MURRAY – Mechelle Morgan, Murray Independent School District Digital Learning Coach, announced Murray Middle School “STEAM in the Middle School,” program is the recipient of a $5,000 grant from Battelle Education TSIN/STEMx STEM Classroom Grants, sponsored by TVA and BVI. 

Coy Samons, Murray Independent School District superintendent, is pictured with Murray Elementary School students in Vaneece Alvey’s first grade class and Beth Wood, MES Librarian, inside the MES Library. The group waved a 2020 New Year greeting to the MISD and community, and sent wishes for…

Murray Elementary School inducted 13 students into the AR 100 Point Club the first semester.  These reading leaders read books, passed Accelerated Reader tests, and earned over 100 points before the winter break. Front row, from left, are Bridger Eye, Milo Dillard, Eliora Archibong, Alice Dy…

MURRAY – The CCHS Academic Team earned second place overall at the West Kentucky Community & Technical College’s President’s Cup Tournament on Thursday, January 9th, 2020.  McCracken County High School took first place, while Paducah Tilghman earned third place, and Ballard Memorial High…

James Ray Williams, a third grade student at East Calloway Elementary School, had artwork chosen to participate in the “ Arts for All Kentucky” Traveling art exhibit. His artwork entitled, “Beautiful Rose” is currently on exhibit in schools throughout the state. His art teacher Sherry Darnal…

MURRAY – Murray Elementary School kindergarten students received a surprise holiday surprise.  They were provided with complimentary books from Season’s Readings, Inc., a non-profit corporation located in Murray.  Denise Whitaker, MES principal, said students participated in a math lesson la…

A group of Calloway County and Murray Elementary School students are pictured with Leadership Tomorrow Students from Murray and Calloway County High School. Ther junior and senior high school students were there with their younger counterparts during the After School Holiday Fun event at the…

Picture are, from left, East Principal Monica Price, Superintendent Tres Settle, Anthony Landreth, John Lawrence.and Joy Doran.

The Brad Deming Bicycle Fund started in October of 2015 by Brad Deming. Deming was an avid outdoorsman and joined with fellow outdoorsmen to help raise money to buy bicycles for children at Christmas. This money was raised by selling guided hunting and fishing trips throughout the year. Mr. …

MURRAY – Voluntary donations by farmers who purchase farm vehicle license plates, also known as ‘Ag Tags’ have finished the 2019 fiscal year with the second highest amount in history. Kentucky farmers made $613,246.37 in voluntary donations to the Ag Tag Program, the second-highest total in …

Coy Samons, Murray Independent School District superintendent, is pictured with Murray Elementary School students in Vaneece Alvey’s first grade class and Beth Wood, MES Librarian, inside the MES Library. The group waved a 2020 New Year greeting to the MISD and community, and sent wishes for…

Murray Elementary School inducted 13 students into the AR 100 Point Club the first semester.  These reading leaders read books, passed Accelerated Reader tests, and earned over 100 points before the winter break. Front row, from left, are Bridger Eye, Milo Dillard, Eliora Archibong, Alice Dy…

MURRAY – The CCHS Academic Team earned second place overall at the West Kentucky Community & Technical College’s President’s Cup Tournament on Thursday, January 9th, 2020.  McCracken County High School took first place, while Paducah Tilghman earned third place, and Ballard Memorial High…

James Ray Williams, a third grade student at East Calloway Elementary School, had artwork chosen to participate in the “ Arts for All Kentucky” Traveling art exhibit. His artwork entitled, “Beautiful Rose” is currently on exhibit in schools throughout the state. His art teacher Sherry Darnal…

MURRAY – Murray Elementary School kindergarten students received a surprise holiday surprise.  They were provided with complimentary books from Season’s Readings, Inc., a non-profit corporation located in Murray.  Denise Whitaker, MES principal, said students participated in a math lesson la…

A group of Calloway County and Murray Elementary School students are pictured with Leadership Tomorrow Students from Murray and Calloway County High School. Ther junior and senior high school students were there with their younger counterparts during the After School Holiday Fun event at the…

The Brad Deming Bicycle Fund started in October of 2015 by Brad Deming. Deming was an avid outdoorsman and joined with fellow outdoorsmen to help raise money to buy bicycles for children at Christmas. This money was raised by selling guided hunting and fishing trips throughout the year. Mr. …

