Gentry House http://wkms.org en Murray City Council Talks Changes to City Gov't, Gentry House http://wkms.org/post/murray-city-council-talks-changes-city-govt-gentry-house <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Murray City Council is debating reducing the council's size, meeting load and number of committees.</span></p><p>City administrator Matt Mattingly prompted a lengthy discussion among council members at Thursday night's meeting after putting forth a proposal to reduce standing committees - &nbsp;and cut city council meetings to one per month – in order to make the city more efficient.</p><p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 05:00:00 +0000 John Null 38244 at http://wkms.org Murray City Council Talks Changes to City Gov't, Gentry House Gentry House Board Still Plans to Close Jan. 31 Due to Lack of Funds, Director http://wkms.org/post/gentry-house-board-still-plans-close-jan-31-due-lack-funds-director <p></p><p>Murray’s Gentry House Board still plans to close the non-profit emergency family shelter on Jan. 31 after a special called board meeting today.</p><p>The meeting <a href="http://wkms.org/post/murray-city-council-mulls-approaches-keeping-gentry-house-open">followed yesterday’s Murray city council meeting</a> where Councilman Robert Billington made a proposal to place the shelter under the purview of Murray’s Housing Authority, which currently pays $28,000 in-lieu-of tax to the city. Fri, 10 Jan 2014 22:26:26 +0000 Whitney Jones 37954 at http://wkms.org Gentry House Board Still Plans to Close Jan. 31 Due to Lack of Funds, Director Murray City Council Mulls Approaches to Keeping Gentry House Open http://wkms.org/post/murray-city-council-mulls-approaches-keeping-gentry-house-open <p>The Murray City Council is asking the board of a non-profit that provides homeless housing to rescind its decision to close at the end of January.</p><p>The Gentry House, which houses four homeless families, decided to close last year due to lack of funding and staffing difficulties - four executive directors in six years.</p><p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 03:45:28 +0000 John Null 37930 at http://wkms.org Murray City Council Mulls Approaches to Keeping Gentry House Open Gentry House Continues Searching for Funding to Stay Open http://wkms.org/post/gentry-house-continues-searching-funding-stay-open <p></p><p>Board members of Murray’s Gentry House are working to keep the Murray non-profit housing for homeless families open past its Jan. 31 closing date.</p><p>Volunteer director Melinda Johnson says the board met with members of the Murray Human Rights Commission Thursday to further discuss the non-profit’s needs and possible long-term funding options. Fri, 13 Dec 2013 19:30:20 +0000 Whitney Jones 37321 at http://wkms.org Gentry House Continues Searching for Funding to Stay Open Gentry House Plans to Close Next Year, But Will Discuss Suggested Funding Options http://wkms.org/post/gentry-house-plans-close-next-year-will-discuss-suggested-funding-options <p></p><p>A Murray non-profit that provides housing for homeless families with children plans to close January 31.</p><p>Gentry House board members met with Murray’s Human Rights Commission Monday to discuss funding options that could keep the housing non-profit open. Volunteer director and board member Melinda Johnson says the meeting was an opportunity to clarify the difficulties it’s facing. Tue, 10 Dec 2013 18:29:33 +0000 Whitney Jones 37225 at http://wkms.org Gentry House Plans to Close Next Year, But Will Discuss Suggested Funding Options 'Run for the Homeless' at the Gentry House Derby Party http://wkms.org/post/run-homeless-gentry-house-derby-party <p>Mike Wilson and Emily Kohl of the Gentry House in Murray stop by our studio on<em> Sounds Good </em>to speak with Kate Lochte about the first-annual community Derby Party: Run for the Homeless fundraiser on Saturday, May 4th at the Murray Banquet Center. The event starts at 2 p.m. and the race begins at 5:24 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Proceeds benefit the Gentry House in Murray. The Gentry House is a homeless/emergency shelter that acts as a safe haven for families with children in Murray and Calloway County. <a href="http://www.gentryhouse.org/">Click here for more about the Gentry House</a>.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 19:48:24 +0000 Kate Lochte 31211 at http://wkms.org 'Run for the Homeless' at the Gentry House Derby Party