Austin Ramsey http://wkms.org en Murray State Releases Preliminary Budget Recommendations http://wkms.org/post/murray-state-releases-preliminary-budget-recommendations <p>Murray State University Interim President Tim Miller has released preliminary recommendations for consideration in the 2014-15 fiscal budgeting process.</p><p>The 48 proposals are the product of MSU’s three budget task force subcommittees. The subcommittees began work in September, after the university encountered almost $2 million in state pension obligations and a 700,000-dollar health insurance increase.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 17:00:36 +0000 Austin Ramsey 36607 at http://wkms.org Murray State Releases Preliminary Budget Recommendations Failed Graves Referendum May Result in Cuts, Fuels School Funding Debate http://wkms.org/post/failed-graves-referendum-may-result-cuts-fuels-school-funding-debate <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Graves County Schools Superintendent Kim Harrison says budget cuts are likely to allocate funding for much-needed facility repairs at school sites. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Harrison's statement comes a day after a <a href="http://wkms.org/post/graves-county-special-election-turnout-higher-expected">proposed 18 percent property tax increase failed in a county-wide special election</a>. Harrison says the money was needed to qualify for a state matching grant.</span></p><p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 18:17:38 +0000 Austin Ramsey 36527 at http://wkms.org Failed Graves Referendum May Result in Cuts, Fuels School Funding Debate Graves County Property Tax Fails in Special Election http://wkms.org/post/graves-county-property-tax-fails-special-election-0 <p></p><p>Graves county residents have voted down a proposed 18% property tax that would have added funding to the county school system.</p><p>74% of the more than 6000 votes were cast against the measure in a special election yesterday. Wed, 13 Nov 2013 12:27:25 +0000 Austin Ramsey 36519 at http://wkms.org Graves County Property Tax Fails in Special Election Graves County Special Election Turnout Higher than Expected http://wkms.org/post/graves-county-special-election-turnout-higher-expected <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Graves County residents are weighing in on the county-wide proposed property tax hike today in higher numbers than expected. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">County Clerk Barry </span>Kennemore<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says most polling stations are reporting steady results but few lines. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">He says, if voters keep up the pace, overall turnout could reach 40 percent, which he says is higher than his initial projections.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 18:13:25 +0000 Austin Ramsey 36498 at http://wkms.org Graves County Special Election Turnout Higher than Expected Local Winery to Build Store in Murray http://wkms.org/post/local-winery-build-store-murray <p>Paris Winery and Spirits, which currently operates in Tennessee is looking to open a sales and tasting business in Murray.</p><p>The city's zoning board has approved the wineries application to occupy the old Domino’s Pizza building on 12th Street.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 22:51:26 +0000 Austin Ramsey 36392 at http://wkms.org Local Winery to Build Store in Murray Committee Scraps Fundraising Plan for Regional Sports Complex http://wkms.org/post/committee-scraps-fundraising-plan-regional-sports-complex <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hopkins County will not seek a $4 million fundraising campaign to support the county’s planned regional sports complex. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Recreation, Buildings and Grounds Committee Tuesday told representatives from Strategic Development Consultants the county would not need their services.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 17:13:00 +0000 Austin Ramsey 36342 at http://wkms.org Committee Scraps Fundraising Plan for Regional Sports Complex Local Man Brings to Life Replica Baseball Bats from Past http://wkms.org/post/local-man-brings-life-replica-baseball-bats-past <p>With the close of the year’s major-league baseball season, and as ball fields lie dormant for a short winter hiatus, one local baseball fan isn’t quite done.</p><p>Bill Rayburn and his replica 1800s bat company will continue to fill orders and produce artisan baseball bats that represent different periods of America’s favorite pastime. Rayburn, in his &nbsp;little workshop west of Murray makes a little piece of baseball history every day.</p><p></p><p>Rayburn<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> really likes baseball, and he has ever since he was a kid.</span></p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 20:09:39 +0000 Austin Ramsey 36311 at http://wkms.org Local Man Brings to Life Replica Baseball Bats from Past Discovery Park Celebrates Opening Weekend http://wkms.org/post/discovery-park-celebrates-opening-weekend <p>Discovery Park of America officials say they had a good turnout for its opening weekend.</p><p>Marketing Director Mary Nita Bondurant says the 50-acre park in Union City had&nbsp; more than 4,300 visitors and relatively few glitches.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 17:22:49 +0000 Austin Ramsey 36271 at http://wkms.org Discovery Park Celebrates Opening Weekend Zay Jackson to Transfer http://wkms.org/post/zay-jackson-transfer <p></p><p>Murray State University Head Basketball Coach Steve Prohm says sophomore guard Zaveral “Zay” Jackson will be transferring to another school next semester. Thu, 31 Oct 2013 21:57:07 +0000 Austin Ramsey 36189 at http://wkms.org Zay Jackson to Transfer LBL to Close Some Wildlife Refuges for Winter http://wkms.org/post/lbl-close-some-wildlife-refuges-winter <p></p><p>Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area is closing nine wildlife refuges for the winter starting next month.</p><p>The refuges include portions of Duncan Bay, Smith Bay, and Rushing Bay on Kentucky Lake; Fulton and Honker bays on Lake Barkley; and Long Creek Refuge at the back of Elbow Bay. Mon, 28 Oct 2013 11:57:27 +0000 Austin Ramsey 36091 at http://wkms.org LBL to Close Some Wildlife Refuges for Winter