elementary school employee may have embezzled funds. Christian County Schools seeks a new Transportation Director and Hopkins County needs a new Animal Shelter Manager. Companies spent $800k lobbying state lawmakers from May to August.

TENNESSEE~ A Fort Campbell soldier receives a medal for saving a woman trying to drown herself.