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Datebook: July 27 – Insulin discovered 90 years ago

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On July 27, 1921, researchers at the University of Toronto led by biochemist Banting proved that the hormone insulin regulates blood sugar. In 1923 Banting and John James Rickard Macleod received the Nobel Prize in Medicine. The Canadian government gave him a lifetime annuity to work on his research. In 1934 he was knighted by King George V. In 2004, Frederick Banting was voted 4th place on the list of “Greatest Canadians.”

It’s Wednesday, July 27

There’s an exhibit of more than 70 Film Burner’s Photo Club member photos at the Robert O. Miller Convention Center at the corner of 4th and Maple in Murray through August 4. Admission is free. The Miller Center is open from 8:00am to 5pm. There will be a Punch and Cookies reception from 2:00pm to 4:00pm on Saturday.

On Saturday Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation and area Zumba instructors host a zumba Party from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Christian County Justice Center in downtown Hopkinsville. Visit with area Zumba, dance, and fitness related instructors and businesses as well as local health and beauty consultants. See hoptownrec.com for more.

The Kentucky Travel Industry Association Summer Outing is August 3 and 4th at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park. Today is the deadline for registration at ktia.com. Hear from FLW Outdoors, area Convention and Visitors Bureaus and a follow up to the Give’em the Pickle Customer Service Training.

Thanks a bunch for listening and Facebooking with us. See wkms.org.

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