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Datebook: June 7 – Supreme Court sets precedent for vulgar writing 40 years ago

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On June 7, 1971, the US Supreme Court overturned the conviction of Paul Cohen, setting a precedent for protecting vulgar writing under the First Amendment of the Constitution.  Cohen v. California, 403 U.S. 15 was a United States Supreme Court case dealing with freedom of speech. The Court overturned a disturbing the peace conviction of a man wearing a jacket decorated with profanity.

It’s Tuesday, June 7

There’s a Jackson Purchase ACA Trail Ride, Saddle Up for St. Jude, Saturday at Wrangler’s Campground in LBL. Registration is from 9 to 11:30 am; with the ride running from 12:30 to 4 pm. Lunch will take place from 11 am to noon. The award ceremony is set for 4 pm. Lunch is provided for participants collecting donations. Contact

Mickey Garrison offers a drawing workshop at the Murray Art Guild for youth ages 10 and up, all next week, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Traditional drawing techniques and fun themes with heroes and characters are part of the experience. Get details about this and other summer art workshops at

The Owensboro Museum of Fine Arts hosts a free visual and performing arts camp, Bluegrass Splash, for children ages 6 to 14 next Monday through July 1. Make reservations for the variety of sessions by phoning the museum. Tomorrow’s the deadline. See or call 270-685-3181.

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Datebook: April 15 – Jackie Robinson Day

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Jackie Robinson played his first game with the Dodgers on April 15, 1947.

It’s Friday, April 15. 

Murray’s Playhouse in the Park opens “Disney’s Mulan Jr.” tonight.  The show runs through the 23rd.  Show times are 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Saturdays.  There’s also a matinee this Sunday at 2:30 p.m.  Get tickets at

West Kentucky Community and Technical College’s Clemens Fine Arts Center in Paducah presents Nunsense tonight and tomorrow night at 7:30, Sunday at 2:30.  Tickets are $15.

Sunday at 2 p.m. Murray State’s Symphony Orchestra presents a free concert in Lovett Auditorium.

Tomorrow brings a one day safe boating course to the Janice Mason Art Museum’s lower level at 71 Main in Cadiz.  It runs 8 to 5 and families are welcome.  There is a $20 fee for textbooks and materials for which advance payment is required.  Contact Ken Culwell at 270-924-0363.

Tonight at 7 the Jackson Purchase Dance Company offers its “all you can eat” dessert performance with a production of “The Hobbit:  A Story Ballet.”  Admission is $8.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Watch today’s possibly severe weather alerts at as well as on air.  Take care.