Larry Elkins http://wkms.org en Calloway County Judge Executive Says It’s Unlikely Fiscal Court Will Endorse Local Park Tax http://wkms.org/post/calloway-county-judge-executive-says-it-s-unlikely-fiscal-court-will-endorse-local-park-tax <p>The Calloway County Judge Executive says it’s unlikely the Fiscal Court will endorse a local park tax that the Murray City Council unanimously supported last week.</p><p>Larry Elkins says the tax would give area parks 5 cents on every $100 of assessed property. That would total around $1.2 million dollars each year, which is 800,000 dollars more than the parks’ current annual budget.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 14:23:13 +0000 Whitney Jones 39305 at http://wkms.org Calloway County Judge Executive Says It’s Unlikely Fiscal Court Will Endorse Local Park Tax Elkins Explains Circulated Email About Calloway Road Conditions on US 68/80 http://wkms.org/post/elkins-explains-circulated-email-about-calloway-road-conditions-us-6880 <p>Calloway County’s top elected official is circulating an email in jest regarding poor driving on a stretch of road that's been the source controversy over its speed limit.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 20:07:24 +0000 Rob Canning 39096 at http://wkms.org Elkins Explains Circulated Email About Calloway Road Conditions on US 68/80 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 Elkins: 'No Reasonable Explanation' Regarding KYTC's U.S. 68/KY 80 Speed Limit http://wkms.org/post/elkins-no-reasonable-explanation-regarding-kytcs-us-68ky-80-speed-limit <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Calloway County Judge-Executive Larry Elkins is pushing to get the speed limit on a portion of highway U.S. 68/KY 80 raised from 55 mph, to 65.</span></p><p>Last year, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet <a href="http://wkms.org/post/speed-limit-going-ky-6880">raised the speed limit on a different, 59-mile section of the highway</a> between Cadiz and Bowling Green.</p><p>Elkins said he met with KYTC official Mike McGregor at the end of October to discuss raising the speed limit, but walked away from the meeting unsatisfied. Wed, 20 Nov 2013 13:24:13 +0000 John Null 36726 at http://wkms.org Elkins: 'No Reasonable Explanation' Regarding KYTC's U.S. 68/KY 80 Speed Limit Agriculture Commissioner Plans Area Visit To Discuss Mosquito Problem http://wkms.org/post/agriculture-commissioner-plans-area-visit-discuss-mosquito-problem <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer will meet with local judge executives next Tuesday concerning this year’s increased</span><a href="http://wkms.org/post/tn-health-department-warns-mosquito-borne-illness" style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;mosquito levels</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>Judge-executives from Calloway, Marshall, Lyon and&nbsp;Trigg&nbsp;counties sent a letter to the commissioner asking for aerial pesticide spraying. The commissioner responded by requesting an in-person meeting.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 16:42:08 +0000 Rob Canning 32472 at http://wkms.org Agriculture Commissioner Plans Area Visit To Discuss Mosquito Problem MCTA Asks Calloway County Fiscal Court for Funds http://wkms.org/post/mcta-asks-calloway-county-fiscal-court-funds <p>As part of the Murray-Calloway County Transit Authority’s continuing fight to keep vehicles on the roads, officials with the joint organization are now <a href="http://wkms.org/post/murray-calloway-county-transit-seeks-funding-continue-operations">seeking funds</a> from the Calloway County Fiscal Court.</p><p>MCTA Board member Darrel McFerron presented a $9,000 reimbursement proposal at Tuesday’s Fiscal Court meeting.</p> Wed, 22 May 2013 02:01:03 +0000 Austin Ramsey 31722 at http://wkms.org Faulkner Appointed Calloway County Clerk http://wkms.org/post/faulkner-appointed-calloway-county-clerk <p></p><p>Longtime Calloway County Clerk’s Office employee Antonia Faulkner is the new county clerk.</p><p>Judge Executive Larry Elkins conducted Faulkner’s swearing-in ceremony yesterday afternoon.</p><p> Thu, 02 May 2013 15:48:39 +0000 John Null 31312 at http://wkms.org Faulkner Appointed Calloway County Clerk A Look at Murray's Upcoming Alcohol Vote http://wkms.org/post/look-murrays-upcoming-alcohol-vote <p>This July 17<sup>th</sup>, Murray residents will head to the polls to decide whether or not the city should go wet. That is, whether to allow the sale of alcohol within the city limits. Murray&rsquo;s current alcohol status could be described as &ldquo;moist&rdquo;, as restaurants can sell alcoholic beverages, by-the-drink with some restrictions. Gary Pitts looked into the upcoming vote to find out about possible outcomes.</p> Fri, 23 Mar 2012 21:25:52 +0000 Gary Pitts 17359 at http://wkms.org A Look at Murray's Upcoming Alcohol Vote Murray Wet-Dry Vote Date Set http://wkms.org/post/murray-wet-dry-vote-date-set <p>Murray will hold a local option election in July to decide whether or not to allow packaged alcohol sales within the city limits. County Judge Executive Larry Elkins says the election is scheduled for July 17th. He says the election would normally be between 60 and 90 days from the petition&rsquo;s certification date, but the date had to be pushed back due to the May 22<sup>nd</sup>&nbsp;presidential primary. Mon, 12 Mar 2012 21:18:28 +0000 Gary Pitts 17231 at http://wkms.org Murray Wet-Dry Vote Date Set