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Datebook: September 1 – ANZUS Treaty Signed 60 Years Ago

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The Australia, New Zealand, United States Security Treaty (ANZUS or ANZUS Treaty) was signed on September 1, 1951. It is the military alliance which binds Australia and New Zealand and, separately, Australia and the United States to cooperate on defence matters in the Pacific Ocean area, though today the treaty is understood to relate to attacks in any area. The Australia–US alliance under the ANZUS Treaty remains in full force. Heads of defense of one or both nations often have joined the annual ministerial meetings, which are supplemented by consultations between the US Combatant Commander Pacific and the Australian Chief of Defense Force. There are also regular civilian and military consultations between the two governments at lower levels. Annual meetings to discuss ANZUS defense matters take place between the United States Secretary of State and the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs (AUSMIN). The most recent AUSMIN meeting took place in Melbourne in November 2010.

It’s Thursday, September 1

Laynie Alba Mitchell offers Early Childhood Music Classes and Preparatory Piano Classes this fall. The early childhood classes meet for nine weeks on Saturdays and Mondays at the Murray Art Guild, 500 North 4th Street, starting September 12. The piano classes run for 12 weeks Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Ms. Mitchell’s home at 1553 Oxford, Murray.

Friday evening at 6:30 The Looking Glass Coffee and Curiosities on Lindell Street in Martin hosts folk Musician Daniel Musgrave. Speak up at the open mic From 7:30 to 8:30.

This weekend Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park near Dawson Springs offers naturalist-guided hikes, arts and crafts, and landscape photography. Nashville Recording artist Matt Snook performs Sunday at 7 p.m. behind the lodge.

Paris starts the Labor Day Weekend with lunch on the courthouse lawn at noon tomorrow including the music of Branded Country. Project Graduation and The Downtown Paris Association fundraise with lunch concessions.

Hear a conversation with MSU President Dr. Randy Dunn on Friday’s Front Page AM. See our entire schedule at


Datebook – March 28: Paris Commune formed 140 years ago

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The Regional Transportation Committee meets Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the Pennyrile Area Development District office at 300 Hammond Drive in Hopkinsville.  Topics include prioritization and project updates.

The Yeiser Art Center hosts a Gala Opening Reception for its Fantastic Fibers 2011 Exhibit Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m.  This international competitive exhibition showcases a wide range of works in the fiber medium.  See 58 works created by 47 fiber artists from around the world and the nation.  The Yeiser is at 200 Broadway in Paducah.  The exhibit runs through April, Quilt Show month.

The Dawson Springs Museum and Art Center showcases Student Art during April.  Works include those from grades 1 through 12, curated by art teacher Cindy Crider.  The museum is on South Main Street in Dawson Springs, open Tuesday through Friday 1 to 4 and by appointment other times.

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Winter Weather Update

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Thursday, February 10

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet/Google Maps

Road Conditions:
The Kentucky State Police say the site of a multi-vehicle accident involving semi trucks on I-24 has been cleared. Both lanes are now open between KY-917 and the Livingston/Lyon County line. Traffic is moving slowly through the site of the crash.

Many area roads are completely covered with packed snow. Transportation officials recommend only getting out on the roads if absolutely necessary. If you do get out today, give yourself plenty of time to get to your destination. Remember to buckle up, turn on your headlights, and drive slowly. Slow down early when coming to intersections and leave plenty of stopping room ahead of cars in front of you.

Kentucky School Closings:
Ballard County, Caldwell County, Calloway County, Carlisle County, Christian County, Christian Fellowship, Community Christian Academy, Crittenden County, Dawson Springs, Daymar College – Paducah, Eastwood Christian Academy, Easter Seals (opens @ 9am/no buses), Ezell Cosmetology, Fulton City, Fulton County, Graves County, Hickman County, Livingston County, Lyon County, Hopkins County, Madisonville Community College (opens @ 9am), Marshall County, Mayfield City, McCracken County, Murray Independent, Murray WATCH Center, New Covenant Academy – Hardin, Northside Baptist Christian, Open Door Christian Academy, Paducah Beauty, Paducah City, St. Joseph – Mayfield, St. Mary, Trigg County, Victory Christian Academy, Webster County, West Kentucky Community and Technical College.

Tennessee School Closings:
Baptist Temple Academy, Clarksville Christian, Clarksville Academy, Henry County, Houston County, Lake County, Montgomery Christian Academy, Montgomery County, Obion County, Paris Special, Stewart County, UT Martin (opens @ 1pm), Weakley County.

Illinois School Closings:
Anna District 37, Cairo, Hardin County, Massac Unit 1, Pope County.

Other Closings:
Ballard County Courthouse/Circuit Clerk, Calloway County Public Library (opens @ 11am), Carlisle County Extension Office/Courthouse/Circuit Clerk, Fulton County Circuit Court (opens @ 9am), Fulton County Transit (dialysis only), Hickman County Circuit Clerk/Court, Hickman County Courthouse (opens @ 10am), Land Between the Lakes Offices/Facilities (opens @ 10am), Livingston District Court, Murray-Calloway County Transit (running on snow routes where possible 9 am – 5 pm, Trolley not running), McCracken County Public Library, Paducah Housing Authority (opens @ 10).

Road Condition Links:
Kentucky Transportation on Facebook: District 1, District 2.

Other Important links:
Latest Regional Weather Info:
National Weather Service – Paducah
Our Regional Weather Page:

Written by Chris Taylor

February 9, 2011 at 4:12 pm

morning cram [foreclosed edition]

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With well over a million homes being repossessed, this year is shaping up to be a record-breaker for US foreclosures.

~NPR reports investigations are mounting looking into allegations some of the country’s largest banks committed fraud.

KENTUCKY~ A Murray murder case will be discussed today. MSU’s Randy Dunn almost makes it into the top 5 UT presidential candidates.  Madisonville discovers it has some bugs in its bed. A Smithland woman is circulating a petition to allow restaurant alcohol sales.  The US-45 Ohio River Bridge will be down to one lane for part of today. Dawson Springs is delaying a decision about tax incentives for bringing in an Owensboro chemical company. Ex-Prez Bill Clinton will stump for Jack Conway @ UK next week. Health officials: the flu’s here.

TENNESSEE~ d TVA adds more Kansas wind farms to its renewable energy portfolio. Ag officials: pasture conditions are bad, but harvest is way ahead of schedule.

morning cram [middle woes edition]

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Being middle class in America once meant feeling secure. You could count on having a decent home, a regular paycheck and food in the fridge.

~NPR reports government statistics confirm just how dramatically life has changed for the middle class.

KENTUCKY~ Mayfield law enforcement denies Florida pastor Terry Jones’ allegations the city’s Muslim community is violent. Police in McCracken County are searching for a missing and possibly depressed homeless man. A Murray construction firm wins a bid to build Marshall County’s new Health Department.  An Owensboro chemical plant may relocate to Dawson Springs. Trigg County’s Ham Fest begins this weekend!!! The Beshear camp banks +$3mil.

TENNESSEE~ South Fulton officials stand by a decision to let a house burn because the residents didn’t pay their annual protection fee. Clarksville mayoral candidates differ on how to prepare for the city’s predicted population explosion. The state’s Employees Association head plans to petition election candidates for pay raises.

morning cram (MLK edition)

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Happy belated birthday, Dr. King.

KY~ A once segregated park unveils a newly renovated building. Wal-Mart drops FLW tourneys. Dawson Springs strays have a place to stay (temporarily). Since 2007, 49 women were killed by their partners statewide; people are rallying.

TN~ Clarksville’s financial forecast: optimistic. Henry County strives to keep giving kids free books.