Payton Arant, principal agent for Payton & Associates (P&A) independent insurance agency in Murray, presents a $500 donation to Murray-Calloway County Parks Director Ryan Yates for improvements and needs for the youth soccer program (Murray-Calloway County Soccer Association) at Bee …

MURRAY – Chris Woodall has been appointed as a new agent with Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Mutual Insurance Company at the Calloway County Farm Bureau office. Woodall’s appointment was announced in Louisville by Chuck Osborne, vice president of agency support and marketing for KFB Insurance.

LEXINGTON – Founded in 1922, Kentucky Realtors is celebrating a major milestone as it reaches its 100th anniversary in 2022. The longstanding trade association represents more than 12,800 real estate professionals across 19 local associations in the Commonwealth today. Kentucky Realtors is m…

Goldenrod Cafe owners Nick Buckingham, seen with scissors, and Sara Watkins, to the left of Buckingham, gathered Thursday with employees and Murray-Calloway County Chamber of Commerce members for an official ribbon-cutting. The new restaurant is in the same location as their previous busines…

HOT SPRINGS, Arkansas – Regional accounting firm Alexander Thompson Arnold PLLC (ATA) is adding a presence in the state of Arkansas through the acquisition of top local firm JWCK, Ltd., formerly known as Jordan, Woosley, Crone & Keaton, Ltd., effective Jan. 1, 2022.

MURRAY – The job Freddy Windsor holds has become somewhat of a rarity in this hustle-and-bustle, do-it-yourself era. He simply pumps gasoline, providing a service not many places offer anymore.

Community Financial Services Bank (CFSB) recently donated $6,000 to HOPE Calloway, a local nonprofit with the mission of providing housing, outreach, prevention and emergency assistance to the people of Calloway County. The donation gave the bank the title of HOPE Calloway’s “Sustaining Part…

ST. LOUIS – Sharon Furches, owner of Furches Farms Partnership in Murray and second vice president for Kentucky Farm Bureau in Louisville, has been named to the Agribusiness Industry Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

MURRAY – The Murray Bank said it is pleased to announce that Chelsey Houston has been promoted to the position of consumer lender and director of business services. 

Caring Hands Home Care LLC recently provided hot meals for EMTs and the Murray Fire Department’s Station 1, with help from Rudy’s and Walmart. Pictured above, from left, are Caring Hands owner Te’hisha Richardson, EMT Caleb Franklin, EMT Ethan Young, EMT Brandon Passmore and Caring Hands Off…

MURRAY — FourKites, the world’s leading real-time supply chain visibility platform, has named Paschall Logistics to its Premier Carrier List (PCL) for the third quarter of 2021. FourKites’ 11th consecutive quarterly list showcases the hundreds of brokers, carriers and 3PLs worldwide who are …

Paws for a Cause, a group organized to raise money for the small dog park at Central Park and founded by Sandra Duncan-Thurman received a donation from Independence Bank to help install a dog-friendly turf for the small dog park. Pictured, from left, are Jimmy Dan Hicks, Janice Claud, Sandra…

Madison Heath, left, is pictured with Kathy Kopperud of Kopperud Realty while donating books to be distributed to children in Mayfield. Heath is a Murray resident and 2021 Murray State University graduate who teaches seventh grade math at Mayfield Middle School. Heath said she wanted to help…

Students at Under the Son Learning Center on South 13th Street in Murray are seen recently with some of their donation items from their food drive benefiting Need Line. The students collected items to go toward Need Line’s annual Christmas baskets. The students collected over 60 items to don…

MAYFIELD – Local McDonald’s restaurant owner/operators and McDonald’s USA have been serving thousands of free, hot meals to Mayfield residents impacted by tornadoes that hit the community on the night of Dec. 10. 

MURRAY — Participating Culver’s restaurants in Kentucky, including the one in Murray, and additional locations will donate a percentage of their sales on Monday, Dec. 20, to the Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund to help aid the relief efforts for those affected by the recent tornado disas…

Dancers from Miss Kailey's Dance Studio of Murray will soon be heading to Orlando, Florida to perform at Walt Disney World through the Dance the World program. Dancers range from ages 7-18.

BENTON  –  Mediacom Communications announced Wednesday that the company is donating $10,000 to Feeding Kentucky to aid the organization’s relief efforts following the devastating tornadoes that tore through the Bluegrass State over the weekend.

MURRAY – Brookdale Murray recently hosted its annual Festival of Trees competition benefiting the Caring & Sharing Food Pantry. Each year, local businesses compete in a Christmas tree decorating contest where the Murray community can vote for the winner by placing nonperishable canned go…

Calloway County Farm Bureau was recently honored at the 102nd Kentucky Farm Bureau Annual Meeting as Top County in District 1 for membership programs, along with Gold Star awards for both the Women’s and Young Farmer Leadership programs. “Congratulations to all the volunteer leaders for thei…

MURRAY – A Farmington artist has created a new bear wood carving for the Oaks Country Club, and the club is taking submissions to decide what its name will be.

