Compassionate Friends to meet

The Compassionate Friends support group will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 27, in the Jan and Kay Dalton Conference Room on the first floor of the North Tower of the Murray-Calloway County Hospital. This support group meets for the encouragement of bereaved parents who have lost children as a result of accident, illness or tragedy, regardless of their child’s age. For more information, call Hilda Bennett at 731-498-8324 or Chaplain Kerry Lambert at 270-762-1274.

Family Night in the Park planned

The Murray Bank’s Family Night in the Park will be from 6-10 p.m. Thursday, July 4, at the Murray-Calloway County Central Park. This family-friendly event will consist of many activities including free use of the pool and the Spray Park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., free inflatables and hot air balloon rides. There will be food and craft vendors also present. The Fireworks Extravaganza begins at 9:30 p.m.

Murdock prayer vigil to be held 

A prayer vigil will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at Glendale Road Church of Christ Commons area for Kenzie Murdock. Kenzie is battling lymphoma at St. Jude and is facing intensive treatment and a bone marrow transplant.

MAG Summer Art Party will be Friday

The Murray Art Guild Community Art Center invited the public to its free, community Summer Art Party/Membership Registration Drive from 6-9 p.m. Friday, June 28. There will be kids’ crafts, art demos, food, drink and live music. The MAG Gallery will host a Woods Invitational group exhibit featuring local woodworkers. For more information, visit

Parade accepting applications

The annual Freedom Fest Parade, hosted by FNB Bank, is accepting application. The parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, July 4, beginning at 10th Street and continuing down Main Street to the Briggs & Stratton Parking Lot. Lineup begins at 8 a.m. Those wishing to participate may apply online at Participation is free and the deadline is Friday, June 28, with no applications accepted late. For questions, call the Murray Convention and Visitors Bureau at 270-759-2199.

Boy Scouts to host annual breakfast

Boy Scout Troop 45 will host its annual Gary Taylor Memorial Breakfast from 7-10 a.m. Thursday, July 4, at Murray First United Methodist Church. The menu will include country and city ham, scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, grits and assorted beverage. Tickets are available at the door for $10 for adults, $5 for children and first responders in uniform will eat free. Proceeds will benefit Troop 45 to help with the cost of transportation, equipment and camping adventures.

Declaration of Independence to be read

The Capt. Wendell Oury Chapter of the National Daughters of the American Revolution will host a public reading of the Declaration of Independence at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 4, on the downtown courthouse lawn following the parade. All visitors are encouraged to join to hear a section of this historic document.

Main Street Mile accepting registration

The Main Street Mile, sponsored by Briggs & Stratton, will be at 8:45 a.m. Thursday, July 4. Registration is from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at Sparks Hall. Registration forms are available at the Murray Convention and Visitors Bureau or at The cost is $15. For more information, contact Clay Riley at 270-767-3800 or 270-625-0886.

American Legion Post 73 meets Thursday

The monthly meeting of American Legion Post 73 of Murray will be Thursday, June 27, at the American Legion Veterans’ Hall at 310 Bee Creek Drive. Food and fellowship will be at 6:30 p.m., followed by the business meeting at 7 p.m. All veterans are invited to attend.

Dating After 50 Event to be held

A Dating After 50 Event for those 50 to 100 who are single, widowed, or divorced, will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, at Mike Miller Park Pavilion in Benton. Refreshments and treats available. Dress casual.

Goshen UMC to open food pantry

Goshen United Methodist Church will open its food pantry from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, June 28. The church is in the Stella community at 4726 KY 121 North.

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