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Archive for August 5th, 2011

the morning cram [more jobs edition]

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Unemployment rates are down as new jobs are created in July.

NPR reports 117,000 new jobs were created last month, bringing the unemployment rate down to 9.1 percent.

Kentucky~ Paducah is a good place to retire. Fort Campbell begins the Week of the Eagles. Paducah won the Chamber of the Year award last night. A highway maintenance man died yesterday. Jack Conway says he is frustrated with Washington too. The Highway Safety Director has been fired.

Datebook: August 5 – 100th birthday of actor Robert Taylor

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Spangler Arlington Brugh, better known as Robert Taylor, was born on August 5th, 1911 in Filley, Nebraska. Nicknamed “The Man with the Perfect Profile,” Taylor appeared in films of varying genres alongside such actors as Vivien Leigh, Elizabeth Taylor, and Lana Turner. Notable works include “Billy the Kid,” “Ivanhoe,” and “Quo Vadis.” Taylor died of lung cancer on June 8, 1969.


It’s Friday, August 5.

The Humane Society of Calloway County has an Adoption and Pet ID Day at Tractor Supply in Murray tomorrow from 10 to 1.

Murray’s Make a Difference Day is tomorrow at Roy Stewart Stadium from 9 to 1. Recycle paper and cardboard, eyeglasses, aluminum cans, cell phones, ink jet cartridges, outdated prescription drugs, clothing, plastics, tin cans, and glass. Also used motor oil, A, B., C, and D batteries and books.

The Icehouse Art Center in Mayfield opens its Harvey Parker Community Show with a reception tonight from 6 to 8. Author and World War II medic, Mike Freeland will be on hand to sign his books about his experiences. The Ice House is at 120 North Eighth.

The Hotel Metropolitan on Oscar Cross Avenue in Paducah has an Emancipation Celebration fish fry tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $8.

Please join us in the CFSB Center when A Prairie Home Companion broadcasts live to the nation from the Four Rivers Region on November 5. See! Thanks!