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FANCY FARM – For more than 130 years, the Fancy Farm Picnic in Graves County has been an important destination every August for any Kentuckian running for state or federal office. The COVID-19 pandemic changed that this year, but the event still raised money for St. Jerome’s Catholic Church …

Justin Holland, official government weather observer for Murray reported that the high temperature for the month was 96 degrees on July 20. The low temperature for the month was 68 degrees on July 1. Average temperatures for the month were a high of 91 degrees which was two degrees above nor…


Benson Jones, in the purple T-shirt, follows closely behind Murray Police Chief Jeff Liles Saturday evening during the MKY Unity and Love Prayer Walk Jones spearheaded. The group gathered at St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church and proceeded west on Spruce Street before turning south on Four…

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MURRAY – The Calloway County Health Department said it received notification of one new confirmed case of coronavirus (COVID-19) Friday. 

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Charles Berberette, left, of Buchanan, Tennessee and Zan McClelland of Murray pull weeds Thursday afternoon in front of Roy Stewart Stadium. Both are employees of the Grounds Maintenance Division of the Murray State University’s Department for Facilities Management.


MURRAY – The Murray High School Alumni and Friends Association on Wednesday honored alumnus James Payne for his 22 years of service with the Fort Wayne (Indiana) Police Department and the bravery he has shown during recent times of racial unrest.


Eric Imus, a Murray resident and employee of Thompson Tile, prepares to lay more tile inside the Thoroughbred Room (otherwise known as the T-Room) inside Murray State University’s Curris Center Wednesday in the spot that will be home to a new Mexican eatery, Tres Habaneros. Matt Whittenberg,…

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WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman James Comer announced plans Wednesday to host a live telephone town hall at 5 p.m. Central time Thursday, July 30, to update constituents and answer questions on issues facing America. If votes are called and Congressman Comer must step away, the event may be po…


Damien Stover of Murray, pictured at top, and Steve Hall of North Carolina stand on a boom lift Tuesday morning as they paint the outside of Price Doyle Fine Arts Center on Murray State University's campus. Joel Roberson, corporate general manager for Squeegee Squad said the company is doing…

Cooper Allen of Murray is pictured riding a Onewheel on Olive Boulevard Tuesday morning to get to his job at Burrito Shack. A Onewheel is sort of an electric skateboard that powers on when it senses the weight of the rider, and Allen said he thinks it is a great way to get around.

FRANKFORT – (KT) Gov. Andy Beshear is closing bars and reducing restaurant capacity to 25%, but he made no mention of restrictions on in-person worship services during Monday’s press briefing.

MURRAY – After months of state restrictions and instability related to the COVID-19 pandemic, local restaurant owners are once again adjusting to a new executive order from Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear.

MURRAY – A Paducah man accused of pointing a gun at protesters last month will next appear in Calloway District Court on Sept. 8 for three misdemeanor charges.

MURRAY — With the delayed Kentucky primary election now a few weeks behind them, the members of the Calloway County Board of Elections are turning their attention to the November general election. 

MURRAY — After five new positive cases of COVID-19 were reported Friday in Calloway County, it seemed to reason that it was only the start of a very active weekend. 

MURRAY —  The second meeting of the City of Murray’s recycling workgroup last week did not result in any new guidelines being established, but it did perhaps begin to uncover some of what citizens can expect in the future. 

This week’s article takes up the subject of carbon monoxide and its dangerous effects on humans. In addressing your concerns, this week I’ll begin by presenting what carbon monoxide is and why first responders, medical professionals, and scientists around the world refer to carbon monoxide a…

PADUCAH — A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) plans an extended closure of State Line Road (County Road 1199) east of Hazel in Calloway County starting today.

MURRAY — Originally, nothing was really emphasized for Thursday’s meeting of the Murray City Council when it came to the “Mayor’s Report”

Thursday marked the second time the Murray City Council had a meeting in which all of the members were in the same room since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic during the spring. In their previous meeting at City Hall, they had marked the occasion by having this image taken. Pictured, from …


The lavender blossoms of a fully-bloomed crepe myrtle tree helps accentuate the appearance of the freshly-cleaned exterior of the Price Doyle Fine Arts Building Thursday afternoon on the Murray State University campus. This particular crepe myrtle is one of several that line the western edge…

Two people were taken to a hospital Wednesday afternoon after being involved in a two-vehicle wreck near Kirksey. Details were still few Wednesday evening, but Calloway County Fire-Rescue said the wreck was at the intersection of KY 299 (Kirksey Highway) and Palmer Road. It said the extent o…

FRANKFORT — The public is invited to virtual town hall meetings to discuss improving outcomes for Kentucky children and families involved in the state foster care system. Citizen Foster Care Review Boards are hosting eight regional meetings between July 20-31. Registration is required.