I came across Nagstamon which seems to do the job, and it lives in the System Tray of my KDE 4.3 desktop. Although written for GNOME, it works fine in KDE with a few required packages:
shell$ sudo aptitude update
shell$ sudo aptitude install python-setuptools python2.5 python-gnome2-extras python-lxml librsvg2-common
shell$ wget http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/nagstamon/nagstamon/nagstamon%200.8.2/nagstamon_0.8.2_all.deb
shell$ sudo dpkg -i ./nagstamon_0.8.2_all.deb
If you're getting an error, "glib.GError: Couldn’t recognize the image file format for file ‘/usr/lib/nagstamon/resources/nagstamon.svg’ " you're missing the package named 'librsvg2-common'.
Many thanks go to the developer of this package, Henri Wahl, and the package for other Linux package formats and whatnot can be found on the Sourceforge page at http://sourceforge.net/projects/nagstamon/files/