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Datebook: April 7 – World Health Day

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All about World Health Day

It’s Thursday, April 7.

Lake Barkley State Resort Park’s dining room and lodge will be closed Monday, April 11 due to a scheduled power outage for transformer maintenance.  The fitness center and trails will remain open.  The Cadiz Rotary breakfast will not be affected.  To donate to next week’s annual Cadiz Rotary Auction contact a club member.

Paducah’s 2011 Dogwood Trail Celebration starts Sunday with residents lighting up lawns and dogwoods with winners to be recognized Monday at 7 p.m. at a ceremony at City Hall.  The dogwood trail is 12 miles long with signs marking the route.  Get a map at or

The Glema Mahr Center for the Arts on campus at Madisonville Community College presents Southern Fried Jazz  in concert Saturday at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are $18 for the musical journey for Dixieland lovers and jazz enthusiasts.  Call the box office at 270-821-2787.

We appreciate your support and invite you to our 40th Anniversary Finale event in Murray Friday, April 15.  It’s a festive 70’s evening – see more at

morning cram [essential] edition

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“In Washington, D.C., and at federal agencies across the country, the big question employees are asking on the eve of a possible government shutdown is: Am I essential or not? Workers and agencies that are deemed essential will be kept on the job if a shutdown occurs.”

NPR reports on who will stay and who will stay home.

KENTUCKY ~ The special session is really over this time; Senate President promises no overage pay. Trigg County is working to pass stricter adult business codes. Recent surveys show food is more expense. Paducah hosts a transportation summit, plans to discuss Panama Canal. A teenage girl gets charged as an adult in Evrard kidnapping and murder case. Rand Paul says Obama’s military action was a power violation; Mitch McConnell promises to talk about it. An Oak Grove man dies from strangling; assailant says it was a sleeper hold.

TENNESSEE ~ A former youth pastor gets a post-trial diversion for statutory rape. New funding rules could mean less money for some Clarksville nonprofits, more for others.