Rains bring relief, but not enough to break drought

An irrigator created a sunbow as it provided much-needed hydration to this field of young beans off of State Route 94 East Friday evening.

MURRAY – Following abnormally dry conditions in June, Calloway County officially entered a moderate drought in early July. The few significant systems have helped stave off the worst; nonetheless, the impacts of the drought are being felt far and wide.

The City of Murray has been under a burn ban since July 3. At the Calloway County Board of Education meeting Thursday, Superintendent Tres Settle, noting the farmers who serve on the board would likely understand, drew special attention in the financial report to the unusually high water bills stemming from irrigating sports fields.