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Datebook: June 28 – Henry VIII born 520 years ago

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Henry VIII was born on June 28, 1491 (and died January 28, 1547). He was the King of England for nearly 40 years, until his death, Lord and King of Ireland, claimant to the Kingdom of France. He may be best known for his six marriages, and also for his role in the separation of the Church of England from the Catholic Church. He also oversaw the union of England and Wales. Though an attractive and charismatic man in his early years, he suffered from obesity near the end of his rule. This fact, often paralleled with his personal vanity, as such, has led to his frequent depiction as a lustful, egotistical, harsh and insecure king. Whichever the case, he is arguably on of the most famous (or infamous) kings in history and we wish him a happy birthday.

It’s Tuesday, June 28

There’s a new exhibit at the Pennyroyal Area Museum in Hopkinsville featuring University of Kentucky die-cast model cars and collectibles.  The collection includes eighty model cars and trucks, as well as one model airplane.  The museum is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 4:30 and on Saturday from 10 to 3.

Land Between the Lakes asks for public input in developing a long-range facility plan for the Golden Pond Visitor Center Complex.  Although there are no immediate plans to make changes to the facility, the LBL staff hopes to create a thirty-year vision for the complex.  Information on how to submit your comments and suggestions is at

The NWS PEACE program, a non-profit foreign student exchange program, seeks families to host high school students from Ecuador, Turkey, Brazil, Vietnam, and other countries for the 2011 school year.  Students need to be matched with host families by August 1st.  For more information, visit

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