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Datebook: May 13 – Queen Victoria issues proclamation of neutrality for Confederacy 150 years ago

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On May 13, 1861, Queen Victoria issued her proclamation of neutrality, recognizing the Confederates as having belligerent rights. That the Queen’s proclamation, later imitated by other countries, sent an international message that the South was a responsible government conducting war. As such it was deemed entitled to the rights and subject to the obligations of a belligerent in international law. Click here to read more about the proclamation.

Here’s Datebook for Friday, May 13

Calloway County Red Cross is registering for its Summer Swim Program through May. Stop by the office on the second floor of the Weaks Community Center on Poplar Street or call 270-753-1421. The first of five sessions of summer swim starts June 6. Also, see

West Kentucky Allied Services is among organizations accepting donations of nonperishable food for flood victims. Offices in Ballard, Calloway, Carlisle, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Marshall and McCracken counties are open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays for receiving items. Get further information in the flood section of

LBL’s Pickin’ Party is Memorial Day Weekend. 10 to 7 Saturday and 11 to 6 Sunday music includes Mark Dvorak, the Dixie Volunteers, the Cumberland River Plowboys, Dan Knowles, Bawn in the Mash, Common Thread, Steephill Travelers, Red River Breeze and Nathan Blake Lynn. It’s at LBL’s Homeplace.

Thanks for making public radio on air and at part of your life. Here’s to a restful weekend!

Datebook: May 11 – Chang and Eng turn 200

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Chang and Eng Bunker were born May 11, 1811 – 200 years ago. Arguably the most famous conjoined twin brothers, their condition and birthplace became the basis for the term “Siamese twins.” They were joined at the sternum by a small piece of cartilage. Their livers were fused but independently complete. Although 19th century medicine did not have the means to do so, modern surgical techniques would have easily allowed them to be separated. Read more about these fascinating twins.

Here’s Datebook for Wednesday, May 11

There’s a Buzzard Brothers Smoke on the Water Flood Relief Fundraiser Saturday from 11 to 3 at Max’s Brick Oven Courtyard, 112 South Second in Paducah. Enjoy BBQ lunch or pre-order pickup – with music by Lew Jetton, Nathan Blake Lynn and the Solid Rock’it Boosters. Pre-order chicken and pork three ways at Kirchoff’s before 5 p.m. Thursday.

Murray State’s 88th May Commencement begins at 10 a.m. Saturday in the CFSB Center. Degree candidates line up at lower level Gate A at 9 a.m. There’s a drop off zone for those needing special assistance in the lot off Gilbert Graves Drive. See for details.

The Humane Society of Marshall County’s spring yard sale is Saturday starting at 7:30 a.m. at the facility at 6301 Highway 68 East in Benton. Get Pet and family photos from 10 to 2. Bake sale and grilled hot dogs available. Contest winners are being announced at 2.

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Local music bits

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I had the chance to catch up with Nathan Lynn  yesterday at his show at The Breakers on Kentucky Lake. Nathan Blake LynnNathan told me he was headed to Nashville this week to begin recording his third album which hopefully will be ready by years end or soon thereafter. It was a great show with Kentucky Lake as the backdrop in this great venue for music. The lineup included Nathan on guitar and fronting the show, Cody Campbell on bass, Casey Campbell on banjo, Clayton Campbell on fiddle and Josh Coffey on mandolin.

Also was able to sit and speak with Josh Coffey of Bawn in the Mash for a few minutes. He shared that the new “Mash” album may be a bit more “rootsy” than Confluence was. This will be the fourth album for Bawn in the Mash.

Look for more information on both of these local acts in the coming months. You can catch both playing this weekend at the LBL Picking Party and the 1890’s Homeplace in Land Between the Lakes. Music starts at 10:00 AM Saturday and 11:00 AM Sunday. Bring your lawn chairs AND your bug spray. You can find more information on the Picking Party at

After the Picking Party both acts have shows Saturday night May 29th in western Kentucky. Nathan Blake Lynn will be playing at Doe’s Eat Place at 8:00 PM. Bawn in the Mash will play at The Big Apple Cafe at 9:00 PM in Murray, KY.

~ John McMillen

Written by John McMillen

May 24, 2010 at 9:56 pm