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Datebook: September 20 – Bush declares War on Terror 10 years ago

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On September 20, 2001, during a televised address to a joint session of congress and in the wake of the September 11 attacks, President George W. Bush delivered an ultimatum to the Taliban government of Afghanistan to turn over Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda leaders operating in the country or face attack. He said, “Our ‘war on terror’ begins with al Qaeda, but it does not end there. It will not end until every terrorist group of global reach has been found, stopped and defeated.”

It’s Tuesday, September 20

There’s a critical need for O-Negative and A-Negative blood types at the Murray Calloway County Hospital Blood Donor Center. It’s on the first floor of the North Tower. Also, there’s a Blood Drive tomorrow from 8 to 4 at the MCCH Center for Health and Wellness on Poplar Street.

Tickets for the 27th Annual Tobacco Night Rider Tour Saturday are on sale now at the Pennyroyal Area Museum at 217 East 9th Street in Hopkinsville. Open hay-ride tours run at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. in a reenactment of the Tobacco Night Rider Raid of December, 1907. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for children up to age 12. Refreshment concessions available.

The Glema Mahr Center for the Arts at Madisonville Community College offers the Cambridge University American Stage Tour presentation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth Thursday at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the Glema Center Box Office, 270-821-ARTS.

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Datebook: September 6 – McKinley Fatally Shot 110 Years Ago

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The assassination of President William McKinley occurred on September 6, 1901, during a meet and greet at the Temple of Music on the grounds of the 1901 Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York. He was shot twice by anarchist Leon Czolgosz. Initially, he appeared to be recovering from his wounds, but died on September 14, 1901, and was succeeded by Vice President Theodore Roosevelt. After McKinley’s murder, Congress passed legislation to officially charge the Secret Service with the responsibility of providing physical protection for U.S. presidents.

It’s Tuesday, September 6

Glema Mahr Center for the Arts commemorates the 10th anniversary of the events which occurred on September 11, 2001 with a combined community choir and orchestra program at 6 p.m. Sunday. Special guests are composer and soloist Dr. Mike Harland and soloist Teresa Harland. The Glema Mahr Center is on the campus of Madisonville Community College.

The Paris Henry County Arts Council presents the Bethel University Renaissance Theatre production of “Steel Magnolias”. The play starts at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Krider Performing Arts Center 650 Volunteer Drive, Paris. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students 18 and under.

Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp hosts a Community Conversation next Monday from 5:15 to 7 p.m. at Hopkinsville Middle School. The program includes details of the new city building and other projects. The Hopkinsville High School Choir performs and there will be light refreshments as well as a door prize handcrafted by a local artist.

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Datebook: May 31 – Burning of Jaffna Library 30 Years Ago

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The burning of the Jaffna Library, from May 31 – June 2, 1981, was an important event in the Sri Lankan civil war and was one of the most violent examples of ethnic biblioclasm of the 20th century. At the time of its destruction, the library was one of the biggest in Asia, containing over 97,000 different books and manuscripts. Learn more about the event from Tamil National.

It’s Tuesday, May 31

The Caring Hearts Fund of the Paris & Henry County Healthcare Foundation hosts a concert and silent auction Friday at the Paris Convention Center, 1510 East Wood. Tabitha Myrick, Mark McWherter and Jim Merrel perform as the acoustic trio Trifecta from 6 PM to midnight. Tickets are $12 at the door. The event is “bring your own beverage” and includes a silent auction. Proceeds benefit patients receiving cancer treatment.

Thursday the Murdock Farm Field Day starts at 9 a.m. at 1576 Kildeer Trail in Murray. Oregonian Nick Bowers speaks on annual ryegrass as a cover crop. National Resources Conservation service personnel will be there for questions. Contact 270-210-3429.

Tomorrow is the deadline for applications for The Senior Arts Academy, next Monday through June 17th for grades 6 through 12, at the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts at Madisonville Community College. Students produce Honk, Jr., a musical about a modern day ugly duckling. There’s a registration form at – scholarships are available.

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Datebook: April 7 – World Health Day

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All about World Health Day

It’s Thursday, April 7.

