JPHS meeting canceled

The Jackson Purchase Historical Society meeting planned for July 18 in Mayfield has been canceled.

West Ky NOW to hold ZOOM discussion

West KY NOW is creating a series of talks to respond to conversations within our organization and community about how to fight racism. An introductory talk from Dr. Diane Nitiham, sociology program director at Murray State University, will be from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 15, via ZOOM.  Those interested in participating should contact

Run/walk for Homeless Coalition planned

A run/walk fundraiser, “A Night on the Town,” to benefit the Homeless Coalition will be from 4-5 p.m. Friday, July 31, at the Chestnut Park Walking Trail, across from the park office. Register  at the event with a $10 cash donation. Participants can complete their mile any time between 4-5 pm. Four laps around the trail is one mile. There is a limit of 50 participants with social distancing required. Coordinators are asking participants to donate a T-shirt instead of receiving one.

Thomas-Bridges Reunion canceled

The Thomas-Bridges Board of Directors voted to cancel the 49th annual Thomas-Bridges Family Reunion scheduled for July 17-19 in Cadiz. For more information, email or call 270-551-2004.

MAG announces July youth workshops

The Murray Art Guild Community Art Center announces its July summer youth workshops in painting and clay, taught by local artists/art educators, Emily Chipman and Anne Beyer. Painting students will develop color theory skills while making paintings using a variety of traditional and non-traditional painting tools. They will use dots, straws, and even make their own “paint brushes” from found items. Each class will focus on developing skills, such as color mixing, risk taking and experimentation. Clay students will learn the basics of slab building with a variety of projects. Classes will be held virtually via Zoom, with material kits to be picked up at the MAG the Friday before class begins. For more information, contact the Murray Art Guild at 270-753-4059 or register online at

Mt. Zion Cemetery meeting canceled

The Mount Zion Cemetery’s annual meeting to be held July 18 has been canceled. Donations for upkeep may be mailed to Sabrina Karracker, 1014 Crossland Road, Murray, KY 42071.

Need Line seeks fans

The Murray-Calloway County Need Line is conducting a fan drive for families in our community who do not have a way to cool off during the summer. New fans may be dropped off at the Need Line office from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday from June 18 through Sept. 30. Need Line is at 509 N. Eighth St. For questions, call 270-753-6333.

MMS SBDM Council to meet

The Murray Middle School Site-Based Decision-Making Council will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 9, via Google meeting, a virtual meeting platform. Any interested parties in attending the meeting should contact MMS at 270-753-5125 prior to the meeting time for the link to join.

Al-Anon support group will meet

Al-Anon, a support group for friends and family members of alcoholics, will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. every Monday at University Church of Christ. For more information, call Diana at 270-227-0951 or Belinda at 270-293-5100.

Community Kitchen to serve lunch

The Murray Community Kitchen will be open every Sunday from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church at 503 Maple St. The entrance is in the back of the church. For information, contact Matt Morehead at 270-226-3305.

Cemetery seeks donations

The Blood River Cemetery is in need of donations for the upkeep of the cemetery. Donations may be mailed to Marion Hale, 606 Short Road, Almo, KY 42020.

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