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Datebook: December 15 – Bill of Rights Ratified 220 Years Ago

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The Bill of Rights was ratified 220 years ago today. The amendments were introduced by James Madison to the 1st United States Congress as a series of legislative articles based on the ideas of John Locke, were then adapted by the House of Representatives and formally proposed by joint resolution in September 1789, eventually ratified by three-fourths of the States. There were originally 12 amendments. One became the 27th Amendment, and the other is still technically pending. One of the first fourteen copies of the Bill of Rights is on public display at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. Lawmakers in Kentucky, ratified all twelve proposals soon after becoming the 15th State in 1792, unaware that the initial ten had already been made part of the Constitution. It is commonly understood that originally the Bill of Rights was not intended to apply to the States; however, there is no such limit in the text itself, except where an amendment refers specifically to the federal government.

It’s Thursday, December 15

On Saturday there are auditions for Once Upon A Mattress with Campanile Productions at the Alhambra Theatre, 507 Main in Hopkinsville. Adults and teens are needed for lead and primary roles. Ages 11 & up may audition for ensemble roles. A few cast members under the age of 10 are needed for crowd scenes. Prepare 16 measures of a song of your choice. Download audition packets at

Sunday’s the last performance of The Big Band Christmas Show at the Badgett Playhouse in Grand Rivers. It starts at 2 p.m. and features favorite holiday tunes from the era of music made famous by the likes of Glenn Miller and Frank Sinatra. See

Gallery 109’s winter exhibition is open through January 6. See works by Richard Dougherty, Mary Fuhrmann, Brent Scowden, Nancy Hollinghurst, and Jennifer Fairbanks. The Gallery’s at 109 North 3rd in Murray, open 11 to 4 Thursdays and Fridays.

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Datebook: December 2 – Enron Files For Bankruptcy 10 Years Ago

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Before its bankruptcy on December 2, 2001, Enron employed approximately 22,000 staff and was one of the world’s leading electricity, natural gas, communications, and pulp and paper companies, with claimed revenues of nearly $101 billion in 2000. Fortune named Enron “America’s Most Innovative Company” for six consecutive years. At the end of 2001, it was revealed that its reported financial condition was sustained substantially by institutionalized, systematic, and creatively planned accounting fraud, known as the “Enron scandal.” The scandal also brought into question the accounting practices and activities of many corporations throughout the United States and was a factor in the creation of the Sarbanes–Oxley Act of 2002. It emerged from bankruptcy in November 2004, pursuant to a court-approved plan of reorganization: a new board of directors changed the name of Enron to Enron Creditors Recovery Corp., and focused on reorganizing and liquidating certain operations and assets of the pre-bankruptcy Enron. In 2006, Enron sold Prisma Energy International Inc., its last remaining business, to Ashmore Energy International Ltd.

It’s Friday December 2

Murray’s Playhouse in the Park opens its production of The Sound of Music tonight for a two weekend run. See for ticket and time information.

The first annual Paducah School of Art Student and Faculty Art Sale is at the Clemens Gallery at West Kentucky Community and Technical College tomorrow from 10 to 6 and Sunday from 11 to 4.

A Christmas Carol – The Musical – starts at 7 p.m. tonight and tomorrow night at the Alhambra Theatre in Hopkinsville.

The youth of Murray’s First United Methodist Church sponsor Dinner and Auction Sunday at 5:30 p.m. with proceeds going to youth missions.

There’s a Community Chorus Holiday Concert at the Clemens Fine Arts Center of WKCTC in Paducah Sunday afternoon at 3.

Murray Art Guild’s Art Market Holiday Open House and Reception is Sunday at 2.

The Humane Society of Marshall County offers Christmas Pet and Family Portraits tomorrow from 10 to 2 at the facility at 6301 68 East, Benton.

Murray’s Christmas Parade starts at 10 a.m. tomorrow.

