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Datebook: June 24 – Take Your Dog to Work Day

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Take Your Dog to Work Day was first started in 1996 in the United Kingdom and June 25, 1999 in the United States. Created by Pet Sitters International, this day celebrates the great companions dogs make and encourages adoptions from local shelters, rescue groups and humane societies. Why can’t every day be take your dog to work day?

It’s Friday, June 24

The Civil War Singers will give a free concert at the Fort Donelson National Battlefield amphitheater tomorrow night at 6.  The singers will perform traditional songs from the Civil War.

Mayfield author Berry Craig will be signing copies of his third book, Hidden History of Kentucky Soldiers, at the Graves County Public Library tomorrow from 11 to 2. All profits from book sales go for scholarships at the West Kentucky Community and Technical College.

There’s a fish fry tomorrow night at 6 at American Legion Post 236, located off KY 95 between Calvert City and North Marshall Middle School.  The menu includes catfish, slaw, hushpuppies, potatoes, and desserts.  Meals are 7 dollars.

The Paducah Aero Modelers club hosts a two-day Air Show tomorrow and Sunday, beginning at 9 each morning.  Control line, free flight, and radio control models will be displayed and flown.  The free show will be held at the McCracken County Model Air Park.

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Datebook: May 2 – King James Bible published 400 years ago

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The King James Bible turned 400 this year. Many believe the influential book was published between May 2 and May 5 in London, 1611. Click here to read the King James Bible and learn more about its history.

It’s Monday, May 2.

The Paducah Uranium Plant Asset Utilization Task Force meets at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Paducah City Hall, 300 South 5th Street.

Murray’s Playhouse in the Park is starting a Theatre Book Club featuring Mitch Albom’s Tuesdays with Morrie. Meetings are Thursdays, this Thursday through June 9 at 6 p.m. Learn about theatre and explore your creative imagination. Sign up at

LBL’s Woodland’s Nature Station hosts a nature photography workshop this Saturday. Photographers Denise Boaz and Gross McGhee lead the 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. workshop, including field work. A $30 fee covers an instructional book on photography and admission to the Nature Station. Pre registration is required at 270-924-2020.

Workforce Solutions at West Kentucky Community and Technical College in Paducah offers basic computer skills classes this month and next There’s are classes for beginners, on Microsoft excel, powerpoint and word. Call 270-534-3335 to register.

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Datebook: April 15 – Jackie Robinson Day

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Jackie Robinson played his first game with the Dodgers on April 15, 1947.

It’s Friday, April 15. 

Murray’s Playhouse in the Park opens “Disney’s Mulan Jr.” tonight.  The show runs through the 23rd.  Show times are 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Saturdays.  There’s also a matinee this Sunday at 2:30 p.m.  Get tickets at

West Kentucky Community and Technical College’s Clemens Fine Arts Center in Paducah presents Nunsense tonight and tomorrow night at 7:30, Sunday at 2:30.  Tickets are $15.

Sunday at 2 p.m. Murray State’s Symphony Orchestra presents a free concert in Lovett Auditorium.

Tomorrow brings a one day safe boating course to the Janice Mason Art Museum’s lower level at 71 Main in Cadiz.  It runs 8 to 5 and families are welcome.  There is a $20 fee for textbooks and materials for which advance payment is required.  Contact Ken Culwell at 270-924-0363.

Tonight at 7 the Jackson Purchase Dance Company offers its “all you can eat” dessert performance with a production of “The Hobbit:  A Story Ballet.”  Admission is $8.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

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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.

See for updates on area cancellations due to weather.  See for updates on Washington developments regarding funding for public broadcasting.

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