Multiple locally owned stores in Murray participated in Small Business Saturday over the weekend. April Cothran of Prospect, left, and her daughter, Lily, a student at Murray State University, are seen browsing at Red Bug Yarn & Gifts on the court square.

Payton & Associates recently wrapped up its first community giveback titled “The Art Wall.” The business received 79 submissions for its chosen rainbow theme. Art was sold by donation at the Payton & Associates Office at 206 S. Sixth St., with half of the proceeds donated to the Murr…

FNB Bank recently contributed $25,000 to WKCTC’s HealthCare COUNTS campaign. Pictured, from left, are John Carrico, Healthcare COUNTS committee volunteer; Dr. Shari Gholson, WKCTC dean of nursing and allied health programs; Lee Emmons, WKCTC vice president and PJC executive director; Dr. Ant…

Representatives from Community Financial Services Bank (CFSB) present a $500 check to Paws for a Cause, a local association of Calloway County citizens that works to raise money to provide pet-friendly turf in the small dog park located in Murray’s Central Park. Pictured, from left, are Tyle…

MURRAY – FNB Bank and the City of Murray announced Thursday that the bank had donated $100,000 toward renovating the Central Park swimming pool, purchasing the naming rights to the sports complex at Chestnut Park in the process.

Lauren Moore, processor for Global Mortgage Link in Murray, was recently given an award for Employee of the Year 2021 by President Gerry Puckett. The company said Moore stepped up and worked for two people while Candace Stewart, processor, was out for two months with a critically ill husband…

MURRAY – The Murray Bank announced this week that Kimberly Hill, Leah Brewer and Maurice Thomas have all recently been promoted within the bank. 

Employees with C & S Canopy Inc. of Clanton, Alabama are pictured recently working on installing a beam for the canopy at the new Pocket's gas station and convenience store currently being constructed at the northwest corner of Glendale Road and South Fourth Street. Bill Adams Constructi…

MURRAY – Community Financial Services Bank recently presented a $1,250 check from CFSB’s Purchase with Purpose Program proceeds to Murray High School’s The Den Youth Service Center.

Payton & Associates is officially open for business. Owner Payton Arant and her team recently hosted their open house and ribbon cutting celebration alongside the Murray-Calloway County Chamber of Commerce. Payton & Associates specializes in Medicare, Affordable Care Act health care …

MURRAY – Pella Corporation representatives Launa Ferguson, human resources, and Macie Gibson, HR intern, recently presented Murray Early Head Start with a $1,000 check to assist in purchasing new children’s books and Early Childhood Education resources and supplies.  

MAYFIELD – FNB Bank said it is proud to announce that Trent Lovett has joined FNB as a business banking officer. He will primarily concentrate his efforts in the Marshall County market. Lovett has previous banking experience as a consumer lender and extensive leadership experience in Marshal…

BENTON – Community Financial Services Bank (CFSB) said it is pleased to announce that Jesse Clark, commercial lender, has successfully completed the Community Banker University’s Certified Commercial Loan Officer Program and has earned the professional designation Certified Commercial Loan O…

PADUCAH – Community Financial Services Bank (CFSB) recently renewed the company’s support for the Community Scholarship Program at West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC), pledging $100,000 to be paid over the next 10 years. The new pledge is the second $100,000 commitment CFSB…

The Men in Pink fundraiser kicked off Monday night with the unveiling of the 10 men who will be raising money through the end of October for the Enduring Hope Campaign to fund the construction of the Regional Cancer Center at Murray-Calloway County Hospital. Peel & Holland and The Murray…

JACKSON, Tenn. – Alexander Thompson Arnold PLLC (ATA) is proud to announce the addition of Heather Castleman in the newly created position of client relations director. Castleman, formerly of a large national bank, will bring her skillset to the ATA team effective Sept. 27.

The Murray Bank recently made a $2,000 donation to the Hazel Cares group to help improve the park in Hazel. “Part of our mission statement is to invest our resources in the community that we serve, and this project does just that, going directly back into the Hazel community,” said Bob Hargr…

MURRAY - A week before greeting their Tigers inside classrooms, Murray Elementary staff shared kindness and good will throughout the Murray/Calloway County community in collaboration with Independence Bank’s “Here For Good” program. 

Community and business leaders came to the studios and offices of Froggy 103.7 this week for a ribbon cutting and open house to celebrate the radio station’s Business Partner Appreciation Day. New station manager Tammy Petty said the facility underwent some renovations, which were made possi…

Thanks to the Music Strikes Back benefit concert in June, it raised nearly $2,700 to buy items needed for the Homeless Veterans Center in Hopkinsville. These items were delivered on July 17.  Sponsors were VFW District 1, Ryan Buchanan post commander; WoodmenLife, Rachel Brown; Freedom Sound…