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Datebook: June 13 – New York Times begins publishig Pentagon Papers 40 years ago

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On June 13, 1971, The New York Times began publishing excerpts of the Pentagon Papers. The first article in the series was titled “Vietnam Archive: Pentagon Study Traces Three Decades of Growing US Involvement.” It was a top-secret US DOD history of the United States’ political-military involvement in Vietnam from 1945 to 1967. A 1996 article in the New York Times said that the Pentagon Papers “demonstrated, among other things, that the Johnson Administration had systematically lied, not only to the public but also to Congress, about a subject of transcendent national interest and significance.”

It’s Monday, June 13

Tickets go on sale today for the July 9th concert featuring Terry Mike Jeffrey and the Stamps Quartet at the Kenneth Shadowen Performing Arts Center on the campus of Marshall County High School in Benton. All $20 tickets are reserved seats. Get tickets at the Marshall County Tourism Office in Draffenville.

The Owensboro Museum of Fine Art announces the exhibition Appalachian Traditions. See works by contemporary folk artists from around the southeast, including 2 solo shows, one of which features our region’s Willie Rascoe’s work, and more than 150 works from the permanent collection. Hours are Thursday and Friday 10 to 8, Saturday and Sunday 1 to 4 at 901 Frederica Street.

Tomorrow night at 7, the African Children’s Choir of Uganda, featuring singers age 7 to 11, performs at the Alhambra Theatre in downtown Hopkinsville, 507 South Main. Admission is free but donations are welcome for Music for Life.

Discussions about funding for public radio are stirring again in Washington. See for more .

Datebook: Rob Roy turns 340

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It’s Monday, March 7.

The award-winning vocal band,  Chapter 6, performs at the Alhambra Theatre in Hopkinsville tonight at 7:30.  The a capella ensemble vocally creates all the instruments, percussion and harmonies of jazz/pop standards.  Tickets are $20 plus a $3 fee.  The Alhambra’s at 507 South Main.

Living Well with diabetes classes are to be offered in Fulton County starting Wednesday, then continuing the 16th, 23rd, and 30th, from 9:30 to noon each day.  Free Classes will be at the Fulton County Extension Office at 2114 South Seventh Street in Hickman.  Pre-register at 270-236-2351.  Learn about managing diabetes as a patient and as a caregiver.

Murray State’s Small Business Development Center offers an evening seminar “Essentials for starting your own small business” tomorrow from 6 to 8 p.m.  Register today at 270-809-2856.  The seminar is at the Regional Business and Innovation Center at 926 North 16th at the corner of its intersection with Highway 121.

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Written by Matt Markgraf

March 7, 2011 at 10:28 am

Datebook: February 17 – Electoral tie between Jefferson & Burr resolved 210 years ago

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It’s Thursday, February 17.

Tomorrow the Pennyroyal Arts Council presents The National Players in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer’s Night Dream.  See the fresh production at the Alhambra Theatre at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow.  Tickets are $20.  The Alhambra’s at 507 South Main in Hopkinsville.

Saturday the Paducah Symphony Orchestra performs music from Academy Award-winning films including the Blues Brothers, Romeo and Juliet, The Godfather and more.  Rafaelle Ponti conducts the Orchestra for the 7:30 p.m. concert at the Carson Center.  Get tickets at 270-444-0065.

The National Symphony Orchestra performs at the Carson Center Monday night at 7.  The Kennedy Center based Orchestra’s Paducah concert is one of its 6 performances in the Commonwealth during its Kentucky Residency.  Get tickets at

The Calloway County Chapter of the American Red Cross fundraises with a Love Your Heroes Pancake Breakfast Saturday morning from 8 to 10 at Culver’s Restaurant in Murray.  Tickets are $5 at the door and benefit local disaster relief and community programs.

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Datebook: December 30 – The last roll of Kodachrome film is developed. Today. Ever.

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It’s Thursday, December 30 . . .

