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Datebook: April 5 – Inventor of Segway turns 60

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Dean Kamen, inventor of Segway, turns 60 – Click here to see his Wikipedia page.

It’s Tuesday, April 5.

Thursday the Paducah School of Art/WKCTC 2011 Student Art Exhibition opens at the Clemens Gallery of the Clemens Fine Arts Center on the West Kentucky Community and Technical College Campus.  There’s a reception from 5 to 7 p.m.  The College is at 4810 Alben Barkley Drive.

The Murray State String Ensemble Concert is tonight at 6 in Performing Arts Hall of the Fine Arts Building.  Works by Machado, Tarrega, Paganini, Bizet and Bach are on the program for many combinations of strings including the MSU Guitar Ensemble in its first concert performance.

The Paducah Symphony Orchestra requests artwork for display during its “Triumphant” Concert April 16th at 7:30 p.m. in the Carson Center.  The program features the Symphony Chorus in Cerubini’s Requiem.  The 2011 Young Artist Competition winners also perform.  Submit complementary artworks by Noon, Thursday, April 14th at the Symphony Office at 201 Broadway.

About $2500 in your pledges and gifts will put the WKMS Community Fundraiser over the top.  Call 800-599-4737 to help or use the secure pledge page at  Thanks so much.

Datebook: March 2 – Semaphore machine unveiled 220 years ago

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It’s Tuesday, March 2.

The Murray DAR hosts a Genealogical Workshop at Murray State’s Pogue Library on 15th Street Saturday.  The community is welcome for the 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. session with research experts explaining how to use the physical and virtual genealogical resources of Pogue.  There’s a $5 fee with student admission free.

There’s a gardening talk Saturday from 9 to noon at the Emerging Technology Center of West Kentucky Community and Technical College in Paducah.  Gardener Norman Wallace leads the Workforce Solutions Class covering basic gardening principles including sun exposure, soil types, how to respond to pests, insects, and weeds.

Murray State’s Athena Festival contributes its celebration of women composers tomorrow night with a Concert Choir and Chamber Singers Concert directed by Bradley Almquist.  Hear the premiere of Song of Songs by Karen Thomas, director of Seattle Pro Musica, at the 7:30 p.m. free concert in Lovett Auditorium.

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Datebook: February 10 – New Delhi becomes India’s capital 80 years ago

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It’s Thursday, February 10.

Tomorrow is the deadline for reservations for LBL’s small business seminar, focusing on sustainable tourism, set for Saturday, February 19 at the Golden Pond Visitor’s Center.  The cost is $20 per person, including lunch for the 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. seminar.  Register at 270-924-2233.  For more, go to and click on alerts and notices.

MOMS Cookies and American Legion Post 236 Women’s Auxiliary have a Valentine Dinner Dance Saturday at St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Aurora.  Tickets are $20 for the candlelight dinner starting at 5 p.m. and dancing to music of the 40’s and 50’s.   Proceeds go to provide services for military personnel and their families.

West Kentucky Community and Technical College in Paducah presents the Irving Street Rep’s Sophisticated Ladies tomorrow at 7:30 p.m.  $25 tickets are available at  Enjoy the hits of Duke Ellington’s Cotton Club days to his jazz suites.

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Winter Weather Update

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Thursday, February 10

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet/Google Maps

Road Conditions:
The Kentucky State Police say the site of a multi-vehicle accident involving semi trucks on I-24 has been cleared. Both lanes are now open between KY-917 and the Livingston/Lyon County line. Traffic is moving slowly through the site of the crash.

Many area roads are completely covered with packed snow. Transportation officials recommend only getting out on the roads if absolutely necessary. If you do get out today, give yourself plenty of time to get to your destination. Remember to buckle up, turn on your headlights, and drive slowly. Slow down early when coming to intersections and leave plenty of stopping room ahead of cars in front of you.

