Lead Stories

5:12 am
Wed July 11, 2007

I Remember Ray Brown

Dr. Brian Clardy

Murray, KY – Dizzy Gillespie said "Ray Brown played the strongest, most fluid and imaginative bass lines in modern jazz." A quote such as this summarizes Brown's expansive, nearly six-decade career, collaborating with superstars like Charlie Parker, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, any many others. Dr. Brian Clardy remembers his first hand experience with Ray Brown, days before Brown's sudden death in 2002.

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4:19 am
Wed July 11, 2007

Smoking Ban Challenge


Murray, KY – Lawyers for the Paducah pool hall owner who is challenging the city's smoking ban were back in front of a McCracken County judge this afternoon.

Click the "Listen" icon above to hear Jim Michael's report on the smoking ban challenge.

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3:50 am
Tue July 10, 2007

Ballard Road Funds

Personnel Cabinet Secretary Brian Crall

Murray, KY – Frankfort opened up the state check book this morning and gave Ballard County nearly 800 thousand dollars, mostly for road work.

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Local Features
3:13 am
Tue July 10, 2007

Cotton Patch Gospel


Murray, KY – Cotton Patch Gospel is a modern musical retelling of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. But with a bluegrass band and southern humor, the show interprets and takes liberty on the scriptures. As Jim Michael explains, that interpretation hasn't gone over well with some audience members.

Click the "Listen" icon above to hear Michael's report on Cotton Patch Gospel in Grand Rivers.

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5:19 am
Mon July 9, 2007

Craig Morris

Murray, KY – From inventor Nathan B. Stubblefield to anecdotist and Navy Chaplain Howell Maurice Forgy, Calloway County has been home for many historic intellectuals. Commentator Martin Booth Tracy talks about how one Murray native by the name of Edward Craig Morris stayed true to his Kentucky roots while curating for the American Museum of Natural History in New York and excavating the Andean Mountains of Peru.

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Local Features
3:06 am
Fri July 6, 2007

Graves County Consolidation

Governor Ernie Fletcher

Murray, KY – The 2006 Fancy Farm Picnic yielded a promise from Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher and Sentator Ken Winters that Fancy Farm Elementary school would be replaced with a new facility. Six months later the funding was there. This funding, however, requires the district to build one school to replace two. Three consecutive meetings Tuesday night may have finally given residents of Fancy Farm and Lowes some concrete answers. Chad Lampe was there and filed this report.

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2:46 am
Fri July 6, 2007

Clarksville Murder Indictments


Murray, KY – A Clarksville, Tennessee shootout last month that killed an innocent bystander has resulted in a grand jury indicting two men for murder.

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3:40 am
Thu July 5, 2007

Beach Reopens


Murray, KY – Unsafe bacteria levels prompted the closure of the two beaches at an area state park. Now they're back open.

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3:08 am
Thu July 5, 2007

Kentucky Road Ratings

Dr. David Hartgen

Murray, KY – Traveling along Kentucky Roadways is a trip on the 12th best road system in the country, but it might take a little longer to reach your destination.

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5:15 am
Tue July 3, 2007

MSU Projects for Special Session

MSU President Dr. Randy Dunn

Murray, KY – Energy incentives, domestic partner benefits and an outdoor stadium at the Kentucky Horse Park, are just a few of the 22 items the legislature will vote on the upcoming special session. But will Murray State benefit from any of this proposed legislation?

Click the "Listen" icon above to hear Chad Lampe's report on Murray State University projects.

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