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Datebook: June 9 – Cole Porter turns 120

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American composer and songwriter Cole Porter was born June 9, 1891 (and died October 15, 1964) He was born to a wealthy family, and despite his grandfather’s wishes, he took up music as a profession, particularly musical theatre. By the 1930s, he was one of the major songwriters for the Broadway stage. Unlike most of the Broadway composers, he wrote both the lyrics and the music for his songs. Among his most notable work is “Kiss Me, Kate,” “Anything Goes,” “Dubarry Was A Lady” and “You Never Know.”

It’s Thursday, June 9

Mayfield Graves County Habitat for Humanity celebrates opening its ReStore at 901 State Route 45 North in Mayfield Saturday. It’s open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9 to 4. ReStore takes donations of commercial, industrial, agricultural and residential items. Call 270-356-2552 for donation and delivery information.

Saturday is Fee Waiver Day at LBL. Admission is free for the Woodlands Nature Station, Elk and Bison Prairie and the 1 p.m. Golden Pond Planetarium show. Also, there are no day-use riding fees at Wranglers Campground. Call 270-924-2000 for more.

Ride your Bike on Broadway in Paducah Sunday. From 1 to 4 p.m. vehicular traffic will not be permitted between 4th and 17th Streets. There will be traffic crossing points on Broadway at 9th and 13th Streets. The Paducah Parks Services at 270-444-8508 needs volunteers for the event.

WKMS HD is back and so are all classical services 92.5 FM Paducah and 105.1 FM Madisonville –Thanks to your support!

It’s Thursday, June 9.

Mayfield Graves County Habitat for Humanity celebrates opening its ReStore at 901 State Route 45 North in Mayfield Saturday. It’s open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9 to 4.  ReStore takes donations of commercial, industrial, agricultural and residential items.  Call 270-356-2552 for donation and delivery information.

Saturday is Fee Waiver Day at LBL.  Admission is free for the Woodlands Nature Station, Elk and Bison Prairie and the 1 p.m. Golden Pond Planetarium show.  Also, there are no day-use riding fees at Wranglers Campground.  Call 270-924-2000 for more.

Ride your Bike on Broadway in Paducah Sunday.  From 1 to 4 p.m. vehicular traffic will not be permitted between 4th and 17th Streets.  There will be traffic crossing points on Broadway at 9th and 13th Streets.  The Paducah Parks Services at 270-444-8508 needs volunteers for the event.

WKMS HD is back and so are all classical services 92.5 FM Paducah and 105.1 FM Madisonville –Thanks to your support!

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the morning cram [dengue fever edition]

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Mosquitoes are mostly just annoying, though some carry disease.

NPR reports the city of Iquitos, Peru has become a giant, open-air lab for the study of dengue fever spread by mosquitoes.

Kentucky~ 200 temp jobs will be available in western Kentucky for flood clean-up. The trial for an accused baby smotherer has been postponed. A Paducah man is arrested for making meth. A state program is helping college drop-outs get back into school. Police may not arrest you for your minor crime anymore (but you will get a fine).

Tennessee~ Gov Haslam signed a bill to extend unemployment benefits.

Illinois~ It’s Superman celebration time in Metropolis.