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Datebook: August 3 – Jungfrau climbed 200 years ago

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The Jungfrau is one of the main summits in the Bernese Alps, situated between the cantons of Valais and Bern in Switzerland. Together with the Eiger and Mönch, the Jungfrau forms a massive wall overlooking the Bernese Oberland and is considered one of the most emblematic sights of the Swiss Alps. The summit was first reached on August 3, 1811 by the Meyer brothers of Aarau and two chamois hunters from Valais. The ascent followed a long expedition over the glaciers and high passes of the Bernese Alps.

It’s Wednesday, August 3

Saturday brings the “Bomber Back to School Bash” to Ballard County. Along with academic activities, a health and resource fair at Ballard Memorial High School Gym in Barlow goes from 8:30 a.m. to Noon, at which the Purchase District Health Department offers required immunizations for entering 6th graders, and parents and students can meet with post-secondary schools and prospective employers.

Reed Conder Gymnasium at Marshall County High in Draffenville opens its doors at 5 p.m. Saturday for the 37th annual CFSB Watermelon bust featuring two thousand pounds of cold watermelon, kids games and photos with SpongeBob and Elmo. At 5:45 a concert begins featuring three southern gospel groups. It’s all free.

The Hummingbird Festival is back at LBL’s Nature Station this weekend, while migration is at its peak. There are hummingbird programs from 9 to 4 Saturday and 10 to 4 Sunday. There’s a $20 per person Dinner with the Hummingbirds Friday at 6 for which reservations are needed. Call 270-924-2020.

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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 27 – Vincent Price turns 100

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Vincent Price was born on May 27, 1911 (and died October 25, 1993). He was an American actor, best known for his distinctive voice and serio-comic attitude in a series of horror films made in the later part of his career. Some notable films include “The Keys to the Kingdom,” “Abbot and Costello Meet Frankenstein,” “The Thee Musketeers,” “The Fly,” “House on Haunted Hill,” “Nefertiti, Queen of the Nile,” “Edward Scissorhands,” and… of course… “Michael Jackson’s Thriller.” The list, however, is nearly endless. There is little doubt that Price’s contribution to cinema was substantial and unique. Click here to see his filmography.

Here’s Datebook for Friday, May 27

The Pickin’ Party continues at the Homeplace Sunday while LBL’s Nature Station also has lots to do. At 11 a.m. learn about barred owls. There’s a riverbank puppet show at 1:30, then A Serious Case of the Uglies: Strange Animals of LBL at 3:30. A family oriented sunset canoe trip sets out at 6. Make reservations at 270-924-2020 today.

Today is the deadline for entrees in the My Little Hearts Beauty Pageant at the Tymeless Hearts Carnival in Murray on June 25. Children newborn to 13 may sign up. $25 entry fees benefit families of children with heart defects. E-mail

Ross Bolen stars in the Hank Williams’ tribute Lost Highway at the Badgett Playhouse in Grand Rivers tonight at 7 and tomorrow at 2 and again next weekend. Hear the songs of Williams’ Louisiana Hayride and Grand Ole Opry fame until his demise at age twenty-nine. Get tickets

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Datebook: May 17 – Lisa Fonssagrives, the first supermodel, turns 100

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Lisa Fonssagrives was a Swedish fashion model, most widely credited as the first supermodel. She was born May 17, 1911 and died February 4, 1992.  Before Fonssagrives came to the United States in 1939, she was already a top model. Her image appeared on the cover of many magazines during the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, including Town & Country, Life, Time, Vogue, and the original Vanity Fair. She was reported as “the highest paid, highest praised, high fashion model in the business”. Fonssagrives once described herself as a “good clothes hanger”. Read more about Fonssagrives.

Here’s Datebook for Tuesday, May 17

Surprise the pundits. Vote in today’s Kentucky primary. Polls are open 6 to 6.

The Music Department of the Murray Woman’s Club presents a dinner and entertainment fundraiser, Live, Laugh Love, tonight at 6:30 at the clubhouse, 704 Vine Street. Dinner fare is casserole, salad, rolls, dessert and tea or water for a minimum donation of $8. Proceeds benefit music scholarships.

Life Line Screening of Louisville brings its mobile vascular screening to Murray tomorrow. It will be available at First Presbyterian Church on west Main Street. It costs $149 for Carotid, atrial fibrillation, abdominal aortic aneurysm and peripheral arterial disease screenings. Advance appointments are necessary at 800-694-8895.

Saturday LBL’s Nature Station hosts A Day for Dogs weather permitting from 9 to noon. There’s a guided hike at 10:30. Dogs must be leashed.

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