Of all the Alexander daughters, who would have thought Pamela would be the one? We’re talking about Pamela Jane, the middle child, known for secretly ordering six-packs from the local liquor store and having them delivered to the house when the parents were out of town.   

Google the phrase “heartbeat sounds” and you’ll find an array of audio and video possibilities, ranging from a mere minute to a full 12 hours of lub-dub, lub-dub. There are soporific pulsations to pamper babies longing for the comfort of the womb and beats to becalm insomniacs. 

Twin boys. Exciting news. A double blessing. Megan Scholl Lindberg and her husband were thrilled, as was their little girl, Malena. Preparations for the births began. “They were totally healthy and growing on track,” Megan recalls.

When Murray Art Guild’s Hope Garden was officially unveiled last week, a gloomy, gray day burst into vibrant color. Eight participants from WATCH, a day training program for developmentally and intellectually disabled adults, were on site to celebrate the installation of the community mosaic…

When my brother was in college, one of his girlfriends was a Chi Omega who’d been homecoming queen at Penn State. With a complexion smooth as rose petals, and a Cindy Crawford beauty mark above the corner of her pouty lips, Judy was blond and gorgeous. Not only did she – quoting Lord Byron –…

When my mother was alive, her subscription to the Murray Ledger & Times provided daily reassurance that I, her youngest child, was safe and sound in faraway Kentucky. A native New Yorker, Mother could not quite fathom how anyone would relocate to a state a thousand miles from what had be…

The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat are most keenly felt when it’s the home town team we root for. Take, for instance, the time that Murray State University beat Vanderbilt in the first round game of the Western Region of the NCAA Tournament in 2010.

Last week in Murray, about 120 citizens showed up for a town hall discussion about plans for expansion of the Calloway County Public Library. The same night, close to a hundred people gathered at the Market House Theatre in Paducah for “Democracy & the Informed Citizen,” a statewide proj…