MURRAY – Voluntary donations by farmers who purchase farm vehicle license plates, also known as ‘Ag Tags’ have finished the 2019 fiscal year with the second highest amount in history. Kentucky farmers made $613,246.37 in voluntary donations to the Ag Tag Program, the second-highest total in …

Pictured, in no order, are Murray High School Students selected by blind audition for the 1st District KMEA honor band. The 1st District KMEA honor band is made up of students from 13 different schools and placed in an ensemble to rehearse and provide a concert Jan. 11 at Paducah Tilghman Hi…

MURRAY – Recently, the sixth-grade Laker Academic Team brought home their 12th championship in the past 13 years at the Academic Showcase. The event was sponsored by the Kentucky Association of Academic Competition and was hosted by Graves County Central Elementary, as it consisted of six ot…

MURRAY – Recently Murray High School Seniors were inducted into the 2019-2020  National Honor Society during a special ceremony held inside the Murray High School Gym. Membership in the National Honor Society (NHS) is based on a student’s fulfillment of four requirements:  scholarship, leade…

Fourth-grade students from North Calloway Elementary School presented their science projects recently to other students as well as parents and teacher judges at their annual science fair.

The Creature collaboration was a joint effort by Murray Elementary third-grade students and Murray High School art students.Under the direction of Emily Chipman, MHS art teacher, the third-grade students designed a creature from their imagination and wrote a detailed description about it. MH…

Mitch Ryan, who was recently named to the Calloway County Board of Education, helped serve Thanksgiving lunch to East Calloway Elementary students Friday.

MURRAY – Murray Middle School sent 42 seventh and eighth grade students to attend the Kentucky Youth Assembly in Frankfort with MMS advisors Hope Foster, Heidi Mallory and Tommy Shown. MMS Advisors, Sherri Muehleman and Krista Fielder worked with students during second period, prior to atten…

Pictured are Murray Middle Students who were recognized for perfect attendance during the first nine weeks of school. From left are Drew May, eighth grade; Ayushi Patel, fourth grade; Jayden Woessner, sixth grade; Olivia Smee, fifth grade; and Michael Newton, seventh grade.

Calloway County Middle School seventh-grade students in Kellie Duncan’s Career Choices Class heard from Luke Puckett, owner of All Lasered Up about his engraving business. 

 Mrs. Loveless’ Spanish students from Calloway County High School participated in Murray State University’s World Language Showcase on Oct. 4. Spanish 1 students participated in workshops on a variety of cultural topics. They learned German tongue-twisters, played a Mayan ball game, helped m…

Murray High School Student Council held a snack food drive to benefit The Den Youth Service Center Friday’s snack bag program. Claire Whitaker, Murray High School Student Council representative, is pictured delivering items collected.

Students in Stacey Wortham’s Murray Elementary School kindergarten class dressed up as their favorite Career Professionals. Students are pictured with their Homeroom Hero Sam Wortham, number 51 with the Murray High School Football team.  

Murray State University student athletes hosted Special Olympics participants from around western Kentucky Sunday for A Day As A Racer at Roy Stewart Stadium. Above, Katie Purcell of Caldwell County, right, dribbles a ball with women’s basketball player G’Torria Swinton of Deerfield Beach, Florida.

MURRAY – Gabrielle Barnes, a senior agricultural science with agricultural education certification major at Murray State University, recently arrived at Calloway County High School and is working with the students and teachers in the agricultural science and technology department and the FFA…

Seventh-grade students at Calloway County Middle School are shown working on one of a series of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) activities at the onset of the school year. 

MURRAY – The Murray Independent School District board members honored the Murray High School’s AP Scholars during the monthly regular board meeting on Sept. 12.

MURRAY – The annual Male Role Model Volunteer Pizza Night was held at Murray Elementary School.  During the meeting Morgan Carman, Family Resource Youth Service Center director, addressed the group about the importance of positive male influences in the lives of students. 

MURRAY – Fathers, father-figures, grandfathers  and male role models, today from 5:30-6:45 p.m., the annual Male Volunteer Pizza Night will be held at Murray Elementary School. The group will meet at the MES Library at 5:30 p.m. to meet special guests, discuss the value of positive male infl…

East Calloway County Elementary students are shown studying various science concepts in Mrs. Amyee Herndon’s class.