Kentucky Dam Village State Park offers an overnight New Year’s Eve package. Cost is 150 dollars per couple, and includes dinner, dancing, lodging, and breakfast the next day. Cottages are available at the park. Call 800-325-0146.

You can also celebrate the new year at the Hopkins County Fairground and Convention Center. Glen Street & The Street Boys play at 7 PM, with a cash bar available. Tickets are 30 dollars per couple at the door.

The Missoula Children’s Theatre Residency seeks 50 to 60 students Kindergarten through 12th Grade for its performance of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Auditions are Monday, January 3, at Belmont Elementary School in Hopkinsville. The group auditions begin promptly at 4 PM. Rehearsals continue through the week with a performance January 8 at the Alhambra Theatre. Call 270-887-4295.

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Datebook: December 17 – Wright Brothers Day

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It’s Friday, December 17.

The 101st Airborne Band performs a Christmas Party Sing Along tonight at 7 at the Alhambra Theatre 507 South Main in Hopkinsville next to the Christian County Courthouse.  It’s a free concert.

The Paducah Symphony Orchestra has a half off and hot cocoa holiday special through 6 this evening.  Get spring 2011 concert tickets for half off at the Symphony Box Office and Shoppe, 201 Broadway in Paducah.

Foh’s Hall Community Arts Foundation presents Christmas in America with country music performer Eric Horner tomorrow at 7 p.m. at Fohs Hall Auditorium at 201 North Walker Street in Marion, Kentucky.  Suggested donation of $5.  Horner’s repertoire includes spiritual and secular music.

Santa and friends are in Downtown Paris tonight for Santa’s Last Blast from 6 to 8 .  Have a buggy ride, hear Christmas stories, enjoy s’mores, make snowflake ornaments, get edible ornaments for Santa’s feathered friends, and visit with Santa’s reindeer goats.

Hear the Paducah Symphony’s Holiday Pops Concert here, Sunday at 7 p.m.  See more at

Datebook: December 13 – Acadian Rememberance Day

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It’s Monday, December 13.

The Kentucky High School Rodeo is at the MSU Cherry Expo Center Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 10 a.m. Adult tickets are $8 for events ranging from bareback riding to goat tying to bull riding.  The Center is at 2101 College Farm Road in Murray.

Tonight the Hopkinsville High School Choral Concert starts at 7 p.m. at the Alhambra Theatre. Tickets are $3. Wednesday the Theatre hosts Jimmy Buffett’s lead Guitarist Peter Mayer’s Group with Maggie Estes, violin, at 7 p.m. with $25 tickets benefiting Christian County Juvenile Services. And on Friday, the 101st Airborne Band is there with a free Christmas Party Sing Along at 7 p.m.  The theatre is at 507 South Main in Hopkinsville.

Graves County High School’s Horticulture Department has red, white, maroon and pink poinsettias for $5 each through Wednesday, available from 8 to 3. The agriculture entrance is at the end of the high school nearest Graves County Middle School.

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Datebook – September 2, 2010 (Labor Day)

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It’s Monday, Labor Day, September 6

Murray’s Playhouse in the Park auditions for the cast of “To Kill A Mockingbird” tonight and tomorrow evening at 6 at the theatre. Don Fleming directs. There are roles for one girl, age 9-12, two boys age 10-14, five females from 18 to 60 years old and eight men from age 20 to 70.

William A. Doyle Post 236 of the American Legion is hosting turkey shoots starting at 6 p.m. Fridays this month beginning this Friday. Post 236 is on Ky. 95 between Calvert City and North Marshall Middle School. For more information, contact 270-703-3296.

The Nashville Opera needs 14 singers in grades 5 through 8 to join them for the November 11 Alhambra Theatre performance of Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel in Hopkinsville. There are auditions Wednesday at 4 p.m. at the Alhambra. Preregister at 270-887-4295. Auditioners sing My Country Tis of Thee without accompaniment. Rehearsals are Wednesdays from 4 to 5 p.m. through November.

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