Nick Calhoon uses a shovel Thursday morning to remove snow from the sidewalk in front of the Tribe Fitness business that his family owns along North Fourth Street in downtown Murray. Numerous business owners were engaged in this type of activity after three inches of new snow accumulated Wed…

MURRAY – The Murray Bank President and CEO Bob Hargrove, presented Cheryl Raspberry with the Employee of the Quarter award at the bank’s recent employee meeting. Raspberry currently works in deposit operations at The Murray Bank.

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor has launched a new monthly series of career workshops to provide employment assistance to transitioning military spouses. Participation is free and classes are open to all transitioning military spouses. The launch follows a successful pilot program …

MURRAY — Officials with one local bank say they are seeing the benefits of the second round of federal payroll protection loans to assist small business owners struggling because of the COVID-19 pandemic and are trying to circulate the word.

The Murray-Calloway County Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated the grand re-opening of member Red Bug Yarn & Gifts at their new location on the court square. Red Bug Yarn & Gifts is Murray’s only yarn shop featuring fiber art supplies and lessons for all ages and experience level…

MURRAY – Scammers use email or text messages to trick you into giving them your personal information, where they are trying to steal your passwords, account numbers, or Social Security numbers. Scammers launch thousands of phishing attacks like these every day — and they’re often successful …

FRANKFORT - The state’s recordable, nonfatal occupational injury and illness rate has fallen to the lowest point on record, the Kentucky Labor Cabinet announced this week. 

MURRAY – American Legion Post 73 has recognized three individuals affiliated with Quest Fitness of Murray for their support of the American Legion First District National High School Oratory Scholarship Fund.

MURRAY – The Murray Bank has again earned a coveted 5-star superior rating from Bauer Financial, an independent bank research and rating firm. This is the 17th consecutive year that they have received the highest ranking, which signifies that The Murray Bank is one of the strongest banks in …

The Peter H. and Lucille Gaass Kuyper Foundation, which was started by the founder of the Pella doors and windows manufacturing company, recently chose to donate $10,000 to two Murray non-profit organizations, Soup for the Soul and the Murray-Calloway County Need Line. Need Line personnel ar…

The United Way of Murray-Calloway County received a donation of $6,335.73 from Pocket’s for the United Way’s COVID-19 Response Fund. Pictured, from left, are Carey Alexander, Rebecca Zuckschwerdt and Robert Olive, all with Pockets, and UWMCC Board members Tim Stark, Marybeth Wray and Paul McCreary.

MAYFIELD — During the month of December, FNB Bank made a $2,000 Christmas donation to two worthy charities on behalf of their customers and community members in Murray-Calloway County.  Both the Laker and Tiger Christmas assistance programs split the donation to fulfill their missions.  

MURRAY – During the holidays, scammers focus less on giving and more on stealing. Shoppers looking for a good deal this holiday season should be aware of increasingly aggressive and unorthodox scams designed by criminals to steal money and personal information.

PADUCAH – Signet Federal Credit Union recently had a groundbreaking ceremony for their new headquarters. The office will be located across from West Kentucky Community and Technical College on Pecan Drive and Colonial Court in Paducah.

Activity was heavy around the check-out area of Penique’s in late November in Murray. This was part of the annual Small Business Saturday activity that is designed to promote small businesses that are locally owned as places for shoppers to try during the Christmas season.

Charlie Vinson of New Life Christian Books prepares to use a cash register to obtain the prices of a pair of items being brought by Cassie Bixler of Murray, right, Saturday afternoon at the Murray business. This was happening during the annual Small Business Saturday promotion that is design…

Trinda Riddle of Paducah carries a just-obtained item toward a white Christmas tree Saturday afternoon at Intuition in Murray, which was one of several local businesses participating in the annual Small Business Saturday activity that promotes local establishments. 

MAYFIELD — FNB’s Board of Directors announce the upcoming leadership promotions of Marty Nichols and Sally Hopkins.  Effective Jan. 1, 2021, Marty Nichols, FNB’s current president & CEO, will become the chairman of the board and senior advisor at FNB.  Dr. Charles Shields, FNB’s current …

MURRAY- In a year when large holiday gatherings may not be possible, fire damage restoration specialist Stephen Gallimore of SERVPRO of LBL North says a focus on family decorating traditions and more intimate celebrations may take on extra significance. 

WASHINGTON  – The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced two opinion letters that address compliance issues related to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). An opinion letter is an official, written opinion by the Department’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) on how a particular law applies …

Eric Gibson, owner of Murray’s Gibson Truck Lines, rolls a pair of semi-truck tires toward the back of one of two semi trailers that transported about 200 tires last Thursday to the Calloway County Road Department for the waste tire collection event the department held for three days. Callow…

Bridgitte Ray of Murray sorts through some shirts hanging on a rack last Saturday as she visited Carey’s in Murray during the annual Holiday Open House in which several Murray and Calloway County merchants participated as a way of kicking off the holiday shopping season. Many stores offered …

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Special to The Ledger

Since the winter of 2017, the Trendsetters Hair, Nail and Skin Lounge in Murray’s Bel Air Shopping Center has performed a community project surrounding the subject of the need for people to keep warm. Outside of the front entrance is this clothing rack that, more often than not, has a variet…

The Murray-Calloway County Chamber of Commerce celebrated new member Huddy’s Aggregate, LLC last week with a ribbon-cutting ceremony that coincided with the company’s grand opening. Huddy’s, located on Douglas Road, east of Murray, is a local aggregate materials processor, providing rock, gr…

The Murray-Calloway County Chamber of Commerce is proud to launch a new “Love Local” campaign on Thursday, Nov. 12. The Love Local campaign encourages community members to “put your money where your heart is” – in our community and in our local businesses. Chamber members are invited to stop…

The Murray-Calloway Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting for Five Psalms Inc. with several community and business leaders attending. The occasion marked the business’ grand opening in Murray along South Fourth Street, near the intersection of Sunbury Circle in Murray. The store featur…

MURRAY – The Murray Bank President and CEO Bob Hargrove, right, presented Debbie Murdock, left, with the Employee of the Quarter award at the bank’s recent employee meeting. Murdock currently works as head teller at the North Office

CFSB team members Sawyer Lawson, Jenna Creel, Michelle Orr, and Stephen Crouch served the Murray High Tiger Football Team their pre-game meal on Oct. 21 before facing the Mayfield Cardinals in a home game that same night. Front, from left, areMurray High players Cameron Youngblood, Mekhi Hud…

The Murray Insurance Agency held a fundraising bowling event to benefit our Murray-Calloway County Special Olympics. The event raised $560 that will support the athletes of the Murray Rockets sports programs. Pictured, from left, are Colin Poyner, Chandler Purdom, John Purdom, Dorrie West an…

FRANKFORT  –  The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Executives have announced the 2020 KCCE Annual Excellence Awards. These awards pay tribute to local chambers of commerce in areas of operational excellence that include membership growth and retention, website, social media, special publication …