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Relay for Life Raises Awareness in Murray

May 3, 2013
Relay For Life of Murray-Calloway County, Facebook

The American Cancer Society's Community Representative Pam Whittemore likens the Relay for Life event at Murray's Stewart Stadium this Friday night to the experience of a cancer patient: everyone's there at the diagnosis or beginning, then during treatment attention dwindles or is unwanted, and upon cure everyone's back cheering. So Friday's event opens at 7 p.m.; the Luminaria Ceremony is at 9:30; and bands play from 11 p.m. to 3 p.m. when everybody's tired and there's some attrition. Nonetheless everyone's back for the 7 a.m. awards ceremony Saturday.

Mark Manning, President. Murray-Calloway County Economic Development Corporation, and Jim Carter, Vice President Institutional Advancement, Murray State speak about the time-frame of two German industries, iwis and Kemmerich, establishing themselves in Murray and hiring and the prospect of partnerships with the University.

Sorghum Making Comeback to Rivers Region

Feb 8, 2013
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When most people think of sorghum they think of sorghum molasses, a contemporary of modern day maple syrup. But recent breakthroughs are changing sorghum’s role as a pancake sweetener.

Calloway County Farmer Trip Furches leans forward in his office chair as he explains why last year was the first time he planted energy sorghum and sweet sorghum.

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Calloway County’s Fiscal Court is endorsing a speed limit increase for parts of KY-80 in Calloway and Graves counties. County Judge Executive Larry Elkins says increasing the speed limit from 55 mph to 65 would allow for a smoother flow of private and commercial traffic.

Murray Industry Announcement Set for Friday

Nov 27, 2012
thinkmurray.com

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear joins local officials this Friday in Murray for an industry announcement. