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Datebook: April 6- National Tartan Day

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It’s Wednesday, April 6.

Tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. the Department of Music’s Percussion Ensemble performs its Spring Concert at Murray State’s Lovett Auditorium. Admission is free.

Paducah’s Market House Theatre’s Footlights youth acting troupes for grades 1 through 12 start a new trimester Saturday.  There are two class options for elementary students — a musical theatre class at 8 a.m. and a theatre games class at 9.  There’s a theatre games and comedy improv class at 10 a.m. for middle schoolers, and a comedy improv class at 11 for high schoolers.  See details at

The National Guard FLW College Fishing National Championships bring a festival to Murray State’s CFSB Center this week.  Tomorrow and Friday the festival starts at 2 p.m. with fish weigh-ins at 4.  Saturday’s festival starts at Noon with American Idol finalist and country artist Bucky Covington performing a free concert Saturday at 2:30 p.m. with 4 p.m. weigh-ins televised live on Versus.

Thank you for meeting the fundraiser goal.  See and hear your gift at work at  Enjoy your day!


Written by Matt Markgraf

April 6, 2011 at 10:22 am

morning cram [countdown to shutdown] edition

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“A partial shutdown of the U.S. government appeared increasingly imminent Tuesday as White House talks between President Obama and congressional leaders ended — publicly, at least — in stalemate.”

NPR reports Congress, the Senate, and President Obama remain in talks ahead of a possible shutdown Friday.

KENTUCKY ~ Kentucky’s auditor says nonprofit half-way house organization isn’t transparent. The Senate caucuses in Frankfort today to continue Medicaid talks; House won’t participate.  Death penalty still legal, but the state faces major obstacles to carrying out a sentence.  A Lexington judge refuses to dismiss the trial of a Rand Paul volunteer accused of stomping on a liberal activist. Former WKU president Downing dies at 89. AT&T announces 3G (finally) in Calloway County.

TENNESSEE ~ House approves photo ID at polls bill; Senate approved it in February. Clarksville City Council overhauls local election procedures. Ned McWherter will have funeral services in Nashville and Dresden.