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Datebook: May 5 – Cinco de Mayo

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Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín.  While Cinco de Mayo sees limited significance in Mexico itself, the date is observed nationwide mostly in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride.  Learn more on The History Channel’s website.

Here’s Datebook for Thursday, May 5

There’s new information daily at regarding sheltering and volunteering needs in counties affected by flooding. The main page Major Flood Event click and The Front Blog click offer reports, flood pictures and data. WKMS news report scripts and audio are available as well.

The Jackson Purchase Friends of Bluegrass monthly bluegrass night at the Kentucky Opry is tomorrow night. These artists are expected to perform: Blue Reigns, The Kentucky Possum Wranglers and Carefree Highway with guest fiddler Leeandra Wells. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. The Opry’s in Draffenville.

LBL Visitors should check the Alerts & Notices page at for high water information, open/closed lists, and details before using the national recreation area. Use caution on all roads in LBL due to flooding and overly saturated soil conditions. Use caution when crossing creeks, streams, or any areas with standing or flowing water. All low lying areas should be avoided.

Enjoy a sunny day with your public radio home.


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