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Hopkinsville author Michael Freeland’s newest book “Homeplace”

 

Clarksville Book ReviewMichael Freeland just celebrated his 90th birthday in May and he’s still going strong. Author of Blood River to Berlin: The World War II Journal of an Army Medic, Time and the River: A Memoir, and To Teach To Love: Reflections Past and Present, Freeland has just released Homeplace, an unusual book of poetry.

A resident of Hopkinsville, KY, Freeland chooses to share not only his own poetry and prose but that of a number of other writers as well. His wife, Ellen Freeland contributes some of her verse along with photographs and there are poems by their son, Stephen Allen Freeland. «Read the rest of this article»

 

Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

 

Martin Luther King JrWashington, D.C. – The nation’s response to Brown was agonizingly slow, and neither state legislatures nor the Congress seemed willing to help their cause along as far as black Americans were concerned.

President John F. Kennedy recognized that to secure equal protection of the laws for African Americans it would take a strong civil rights bill would put teeth into the drive to secure equal protection.

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Austin Peay State University to exhibit newly donated folk art collection

 

APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative ArtsClarksville, TN – In a small storage room in the basement of Austin Peay State University’s Harned Hall, Marilyn Monroe is making things a bit awkward for President John F. Kennedy and his wife Jackie.

First off, the president and first lady are dressed formally, while Marilyn has opted to wear a red polka dot bikini. Then there’s that big smile of hers, which seems to mock the uncomfortable expression on Jackie’s face.

Two folk art sculptures that are part of the Crouch Folk Art Collection. (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU)

Two folk art sculptures that are part of the Crouch Folk Art Collection. (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU)

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Martin Luther King Jr. remembered

 

2013 is the 50th Anniversary of his “I have A Dream” Speech, and is the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation

Martin Luther King JrWashington, D.C. – As far as black Americans were concerned, the nation’s response to Brown was agonizingly slow, and neither state legislatures nor the Congress seemed willing to help their cause along.

Finally, President John F. Kennedy recognized that only a strong civil rights bill would put teeth into the drive to secure equal protection of the laws for African Americans.

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Neil Armstrong, Former NASA Astronaut and the First Person to Walk on the Moon, Dies at 82

 

Astronaut Neil Armstrong 1930-2012

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, D.C. – The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden regarding the death of former test pilot and NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong. He was 82.

“On behalf of the entire NASA family, I would like to express my deepest condolences to Carol and the rest of Armstrong family on the passing of Neil Armstrong. As long as there are history books, Neil Armstrong will be included in them, remembered for taking humankind’s first small step on a world beyond our own.

Portrait of Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, commander of the Apollo 11 Lunar Landing mission in his space suit, with his helmet on the table in front of him. Behind him is a large photograph of the lunar surface. (Image Credit: NASA)

Portrait of Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, commander of the Apollo 11 Lunar Landing mission in his space suit, with his helmet on the table in front of him. Behind him is a large photograph of the lunar surface. (Image Credit: NASA)

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Fort Campbell Area Combined Federal Campaign Kicks off August 28th

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The Fort Campbell Area Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) kicks off its 51st annual fundraising drive here at Cole Park Commons, August 28th, at 1:00pm.

The Fort Campbell Area CFC will host more than 30 local organizations as key workers, directors and unit commanders from across the installation will have the opportunity to learn more about organizations which have supported Fort Campbell soldiers, families and civilians for more than 50 years.

The Fort Campbell Area CFC will remain open through November 16th. This year’s goal is to raise $800,000. «Read the rest of this article»

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National Police Week 2012: Honoring and Remembering our Fallen Law Enforcement Officers

 

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed Public Law 87-726 that set aside May 15th as National Peace Officers’ Memorial Day and the week in which May 15th falls as National Police Week. This year, National Police Week will run from Sunday, May 13th through Saturday, May 19th.

The law was later amended by the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1995, Public Law 103-322 signed by President Bill Clinton, directing that the flag of the United States be displayed at half-staff on all government buildings on May 15th each year as a tribute to law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. «Read the rest of this article»

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“Friends of LBL” Receives Generous Bequest from Mr. James T. Ramey

 

Land Between the LakesGolden Pond, KY – The Land Between The Lakes Association, “Friends of LBL,” was the recent recipient of a $61,500 bequest from Mr. James T. Ramey. This thoughtful donation will have a positive impact on thousands, possibly millions, of future visitors to Land Between The Lakes (LBL).

James T. Ramey, who was born in Eddyville, KY, was an attorney and nuclear expert who served as counsel for the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission’s Chicago office.  Shortly after being appointed as a commissioner with the Atomic Energy Commission by President John F. Kennedy, Mr. Ramey played a key role in the critical negotiations that averted nuclear war during the 1962 Cuban missile crisis.” «Read the rest of this article»

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NASA Legends Awarded Congressional Gold Medal

 

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, D.C. – Leaders of Congress honored astronauts John Glenn, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins with congressional gold medals in a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda on November 16th, 2011. The Gold Medal, Congress’ highest expression of national appreciation for distinguished achievements and contributions, was first given to George Washington in 1776.

Glenn was the first American to orbit the Earth, achieving the feat aboard Friendship 7 on February 20th, 1962. On July 20th, 1969, Armstrong and Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on the Moon, while Collins piloted Apollo 11’s command module.

Apollo 11 astronauts, from left, Michael Collins, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stand in recognition of astronaut John Glenn during the U.S House of Representatives Committee on Science and Technology tribute to the Apollo 11 astronauts at the Cannon House Office Building on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, July 21st, 2009, in Washington. (Image Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls)

Apollo 11 astronauts, from left, Michael Collins, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stand in recognition of astronaut John Glenn during the U.S House of Representatives Committee on Science and Technology tribute to the Apollo 11 astronauts at the Cannon House Office Building on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, July 21st, 2009, in Washington. (Image Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls)

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The Beehive Musical has Clarksville abuzz about the Roxy Regional Theatre

 

BEEHIVE: The '60s Musical SensationRoxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – As I stood in the Roxy Regional Theatre watching Brianna Hertzberg, Troy Jackson, Kendall Anne Thompson, Jenae Thompson, and Heather Anderson performing in the opening number of their production of  Beehive: The ’60s Musical Sensation all I could think of was WOW!

This engrossing musical captures you from the get-go, and doesn’t let you go until the final curtain comes down ending the show. Older adults will find the musical a trip down memory lane, while the younger crowd will get an amazing introduction to the music that shaped a generation.

The musical follows a group of young women as they experience the social and cultural growth that was the 1960’s.The songs and the singers start out somewhat shallow and cheerful, however the singers and their songs grow in depth, complexity, and social awareness as the events of that tumultuous decade unfold.

Beehive: The ’60s Musical Sensation now playing at the Roxy

Beehive: The ’60s Musical Sensation now playing at the Roxy

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