The Front Blog

Conversations from the Four Rivers Region

Posts Tagged ‘Roy Stewart Stadium

Datebook: August 5 – 100th birthday of actor Robert Taylor

with one comment

Spangler Arlington Brugh, better known as Robert Taylor, was born on August 5th, 1911 in Filley, Nebraska. Nicknamed “The Man with the Perfect Profile,” Taylor appeared in films of varying genres alongside such actors as Vivien Leigh, Elizabeth Taylor, and Lana Turner. Notable works include “Billy the Kid,” “Ivanhoe,” and “Quo Vadis.” Taylor died of lung cancer on June 8, 1969.


It’s Friday, August 5.

The Humane Society of Calloway County has an Adoption and Pet ID Day at Tractor Supply in Murray tomorrow from 10 to 1.

Murray’s Make a Difference Day is tomorrow at Roy Stewart Stadium from 9 to 1. Recycle paper and cardboard, eyeglasses, aluminum cans, cell phones, ink jet cartridges, outdated prescription drugs, clothing, plastics, tin cans, and glass. Also used motor oil, A, B., C, and D batteries and books.

The Icehouse Art Center in Mayfield opens its Harvey Parker Community Show with a reception tonight from 6 to 8. Author and World War II medic, Mike Freeland will be on hand to sign his books about his experiences. The Ice House is at 120 North Eighth.

The Hotel Metropolitan on Oscar Cross Avenue in Paducah has an Emancipation Celebration fish fry tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $8.

Please join us in the CFSB Center when A Prairie Home Companion broadcasts live to the nation from the Four Rivers Region on November 5. See! Thanks!

Datebook: May 19 – First national park service established 100 years ago

leave a comment »

Parks Canada was established on May 19, 1911, as the Dominion Parks Branch under the Department of the Interior, becoming the world’s first national park service. Parks Canada is mandated to protect and present nationally significant natural and cultural heritage, and foster public understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment in ways that ensure their ecological and commemorative integrity for present and future generations. The system currently manages 42 National Parks (including seven National Park Reserves), four National Marine Conservation Areas, one National Landmark, and 167 National Historic Sites. Read more about Parks Canada on their official website.

Here’s Datebook for Thursday, May 19

Saturday’s Make a Difference Recycling Day in Murray at Roy Stewart Stadium from 9 to 1. Bring paper and cardboard, eyeglasses, aluminum cans, cell phones, ink jet cartridges, clothes, plastics, tin cans, glass, used motor oil, batteries, and books. Law enforcement agencies are collecting outdated medicines.

Families and friends of Oak Grove Cemetery on Park Avenue in Paducah are invited to spruce up the grave-sites from 9 to 2 Saturday. There will be assistance in re-leveling and plumbing headstones. They need help with landscape work, filling in low spots and up-righting fallen monuments in the burial ground established in the mid-nineteenth century.

The Glema Center Youth Chorale makes its debut performance Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts at Madisonville Community College. It’s part of the Madisonville North Hopkins High School Choral Spring Concert, which is free to all.

Thank you for being an advocate for public radio. Follow conversations in Washington about funding public radio through There’s a click at

morning cram [bye bye edition]

leave a comment »

“President Obama has drawn an official end to U.S. combat operations in Iraq, but challenges lie ahead in a country that faces persistent insurgent violence and political turmoil.”

~NPR analyzes the President’s prime-time address.

KENTUCKY~ Murray Police investigate a reported sexual assault. Public tips lead to an (alleged) McCracken County burglar’s arrest and 3 Paducah men get slapped with cocaine trafficking charges. Paducah commissioners will vote later this month on throwing Greyhound Bus Lines a few bones ($12k) to relocate and accepting a police taser grant. Bowling Green Technical College gets accredited. Beshear and Whitfield will be among officials breaking ground @ Smithland’s hydro-electric plant today. Officials: 2 more Fort Campbell soldiers died (last weekend). Kentucky Transportation workers will be on call during Friday’s state-mandated furlough day. Senate Prez Williams and Ag Commish Farmer will run on a ticket together for Governor.

ILLINOIS~ Massac County may borrow its way out of payroll debt.