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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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Society
3:21 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

Downtown Murray's Main Street Reopened to Traffic

KY 94/Main Street through downtown Murray is now clear to traffic after more than a month of closure at the intersection of 4th street stemming from February's building collapse.

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Business
2:28 pm
Sat March 29, 2014

Roof Collapses on Downtown Murray Building

Officials block off the area around the building with the partial roof collapse.
Credit Whitney Jones / WKMS

The roof of a downtown Murray building partially collapsed this morning. Police and city officials received calls about the damaged building on 117 S. 4th St. around 10 a.m.

The building used to house Yours, Mine and Ours and still belongs to the same owner. No one was in the building when a section of the roof collapsed.

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Society
1:27 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Collapsed Murray Building Set for Demolition

The collapsed downtown Murray building will be demolished following a structural engineer's report.

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Business
2:02 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Main Street Promotes Downtown Support, Cleanup Could Be Lengthy

Murray Main Street is promoting the reopening of downtown Murray following a building collapse late last week, and is asking residents to help support affected businesses. 

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Society
4:49 pm
Wed February 26, 2014

Timeline Takes Shape for Murray Building Collapse Clean-Up

Work is moving forward to clean up the building that collapsed in downtown Murray last weekend.

By this weekend, a contractor will shore up the north and remaining west walls and remove the building’s roof. Then, a structural engineer will assess the building’s condition and provide additional direction to the demolition contractor.

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Society
1:21 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Murray Allows Owners Limited Access to Affected Downtown Properties

The owners of some of the 15 properties affected by the downtown Murray building collapse have limited access to their offices today from 10am to 2pm. 

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Society
4:50 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Disaster Recovery Plans Available for Downtown Murray Businesses

Credit Jason Pittman

John Null talks with Murray State University Small Business Development Center director Chris Wooldridge.

Most downtown Murray businesses are open after Saturday’s building collapse, but road closures and safety concerns have led to talk of business disaster recovery plans.

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Society
1:14 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Downtown Murray Open for Business after Building Collapse

Murray Main Street officials want the public to know downtown is open and most businesses are unaffected following this weekend’s partial building collapse just off the court square.

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Society
12:42 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

[UPDATE] Downtown Murray Building Collapses with No Injuries

UPDATE:

Murray city officials are awaiting a structural engineer's report on a partially-collapsed downtown building.

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