Three firefighters with the City of Murray Fire Department begin walking down flight of steps Tuesday morning at the rear portion of the Best Western hotel on the city's north side. A fire was reported inside one of the second-floor rooms of the complex.

MURRAY — In a statement released late Thursday afternoon, Murray State University officials gave the news that Saturday night’s concert with the well-known rock band Starship featuring Mickey Thomas will not take place. 

MURRAY — The latest list of indictments of a Calloway County grand jury includes additional charges against a former Murray High School teacher and coach charged with sexually-based offenses.


Brandon Thurmond of Murray Sealcoating and Striping uses a mobile machine to mark a parking area with white paint Thursday afternoon on the lot of the Curris Center on the Murray State University campus. Thurmond said he expected to have all spaces marked by the end of Thursday as a project …


MURRAY — Volunteers with the Sleep in Heavenly Peace Kentucky, KenLake Region chapter were joining up with Lowe’s in the business’s parking lot Saturday morning to tackle a charitable endeavor.

MURRAY - With the possibility of stormy weather over the next week looming, Friday’s test of Murray and Calloway County’s emergency sirens could not have been better timed.


It took a smal army to properly fold this massive American flag to prepare it for retirement by fire Saturday afternoon during a ceremony hosted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6291/Herman Eddie Roberts Jr. Post at Chestnut Park in Murray. Post 6291 members, local Boy Scouts and spectators …

Justin Tucker, a freshman from Madisonville, guides a shopping cart full of belongings after emerging from the side door of the Hart Residential College Friday afternoon on the Murray State University campus. Friday marked the final day of classes for the 2018-19 academic year on the campus,…

Emily Kennedy of the Murray State University Graduate Admissions Office, right, provides assistance for senior student Simon Friebel of Germany as Saturday's 2019 spring commencement exercises quickly approached.

Kate O'Connell, a freshman student from Frankfort, attempts to stuff a pillow into the already-full back seat of her car Friday afternoon after emerging with several items from inside Springer/Franklin Residential College (background) on the Murray State University campus. O'Connell was prep…

Murray State professor Dr. Robin Zhang poses with students, from left, Matthew Schwartz of Murray, Brandon Rose of Vienna, Illinois, Alex Cline of Shepherdsville and Austin Johnessee of Edwardsville, Illinois prior to Saturday's commencement exercises.


MURRAY — Vicki Williams said she always wanted to be a nurse from the time she was young. This year, she will be retiring from her position as a nurse in the Calloway County school system after more than 27 years. 


MURRAY — Though she will not officially retire until June, this weekend will mark the final two public events in which Dr. Marcia Hobbs will take part as dean of the Murray State University School of Nursing and Health Professions. 

MURRAY — The Arboretum at Murray State University has been a popular spot for a variety of activities since opening in the fall of 2013. 

The Graves County Sheriff’s Office’s investigation into thefts from vehicles – which recovered a stolen Calloway County handgun – led to a fifth arrest Tuesday with the Calloway County Sheriff’s Office assisting.

Kentucky’s 42nd Judicial Circuit (the Marshall and Calloway county court system) has announced it will host its third annual “Justice Conference” on Thursday, May 16.    

BENTON — One of the issues a lot of observers in the case of a Marshall County teenager facing charges in a fatal 2018 school shooting have mentioned since early in that case is changing the location for a trial.

MURRAY  – The Tennessee Valley Authority has identified a preferred route for a new transmission line that it says would provide power for growing load and increase power reliability in the Kenlake area of Calloway and Marshall Counties.

MURRAY – A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to establish a work zone for safety upgrades at the U.S. 641 intersection with KY 821/Sycamore Street in Murray starting Wednesday, May 8.


Mike Baker of Murray, right, and playing partner Red Howe, also of Murray, watch Baker's ball prepare to roll into the hole for a par Friday afternoon on the 18th green during the eighth annual Swing for a Cure Golf Tournament at Murray Country Club.


Calloway County High Schools students are shown in action Friday morning planting new plants and flowers in a bed outside of the Briggs & Stratton plant in downtown Murray. This was part of the Calloway FFA's annual visit to the plant as an Earth-Day-related activity to place new plants …


MURRAY — Records supplied by the Calloway County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office Friday seem to shed a little more light into the Thursday arrest of a longtime Murray High School teacher and coach. 


MURRAY — Kentucky Democrat Rocky Adkins did not have his acoustic guitar with him Friday morning as he made a stop in Murray as part of a campaign tour of far-western Kentucky.


Calloway County Sheriff Sam Steger, left, calls out a number to Calloway County Board of Elections member Bill Cowan, middle, Wednesday morning as the board certified all of the county's voting machines for the upcoming May primary election. Also pictured is board member Melisa Stark, right,…

Calloway County Judge-Executive Kenny Imes, left at table, and City of Murray Mayor Bob Rogers, right at table, signed a proclamation Friday morning declaring that the month of April be National Donate Life Month locally. Witnessing the ceremony were numerous beneficiaries of organ and tissu…

Calloway County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Richard Steen surveys a car that was involved in a two-vehicle wreck Tuesday afternoon  at the intersection of US 641 North and Poor Farm Road in Murray. In a news release, CCSO said that emergency personnel responded at about 3:44 after several 911 cal…

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Activity was happening on all levels one day last week as work continues on the renovation of J.H. Richmond Residence Hall on the Murray State University campus. The roof at the southeastern corner of the building has been removed, as well as the brick that formed the walls of the building b…

MURRAY — One look at Dan Beard was probably all one needed to see to understand why this past weekend’s reunion of the former Murray State University-based jazz band, Men of Note, meant so much to the participants.


This vehicle was one of two involved in a wreck on US 641 North Friday afternoon. At least two people required medical transport from the scene for treatment of their injuries.

MURRAY — Earlier this week, numerous news stories began circulating about how cuts were being planned for the Special Olympics program that benefits intellectually-challenged children and adults.