Students in Calloway County High School Sophomore English teacher Jill Herdon’s class were completing a station activity where they predicted what the future would be like in 100 years. This was a connection activity to the short story unit where they read some science fiction pieces set in …

Pictured are Murray Elementary School students in Kandi Dawson’s third-grade class with two members of the MHS Football Team.  MHS Football team members visited MES Classrooms Friday morning prior to the MHS vs. Graves Football game at Ty Holland.  Football members discussed the game of foot…

Murray Elementary School students in Michelle Dickerson’s third-grade class pose with Murray High School Football team member Daniel Klukan. MES students enjoy visits from the MHS Football team members on Fridays on Black and Gold Spirit Day and celebrating Tiger game days with MHS Football …

Murray Middle School Fellowship of Christian Athletes donated two Sportsmanship Banners for the MMS gymnasium. Pictured is one of the banners with eighth-graders Jack Richey and Jansyn Hays. Both students are leaders for Murray Middle FCA. Michael Conley, Murray Middle FCA sponsor and Murray…

Students in Mrs. Futrell’s eighth-grade Health Class at Calloway County Middle School are shown learning CPR at the onset of the school year.

Fourth-grade students in Mrs. Darnell’s art class at East Calloway Elementary School are demonstrating how to create two and three dimensional “Dot Collages” inspired by the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama.

Calloway County FFA Chapter Vice-President Jace Kelso, left, and Chapter Secretary Anna Wilkins, right, were able to visit with United State Representative James Comer at a stop the congressman made at Furches Farms on Monday.

Mrs. Giles and Mrs. Anderson’s seventh-grade STEM classes were building various structures with limited supplies at the start of the school year at Calloway County Middle School.

Woodmen Life donated two flags for the Murray High School/Murray Middle School Mallory France Soccer Field, and the MHS and MMS Softball Field. Pictured, from left, are Adam Wade, Woodmen Life Rep., Lily Vanover, MHS senior, Teresa Speed, MHS Athletic Director, Tony Jarvis, MHS principal, Tr…

First-graders at Murray Elementary School celebrated the Grinch with a day of grinchly learning activities. The arts integrated lessons incorporated Dr. Seuss’s classic story of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas." Students dressed in green, wore antlers, or had Whoville hair styles. In the fro…

Sam Henry, owner and operator of All Seasons Electric talked to a class of seventh-graders at Calloway County Middle School earlier this month about his career as an electrician. Casey Naber, Calloway County Assistant Attorney also spoke to the class about the difference between serving as t…

CCHS Laker angler, Allen Mullins, is shown with a kindergarten student during the Season’s Readings event at East Calloway Elementary on Dec. 18. Students were surprised with books and were read to by members of the fishing team. Season’s Readings is a project started by local attorney, Mitc…

Murray State University football players read books to Southwest Calloway Elementary earlier this month as part of a program called Season's Readings. Started by Mitchell Ryan, the program gets hand-selected books for each kid in kindergarten classes in city and county schools.

Members of the Murray Middle Student Council hosted an appreciation breakfast for The Murray Police Department. In the front row from left are MMS students Sage Mize-Harper, Hannah Cary, Meg Robinson, and Raegan Settle.

Murray Middle School students enrolled in Michael Conley’s eighth grade physical education and health class surprised their custodian, Judy Karr, with a card and a box of chocolates. The students also surprised her by cleaning the entire gym and locker rooms to show their appreciation for he…

CCMS 7th grade students submitted essays to the local VFW for their Patriots Pen Essay Contest and the district winners are pictured here. From left to right are VFW's Flenoy Barrow, Nick Hedges, Riley Veazey, Evie Wathen, VFW's Loretta Barrow and Jeanetta McCallon teacher.

CCHS Freshman Bailey Provine presents her poster of Juliet for a project in Jill Herndon’s honors English class at Calloway County High School.

Kris Myers, Calloway County High School business student, who recently won first place in the State of Kentucky for the Microsoft Office Specialist competition in Excel. The honor made Kris eligible to attend the U.S. Microsoft Certification competition in Atlanta, Georgia. Myers, right, is …

Members of the Murray Hight School Swim Team volunteered with the Community Service Project “Kid’s Against Hunger.”  Quick meals were measured and sealed packaged for distribution to western Kentucky families in need. Pictured are Lucas Wilson, Coach Donna Hahs, Julianne Schmitz, Audrey Reni…