Lake Barkley State Resort Park’s dining room and lodge will be closed Monday, April 11 due to a scheduled power outage for transformer maintenance.  The fitness center and trails will remain open.  The Cadiz Rotary breakfast will not be affected.  To donate to next week’s annual Cadiz Rotary Auction contact a club member.

Paducah’s 2011 Dogwood Trail Celebration starts Sunday with residents lighting up lawns and dogwoods with winners to be recognized Monday at 7 p.m. at a ceremony at City Hall.  The dogwood trail is 12 miles long with signs marking the route.  Get a map at or

The Glema Mahr Center for the Arts on campus at Madisonville Community College presents Southern Fried Jazz  in concert Saturday at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are $18 for the musical journey for Dixieland lovers and jazz enthusiasts.  Call the box office at 270-821-2787.

We appreciate your support and invite you to our 40th Anniversary Finale event in Murray Friday, April 15.  It’s a festive 70’s evening – see more at

Datebook: March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day

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Good St. Patrick’s Day Thursday, March 17.

Madisonville Community College’s Glema Mahr Center for the Arts and Children’s Center for Dance Education present an hour long adaptation of the classic ballet Hansel & Gretel tonight at 7.  Tickets are $12 half price for children 12 and under.

Markethouse Theatre’s “Murder for Hire” troupe presents the murder mystery Phantom of the Market House Theatre tomorrow and Saturday at the Theatre.  Pampered Palate provides dinner for the evening starting at 6:30.  Tickets are $30 at the box office, 270-444-6828, noon to 5.  Attendees go on a clue hunt to discover a killer and the motive.  The Theatre’s near the riverfront in Paducah.

Rossview High School in Clarksville is the site  for the 37th Annual State of Tennessee Old-Time Fiddlers’ Championships starting tomorrow at 7 p.m. and continuing Saturday morning at 9.  Admission is $8 Friday, $10 Saturday with proceeds going to Hilldale Civitan Club charities.

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Datebook: January 17 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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It’s Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 17.

The National Symphony Orchestra comes to Paducah next month.  The Carson Center and the Paducah Symphony Orchestra present the National Symphony Orchestra in concert February 21 at 7 p.m.  Tickets are $45, $35, $20 and $15 for students at the Carson Center Box office open 10 to 5 Monday through Friday or online at

The regular monthly meeting of the Christian County Grandparent Support Group is Wednesday from 10 a.m. on at the PADD Office, 300 Hammond Drive in Hopkinsville.

Glema Mahr Center for the Arts at Madisonville Community College shows the 50th Anniversary Exhibit of the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsman in its Anne P. Baker Gallery through March 4.  It’s open 9 to 4 weekdays, 3 hours before shows.

Use to follow our schedule of programs about our African American heritage starting Thursday at noon with a feature about Bayard Rustin, who counseled Dr. King on the use of non-violent resistance.

Datebook: January 14 – Benedict Arnold turns 270

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It’s Friday, January 14.

Murray State’s Eagle Gallery hosts a reception tonight from 4 to 6 p.m. introducing The History of Mexico through Its Engravings — A Foreign Land:  Women, Domestic Violence and Migration – encaustic paintings and poetry — Works by New MSU Art Faculty:  Michelle Given, photography and Katie Hudnall, wood and works by Gallery Director Mary Van Wassenhove, prints and sculpture.  The Gallery is on the 6th Floor of Doyle Fine Arts.

Paducah Tilghman High School hosts the Oscar Cross Boys and Girls Club Sing-A-Thon tomorrow from 6 to 11 p.m.  Monday Martin Luther King Jr. Day observances include a Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at the Cherry Civic Center.

The Glema Mahr Center for the Arts at Madisonville Community College hosts auditions at 2 p.m. Sunday for the Children’s Center for Dance Education’s supporting roles in Hansel and Gretel the Ballet to be presented in March.

The Yeiser Art Center in Paducah opens its new Teen Spirit 2011 Exhibition with a reception 3 to 5 Sunday featuring works by area high school students.

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