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A Murray State University student was killed Tuesday evening in a collision involving multiple vehicles in southern Illinois. 

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The Murray State University Board of Regents Finance Committee, along with most of the other Regents met Tuesday afternoon to discuss potential financial challenges in the forthcoming years at Murray State. President Bob Davies said many of the unknowns (like state appropriation and pension liability) may be answered in the upcoming legislative session, but felt the discussion couldn't wait until then. 

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The wife of U.S. Sen. Rand Paul says her husband hasn't taken a single breath without pain since what she calls "a deliberate, blindside attack" by a Kentucky neighbor earlier this month.

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The Kentucky Department for Public Health has declared an outbreak of acute hepatitis A, with cases reported in multiple counties, including Christian, McCracken and Hopkins. 

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This week on Something from Nothing we feature local art teacher John Romang from his home studio which also serves as a garage. In the episode John talks about the importance of variety in art. He practices what he preaches as two of his primary forms of art are completely different mediums.

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Kentucky State Police are accepting donations for their annual holiday food drive.

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Kentucky's Republican governor has called on the state's former GOP House speaker to give up his seat in the legislature after privately settling a sexual harassment claim brought by a member of his staff. 

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City of Murray officials are moving into a new city hall next week. 

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Humans aren't the only ones seeking warmth, food and shelter in the winter months. As it gets cold outside, you might find a few critters wander into your home with the same idea. There are tens of thousands of insects, arachnids and other classes and species in Kentucky, but Matt Markgraf visits the lab of Murray State assistant professor of biology Dr. Laura Sullivan Beckers to talk about some of the most common in west Kentucky that you might find in your home this time of year.

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Calloway County Deputy Judge Executive Bill Marcum is joining the race for local Judge Executive next year.


Marcum - a Republican - said he’s familiar with the inner-workings of local government and his position would make for a smooth transition.


He said he is interested in county issues, but wants to focus on improving infrastructure and maintaining a balanced budget.