Murray, KY – Today is the busiest mailing day of the year. The U.S. Postal Service will process around 839 million cards and letters today. Murray Postal Officials expect to ship some 6,000 pieces of mail. The busiest delivery day is Wednesday. Customers can also go online to print their own postage and shipping labels as well as discounts for shipping online. Residents in Murray can also take care of their postal needs by visiting their area Contract Postal Units.
Murray, KY – Murray State Athletics Director Allen Ward has narrowed his search for a new Racer Football Coach. Ward says the final three are Wisconsin recruiting coordinator Randall McCray, former Georgia Southern head coach Chris Hatcher and East Carolina offensive coordinator Steve Shankweiler. Ward and his search committee interview the candidates this week. Ward hopes to have a new coach in place before the University closes for winter break next week.
Frankfort, KY – A report by anti-smoking groups ranks Kentucky 40th among states in the amount of money spent to persuade people to quit or never start smoking. The report says Kentucky spends $3.9 million a year on tobacco prevention and cessation programs, The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that total is far below the amount the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends. Kentucky ranked 41st last year. The slight bump is due to an increase in federal funding for Kentucky cessation programs.