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Datebook: June 1 – Kentucky & Tennessee Statehood Day

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On June 1, 1792 Kentucky became the 15th state of the United States. On the same day four years later, Tennessee was named the 16th state.

It’s Wednesday, June 1

The Calloway County Chapter of the American Red Cross hosts its annual Ride for Red Motorcycle Rally and Poker Run Saturday starting at 9 a.m. at Town and Country Motorsports, east of Murray on Highway 94. $25 registration includes t-shirt, breakfast, lunch, and door prizes.

The 14th Annual Movers and Shakers Tasters Luncheon is Friday from 11 to 1 at the War Memorial Building, 1202 S. Virginia Street in Hopkinsville. Tickets are $8 for fried chicken, bbq ribs, turkey and dressing, pulled pork and fixins’. Get tickets at the Minority Economic Development Initiative of Western Kentucky inside the US Bank building.

The Yellowbanks Dulcimer Festival is Friday and Saturday at Yellow Creek Baptist Church, 5741 Highway 144 in Owensboro. Workshops start at 12:30 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday. There are concerts both nights at 7. There’s a $20 registration fee for workshops; concerts are free. See details at

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