Kentucky School Closings:
Ballard County, Caldwell County, Calloway County, Carlisle County, Christian County, Christian Fellowship, Community Christian Academy, Crittenden County, Dawson Springs, Daymar College – Paducah, Eastwood Christian Academy, Easter Seals (opens @ 9am/no buses), Ezell Cosmetology, Fulton City, Fulton County, Graves County, Hickman County, Livingston County, Lyon County, Hopkins County, Madisonville Community College (opens @ 9am), Marshall County, Mayfield City, McCracken County, Murray Independent, Murray WATCH Center, New Covenant Academy – Hardin, Northside Baptist Christian, Open Door Christian Academy, Paducah Beauty, Paducah City, St. Joseph – Mayfield, St. Mary, Trigg County, Victory Christian Academy, Webster County, West Kentucky Community and Technical College.

Tennessee School Closings:
Baptist Temple Academy, Clarksville Christian, Clarksville Academy, Henry County, Houston County, Lake County, Montgomery Christian Academy, Montgomery County, Obion County, Paris Special, Stewart County, UT Martin (opens @ 1pm), Weakley County.

Illinois School Closings:
Anna District 37, Cairo, Hardin County, Massac Unit 1, Pope County.

Other Closings:
Ballard County Courthouse/Circuit Clerk, Calloway County Public Library (opens @ 11am), Carlisle County Extension Office/Courthouse/Circuit Clerk, Fulton County Circuit Court (opens @ 9am), Fulton County Transit (dialysis only), Hickman County Circuit Clerk/Court, Hickman County Courthouse (opens @ 10am), Land Between the Lakes Offices/Facilities (opens @ 10am), Livingston District Court, Murray-Calloway County Transit (running on snow routes where possible 9 am – 5 pm, Trolley not running), McCracken County Public Library, Paducah Housing Authority (opens @ 10).

Road Condition Links:
Kentucky Transportation on Facebook: District 1, District 2.

Other Important links:
Latest Regional Weather Info:
National Weather Service – Paducah
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Written by Chris Taylor

February 9, 2011 at 4:12 pm

Datebook: Frebruary 3 – Chinese New Year (Rabbit)

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It’s Thursday, February 3.

In Paducah, West Kentucky Community and Technical College’s Clemens Fine Arts Center hosts a Chinese New Year Celebration this evening from 4 to 6:30 p.m.  There’s no admission charge for food, a movie, an exhibit of painting and photography, and demonstrations of calligraphy.

In Murray there’s a free Chinese New Year Celebration tomorrow night from 5 to 7 in the Stables of Murray State’s Curris Center.  It’s the Year of the Rabbit.

Clarksville, Tennessee’s Transit System’s free fare day allows residents and visitors to ride buses for free all day today.

LBL hosts a Fort Henry Anniversary Walk from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday.  In February 1862 Confederate forces occupied the fort and Federal forces were moving up the Tennessee River.  Meet at the Fort Henry Hiking Trail Parking lot – waterproof footgear is recommended.  The Homeplace hosts a free program about the Anniversary from 12:30 to 2.

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Datebook: January 27 – International Holocaust Remembrance Day

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It’s Thursday, January 27.

Tonight MSU Professor Dale Leys’ Advanced Drawing Class exhibition at the West Kentucky Community and Technical College Fine Arts Center in Paducah closes with a reception from 5 to 7 .  Ten students show works ranging from traditional techniques to contemporary applications.

Tonight the Murray State University Symphony Orchestra performs a special concert in Lovett Auditorium at 7:30.  Students Robert Arneson and Cody Martin, both pianists, fulfill their concerto requirement performing works by Prokofiev and Gershwin respectively.  The Orchestra performs in Orchestra Hall in Chicago in March.

The Murray Art Guild offers clay production and hand building studios for adults and Messy Fridays for youth focusing on developing skills and exploration.  All materials are provided.  See more at or call 270-753-4059.

