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…
MURRAY – The Calloway County Health Department announced 15 new confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) Saturday, marking the county’s largest one-day increase since the start of the pandemic in March.
MURRAY – For the first time in five decades, the Douglass community will not unite in Murray the first weekend in August for the annual homecoming reunion.
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 Calloway County Board of Education approved the 2020-21 Back to School Plan during a special called meeting Thursday night.
MURRAY – Grass clippings thrown onto the roadway are a major pet peeve and fear of both motorcycle riders and bicyclists. Calloway County Sheriff Sam Steger says homeowners need to be aware of the potential hazard and keep their clippings off the road whenever they mow.
HAZEL — 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 for about six more weeks.
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,…
FRANKFORT – Gov. Andy Beshear on Wednesday announced the reopening of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Regional Driver Licensing Office in Paducah.
MURRAY – With 11 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) reported, Calloway County suffered its highest one-day increase Thursday.
MURRAY – Kentucky State Police say they arrested an Almo woman Wednesday morning after she interrupted a traffic stop outside of Murray.
MURRAY – The Calloway County Health Department said Wednesday morning it had received notification of one new confirmed case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of cases since the start of the pandemic to 150.
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.
PADUCAH — Kentucky State Police said the agency’s Electronic Crime Branch arrested Russell A. Farmer, 24, of Paducah, on charges related to child sexual abuse material.
MURRAY – The Calloway County Humane Society and Calloway County Animal Shelter are asking for the public’s help with fostering cats and kittens as the shelter has seen a large influx of felines being brought in recently.
MURRAY – The Calloway County Health Department said it had received notification of three new confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) Monday.
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.
MURRAY — For the past several weeks, passersby of Chestnut Park in Murray have probably noticed a rather unusual activity being played on the basketball courts of the park.
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.
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…
MURRAY — A few weeks ago, Murray High School teacher Michael Robinson was at the Calloway County Public Library to conduct some business when he witnessed something that has since stuck with him.
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…
MURRAY — Some of the most well-known pieces of art work have their acclaim because of their simplicity.
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.
MURRAY — Murray-Calloway County Hospital CEO Jerry Penner was no doubt encouraged Wednesday with numbers that show the hospital made a strong recovery during the month of June after COVID-19 sent it into a tailspin from March through May.
FRANKFORT — The question of a local university’s journalism program was selected and answered by Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear Wednesday during his daily COVID-19 update from the Kentucky State Capitol.
SMITHLAND — Construction of the New U.S. 60 Cumberland River Bridge at Smithland, in Livingston County, is expected to ramp up substantially after August 1, 2020.