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9:21 am
Mon December 15, 2014

Datebook: December 15 - Blood Drive, Healthy Bites, Grandparent Support

The American Red Cross holds a blood drive this Thursday from 12:30 to 5:30 at First Presbyterian Church, located at 1601 Main Street in Murray. All blood types are needed, especially O negative, A negative, or B negative. To learn more about donating blood and to schedule an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org.

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WKMS Press Releases
6:31 pm
Sat December 13, 2014

[UPDATE] 88.9 FM All-Classical Murray Now On Air (Formerly 99.5 FM All-Classical Murray)

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UPDATE: 88.9 FM All-Classical Murray is now installed and on air. Classical listeners in Murray, change your preset!

We are changing frequency 99.5 FM All-Classical Murray to 88.9 FM All-Classical Murray. The changeover will occur soon.

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Society
4:13 pm
Sat December 13, 2014

UPDATED: No Foul Play Suspect in Murray Woman's Death

UPDATE Monday 2:15pm - No foul play is suspected in the death of 23-year-old Megan Cooper over the weekend.  

Calloway County Coroner Ricky Harris says no lethal trauma was found and does not suspect foul play. However, a toxicology report from Louisville will reveal more into the cause of death. Harris says those reports usually take about 10 days.  

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Business
4:25 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Hospital Closure Will Have 'Domino Effect' on Fulton Economy

Credit City of Fulton

Fulton City and County Officials say they will persevere despite a loss of revenue and jobs following the closing of Parkway Regional Hospital. 

Community Health Systems announced today Parkway will discontinue acute inpatient and emergency room services by March 31, 2015.  

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Environment
3:47 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

LBL Officials Address Concern About Scenery Management Plan

Credit LBL Forest Service

Land Between the Lake’s officials are addressing some confusion about their draft Scenery Management Plan which has raised concern among those who disagree with Forest Service management of the National Recreation Area. 

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Government
3:13 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Contract Awarded in Benton to Continue Bringing I-69 Corridor Up to Standards

Credit Wikimedia Commons

Governor Steve Beshear announced a contract to reconstruct a KY 348 interchange in Benton in another effort to bring Julian M. Carroll Purchase Parkway up to interstate highway standards for the I-69 project.

Jim Smith Contracting Company won the more than $8 million bid to change the cloverleaf interchange into a diamond one to accommodate for interstate speeds. The project is set for completion June 30, 2016.

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Education
3:08 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Murray State Receives Discrepancy-Free Reaccreditation Report

Credit nse.org

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges says it has reaffirmed Murray State University’s accreditation without any recommendations.

The announcement was made at SACSCOC’ annual meeting this week.

SACSCOC is the regional body for accrediting higher education institutions in the South which need to be reaccredited every 10 years. 

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Datebook
10:25 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Datebook: December 12 - Reindeer Run, Cram the Cruiser, Stars & Promises

The Reindeer Run 5K is tomorrow morning at John James Audubon State Park in Henderson. Race day registration starts at 8, and the race begins at 9. It’s the final race of the Western Kentucky 5K Race Series. For more information, visit parks.ky.gov

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Culture
6:57 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Wreaths Placed In Veteran Cemeteries Across Kentucky

Credit Deborah V Studios / http://veterans.ky.gov/cemeteries/Pages/KVCW.aspx

Thousands of wreaths will be placed on gravestones at four state cemeteries tomorrow, including Veterans Cemetery West in Hopkinsville.  The nationwide observance, part of the Wreaths Across America program, will coincide with a noontime ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.  Veterans Cemetery West Director Richard Stanley said the group's mission is to remember, honor, and teach.

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Sports
4:20 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Murray State Names New Football Coach

Pictured: Mitch Stewart.
Credit Murray State Athletics

Murray State University’s football team has named its next leader just hours after former coach Chris Hatcher took the top spot at Samford University.

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