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Datebook: January 12 – Harrisburg Seven indicted 40 years ago

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It’s Wednesday, January 12.

Tonight the Winter Residency Reading of the Murray State MFA in Creative Writing features MSU’s faculty member Martin Roper, author of the novel, Gone.  Roper is the Watkins Chair in Creative Writing-Fiction.  Also, he directs the Irish Writing Program in Dublin, Ireland.  Roper’s reading begins at 7:30 p.m. in Clara Eagle Gallery, 6th Floor, Price Doyle Fine Arts Building.

West Kentucky Community and Technical College announces a new class:  learn bass fishing from a pro with seasoned tournament angler Mark Menendez.  The class meets Tuesday evenings, starting next Tuesday, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Emerging Technology Center on the Blandville Road campus in Paducah.  Sign up for the class at 270-534-3335.  The cost is $65 per person including free lures.

The City of Cadiz and City Council honors Ft. Campbell Soldiers who have given their lives for the nation with “A Day of Mourning” ceremony Friday at 11 a.m. in front of City Hall.

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Datebook – Wednesday, November 10

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It’s Wednesday, November 10.

Horses, Inc. which offers therapeutic riding in western Kentucky, has its Holiday Bazaar and Expo this weekend at the former Goody’s Building across from Kentucky Oaks Mall in Paducah.  It’s open 10 to 6 Saturday and 10 to 5 Sunday. Over 50 exhibitors from 5 states offer items ranging from jewelry to woodworking.

Best selling novelist David Baldacci headlines the 29th Annual Kentucky Book Fair Saturday from 9 to 3 at the Frankfort Convention center.  Baldacci speaks at 7 p.m. tomorrow at West Kentucky Community and Technical College’s Clemens Fine Arts Center in Paducah.  A q and a session and book signing follow.  Get $10 Tickets at the Arts in Focus Box Office.

Young singers from the Pennyrile perform with the Nashville Opera in an English language presentation of Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel tomorrow.  The production starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Alhambra, 507 South Main in Hopkinsville.  Call the Pennyroyal Arts Council at 270-887-4295.

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Datebook – November 1, 2010

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It’s Monday, November 1.

The Murray/Hazel Lions annual action starts today and goes through Thursday on channel 13 of Murray Electric and Newwave systems, plus channel 298.  Proceeds benefit local eye care programs.   The call-in number is 270-761-6000.

West Kentucky Community and Technical College Theatre Department presents Poetry Bon Bouche tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. on stage in the Clemens Fine Arts Center on campus on Blandville Road in Paducah.  It’s free and refreshments are served upon the start of the production, an ensemble dialogue of poetry focusing on food as metaphor, ritual and remembrance with music.

Wickliffe Mounds gift shop holiday sale runs Friday through Sunday with marked down items including tees, souvenirs, books, and handcrafts.  Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site is at 94 Green Street in Wickliffe.  This month the exhibit “Hina Lawa Linoatok:  We have walked many roads” depicts the history and contemporary life of the Chickasaw people.

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morning cram [profit prisons edition]

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NPR reports some prison companies have a new business model to lock up illegal immigrants and one company’s plan became Arizona’s immigration law.

KENTUCKY~ Meteorologists: 3 tornadoes touched down Tuesday. Drivers in and around Gilbertsville and Grand Rivers should watch out for a few loose cows along the roadways. McCracken County School officials look over several possible design changes to the consolidated high school. Paducah’s WKCTC receives a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant. A Murray man is charged with trafficking narcotics. A Union City man died yesterday in a coal mining accident. Rand Paul isn’t going to return donation$ from a supporter (who stepped on an activist’s head outside the last senatorial debate).

TENNESSEE~ 2 of 7 Clarksville mayoral candidates spend tens of thousands, while 5 others spend < $100. Police: Clarksville man was dragged from a home and shot dead. Republican candidate for governor Bill Haslam is frustrated about the media’s coverage of his gun comments.