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4:33 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Replica Pioneer Village to Neighbor Fort Massac

A non-profit group is moving ahead with plans to construct a replica 19th century pioneer village on recently acquired land near Fort Massac State Park. 

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Business
4:28 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Murray Downtown Disasters: How the City’s Handling Collapsing, Burned Buildings

The burned downtown buildings as of this afternoon.
Troy Taylor WKMS

Listen to the full interview with Wells here.

Murray Mayor Bill Wells says the city was in talks with the Kentucky League of Cities for clarification on its legal involvement in keeping downtown buildings safe and maintained before this morning’s fire broke out.

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Business
4:24 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Bad Luck: Murray Business Loses Office After Collapse, Then Fire Threatens New Office

Credit Troy Taylor

First it was a collapsed office, now it is a fire next door, Pierce Keller and Associates is facing destruction again. Julie Keller and her husband had purchased and were in the process of renovating 504 Maple Street when adjacent buildings on Murray’s square caught fire overnight Tuesday.

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Government
4:22 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Henry Co. Voters Confused by Primary Ballots for Statewide Elections

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With less than two weeks until the Tennessee primary election, at least one local election official reports general voter confusion over the state’s ballot system.

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Government
3:39 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Kentucky I-69 Project One Step Closer to Completion

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State officials have issued another contract for ongoing work to convert a stretch of road to Interstate 69 in Webster County. 

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Arts
3:03 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Draffenville Native on Playing with The Gibson Brothers and Kentucky Opry Show

The Gibson Brothers

Clayton Campbell, fiddle player for award-winning Bluegrass group The Gibson Brothers talks with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about growing up on stage at The Kentucky Opry, his career in music, and performing in front of his hometown friends and family in Draffenville.

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Education
11:29 am
Wed July 23, 2014

KSBIT Bills Hit School Districts for Hundreds of Thousands

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Kentucky School districts are starting to receive bills for the failed Kentucky School Boards Insurance Trust, or KSBIT. The insurance trust shut down June 30, 2013, with a $60 million deficit in its worker’s compensation and property and liability pools.

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Datebook
9:11 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Datebook: July 23 - Raymond Chandler's Birthday

Dr. Kit Wesler, professor at Murray State University, presents "Mounds and Priests, Cathedrals and Popes: Was Wickliffe a Native American Cathedral Town in AD 1250.” The presentation is tomorrow night at 7 at the McCracken County Public Library as part of its Evenings Upstairs series. The program is free and open to the public. Details at mclib.net

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Environment
8:03 am
Wed July 23, 2014

DOE Awards Fluor $420M Contract for Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant Decommission and Decontamination

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Federal, state and local officials are praising the U.S. Department of Energy’s awarding a three-year $420 million clean-up contract to Fluor Federal Services, for decommissioning and decontamination of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant.

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Business
6:28 am
Wed July 23, 2014

[Slideshow: Afternoon Photos Added] Early Morning Fire on Murray Court Square

Firefighters work to contain the fire from 5th Street
Troy Taylor

(Click on the above photo to see the slideshow. More photos on our Facebook page)

UPDATE - 7/24/14 11:30 AM -- Murray firefighters remain on the scene since they are concerned about the possibility of small rekindling flames. The fire department is continuing to investigate the start of the fire, which they believe began at Wilson's Florist. Roads surrounding the damaged buildings remain closed.

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