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Datebook: February 2 – ‘Ulysses’ Published 90 Years Ago

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Ulysses is a novel by the Irish author James Joyce. Considered one of the most important works of Modernist literature, it has been called “a demonstration and summation of the entire movement,” and, “Before Joyce, no writer of fiction had so foregrounded the process of thinking.” Ulysses chronicles the passage of Leopold Bloom through Dublin during an ordinary day, June 16, 1904. Since publication, the book attracted controversy and scrutiny, ranging from early obscenity trials to protracted textual “Joyce Wars.” Ulysses’ stream-of-consciousness technique, careful structuring, and experimental prose—full of puns, parodies, and allusions, as well as its rich characterizations and broad humor, made the book a highly regarded novel in the Modernist pantheon. In 1998, the Modern Library ranked Ulysses first on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century.

It’s Thursday, February 2

Flute-guitar duo Kathleen Karr and Stephen Mattingly will give a recital tomorrow evening at 6 in the Performing Arts Hall on the campus of Murray State University. The program includes works by Italian, French, Argentinean, and American composers. Admission is free. For more information, call the music department at 270-809-4288.

The Western Kentucky Polar Plunge takes place Saturday at 11AM at the Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park. Solicit donations to benefit Special Olympics athletes, then take a chilly dip in the lake. The minimum contribution is $75 for adults or $50 for youth. Find more online at

Land Between the Lakes offers a chance to learn more about the American Civil War during the Fort Henry Anniversary Walk on Saturday from 12:30 to 4PM. Learn about the construction, the battle, and the legacy of Fort Henry during the event’s 150th anniversary. Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for children. Registration is required by calling 924-2020.

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Datebook: July 7 – Slovenian War ends 20 years ago

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On July 7, 1991 – the Brijuni Agreement ends the ten-day independence war in Slovenia against the rest of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. Slovenian and Croatian independence were agreed to. The terms were distinctly favourable to Slovenia; it was agreed that Slovenia and Croatia would postpone their independence for three months — which in practical terms had little real impact — and the Slovenian police and armed forces (Slovenian Territorial Defence) were recognised as sovereign on their territory.

It’s Thursday, July 7

Six Kentucky parks, including Kentucky Dam Village and Lake Barkley offer guided trail rides on horseback during the summer months and into the fall. The 45-minute rides give visitors views of forests, wildlife and lakes. Rides are $18, and most parks offer them seven days a week during the summer. Learn more at

There’s an Artists Demo Day and Reception at the Hopkinsville Art Guild Gallery and Studio Saturday from 1 to 6 p.m. It’s at Bradford Square Mall, 4000 Ft. Campbell Boulevard. See works in creation and purchase original works. There’s more information at

Kids are invited to make their own stepping stones at LBL’s Nature Station Saturday. Workshops are at 1 and 3 p.m. Call 270-924-2020 to reserve a space. The cost is $3 per stepping stone plus Nature Station admission. And remember the daily Golden Pond Planetarium laser light and music shows all this month.

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Datebook: May 25 – Don’t Panic… It’s Towel Day

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Towel Day is celebrated every year on May 25, May as a tribute by fans of the late author Douglas Adams. On this day, fans carry a towel with them to demonstrate their love for the books and the author, as referenced in Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. The commemoration was first held in 2001, two weeks after Adams’ death on 11 May 2001.  Check out the Towel Day Facebook Page.

Here’s Datebook for Wednesday, May 25

The Memorial Day weekend brings the Arts and Crafts show to Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park in Gilbertsville. It runs 9 to 5 with live music starting at 10 both Saturday and Sunday. Area food vendors are on hand and some craft participants demonstrate their work. There’s free admission and parking.

The Farmers’ Market of Murray – Calloway County is open at the Murray-Calloway County Fairgrounds about 2 miles from Murray off of Hwy 121 North. It’s open Saturdays from 7a.m. to 1:00 pm. Beginning June 22 the market will open on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 7 to 1.

Due to recent flooding, the beach at Lake Barkley State Resort Park will be closed so it can be cleaned up. The beach will not be open for Memorial Day weekend. The park will announce the reopening of the beach soon. For more information call 1-800-325-1708 or email

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Datebook: March 25 – Waffle Day in Sweden

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Murray State’s Animal Health Technology Day is tomorrow at Carman Pavilion on College Farm Road across from Calloway County High.  From 8 to 4 dogs and cats are welcome for baths, various basic diagnostic tests, nail cuts and ear cleaning.  The Humane Society of Calloway County provides a pet ID clinic.

Kentucky Dam Village’s 38th Annual Buffalo Dinner and Native American Heritage Day is noon til 8 tomorrow.  Enjoy a $19.95 buffet featuring carved steamship of buffalo, buffalo brisket with Cajun demi glace, smoked buffalo with chipotle BBQ sauce and more.  Demonstrations of the Cherokee culture are presented 1 to 5 p.m.

A “Sucker Punch” Ride benefits MSU’s cycling team tomorrow. Registration starts at 7 a.m. at GearUp Cycles on the corner of 15th and Main for 50 and 100 kilometer rides.  Riders get a police escort from 15th and Main to Doran and Wiswell Roads and then are on their own through the southern part of Calloway, including Hazel.

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Datebook: February 9 – Jefferson Davis elected Confederate President 150 years ago

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It’s Wednesday, February 9.

Murray State’s Department of Accounting resumes its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Service Friday.  The noon to 4 p.m. free tax assistance, first come, first served, continues Friday, February 18,  March 4, March 25, and April 8.  Go to Murray State’s Business Building South, Room 353.  If you need help knowing what to bring, call 270-809-4193.

The Kentucky State Parks around us offer Valentine’s parties this weekend.  Lake Barkley has a dance and dinner with Syndicate of Soul Saturday.  Kentucky Dam Village has a Sweetheart’s Buffet Saturday with several entrees.  Pennyrile Forest has a Not So Newly Wed Game at 7 p.m. Saturday.  And Kenlake offers a romantic candlelight dinner in Aurora Landing Restaurant.

Buddhist monk Tsering Phuntsok offers a conversation on Love and Compassion Monday, Valentine’s Day, at 3:30 p.m. in Mason Hall at Murray State.  Phuntsok shares a Tibetan Buddhist perspective and speaks of his volunteer work in Dharamsala, India, the exiled home of the Dalai Lama.

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morning cram [gi jane edition]

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Over the past decade, the number of female veterans who have become homeless has nearly doubled to roughly 6,500.

~NPR hears most of them are younger than 35.

Have a reflective Veteran’s Day.

KENTUCKY~ VISA tells CFSB someone hacked into their accounts. A Murray business lands some $50k in tax benefits to save or create 1 job. Burn bans are back in Marshall, Fulton and Christian Counties. The chief of police in Oak Grove is suspended and is being investigated for unknown reasons. An AWOL soldier plans to turn himself in to Fort Campbell authorities today. Several veteran’s cemeteries throughout the state host ceremonies today. Governor Beshear hands down a pair of magistrate appointments and announces Uncle Sam will pay for improvements @ 2 area airports. State revenue is still looking good.

ILLINOIS~ Police: a deadly Brookport home invasion was not random.