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Ben Stein ♥’s Murray, KY

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Economist and Actor Ben Stein was Murray State University’s Presidential Lecture series guest for 2011.

Stein visited the campus Tuesday evening, and blogged about the experience in his online diary. Stein appears to have enjoyed his visit. He spoke to a packed crowd at Lovett Auditorium. He says that the audience at the lecture “got all my jokes,” and he “loved them.” Stein concludes the post with the following thought:  “Murray, Kentucky, is the Garden of Eden, and Murray State is paradise.”  Stein’s diary appears in The American Spectator.

Written by Angela Hatton

February 3, 2011 at 10:45 am

morning cram [winter storm edition]

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A colossal blizzard roaring across a third of the country has paralyzed the nation’s heartland with ice and snow.

NPR has the latest on the monstrous storm already billed as the worst in decades.

KENTUCKY~ High winds through the area have knocked some trees down and blew a roof off a trailer. Flights out of Paducah to Chicago are canceled until tomorrow afternoon. MSU packed Lovett Auditorium to hear a speech by actor Ben Stein. Mayfield’s ex-Mayor accuses current Mayor Cantrell of nepotism. A Carlisle County Middle School teacher wins $72k on Wheel of Fortune. Governor Beshear doesn’t like the way federal regulators are treating the state’s coal industry.  Senate Prez Williams wants the state congress to take off early.

TENNESSEE~ Montgomery County Mayor Bowers says property taxes need to go up.

ILLINOIS~ US Marshals track down an alleged Massac County sexual predator in a Wyoming village.

Datebook: January 28 – Challenger disintegrates after lift-off 25 years ago

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It’s Friday, January 28.

Magician Todd Duff has created a journey through many eras of magic as a fundraiser for  Paducah’s Market House Theatre’s Youth and Outreach Educational Programming.  Tickets are $20 for Duff’s 7:30 show at the Theatre tomorrow night.  Get tickets at

Economist and pop culture icon Ben Stein gives the 2011 Presidential Lecture at Murray State next Tuesday.  Stein’s presentation starts at 7:30 p.m. in Lovett Auditorium and admission is free.  Stein’s careers include lawyer, academic, speech writer for Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, national columnist, commentator for CBS Sunday morning, ad pitch man, novelist, actor and game show host.

Southern Illinois singer-songwriter Mark Donham plays the Listening Room Café in Nashville Sunday.  It’s at the south end of Cummings Station at 10th and Demonbreun, behind the Frist Art Center.  Donham is in the songwriter round at 6 which is followed by another at 7 and an open mic at 8.

Enjoy your weekend and keep in touch with  Thanks for listening and for contributing.

Written by Matt Markgraf

January 28, 2011 at 10:14 am