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Archive for May 4th, 2011

Datebook: May 4 – Freedom Rides began 50 years ago.

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Freedom Riders were civil rights activists that rode interstate buses into the segregated southern United States to test the United States Supreme Court decision Boynton v. Virginia (of 1960). The first Freedom Ride left Washington, D.C., on May 4, 1961, and was scheduled to arrive in New Orleans on May 17. Learn all about the Freedom Rides this month on KET.

Here’s Datebook for Wednesday, May 4

Adsmore House and Gardens in Princeton remembers Spring 1907 with a child’s birthday commemoration through May 15. See dolls loaned by Molly Ward, and Adsmore’s quilts and other late early 20th century textiles. Adsmore is at 304 North Jefferson, open Tuesday through Saturday 11 to 4 and Sunday 1:30 to 4.=

The Family Service Society for residents of Paducah and McCracken County needs men’s clothing, especially Blue jeans, shoes and belts. The clothing room is open at no charge Tuesdays and Thursdays at 827 Joe Clifton Drive.

First United Methodist Church and the Downtown Paris Association present “Dartin’ Downtown Certified 5 k Walk/Run and 1 mile fun run Saturday, May 14. Registration starts at 7 a.m. in the church parking lot at 101 East Blythe Street. The 5k starts at 8 and the 1 mile fun run starts at 9. Registration costs $20 and benefits Relay for Life.

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morning cram [medicare edition]

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Democrats claim the proposed changes to Medicare in the U.S. House of Representatives last month would save the government money by shifting costs to patients. 

Republicans tell NPR the plan would give patients choice and power by creating provider-level competition.

KENTUCKY~ Gov Beshear is optimistic after the US Army Corps blew up a Missouri levee. Western Kentucky flood displacement estimates total 4,000. What are all those National Guard troops doing? NWS confirms a tornado graced Calloway County last week. Farmers have to wait for drier fields to plant corn crops. Police accuse a Barlow father/son duo of a (fail) construction site burglary. The Attorney General’s office weighs in on an Open Records Act decision stemming from a Paducah case. Meet the University of Kentucky’s next president. Don’t have flood insurance? You can still buy/claim.

ILLINOIS~ US Sen Durbin: Congress will help farmers affected by the Birds Point Levee breach.