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Datebook: June 16 – Golf pioneer Old Tom Morris turns 190

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Thomas Mitchell Morris, Sr. was born on June 16, 1821 (and died on May 24, 1908). Known as “Old Tom Morris,” the Scottish native was a pioneer of professional golf. He designed several golf courses with modern greenskeeping. He introduced the concept of top-dressing greens with sand, introduced managing hazards and yardage markers, widening fairways and greens and standardized the golf course length at 18 holes. Happy birthday Old Tom!

It’s Thursday, June 16

The City of Mayfield presents “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World” as this week’s movie in the park. The free show starts tomorrow at 8PM at Harmon Park.

The Generosi Tea Fundraiser for Animals takes place this Saturday at Fidalgo Bay in Murray. The day-long event includes live music, door prizes, and a silent auction. Pet microchipping will be available on-site from 8 to 10 a.m. for 10 dollars per pet.

The Paducah Public Schools Foundation hosts a charity golf scramble tomorrow at Paxton Park. Registration and lunch begin at noon, with a shotgun start at 1PM. The entry fee is 300 dollars per team, or register individually for 75 dollars per player.

There’s a film about the 2011 Four Rivers Area Flood at Maiden Alley Cinema in Paducah tonight at 6. The presentation features over 500 images collected during the flood. 10 dollar tickets, available at the door, benefit the Red Cross.

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morning cram [no love from pakistan edition]

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“The U.S. needs Pakistan to help in the fight against Islamist militants and to serve as a supply transit route for military operations in Afghanistan. Pakistan needs the U.S. for financial aid, and access to international lenders and the global economy. But neither side much likes nor trusts the other.”

NPR reports on the now toxic relationship.

KENTUCKY ~ Coal-to-liquid fuel plant developers consider another location in McCracken County. Paducah compost facility closed.  More vaccinations ordered for Kentucky kids. Got a power outage? There’s an app for that. Tri-state area chosen for federal meal program for schools. Replica of the Vietnam Memorial is in Murray.

TENNESSEE ~ New red-light cameras may be needed in Clarksville. Follow activity on TVA-owned lakes with your iPhone.

ILLINOIS ~ Governor Quinn sets Friday deadline to smooth out state construction budget.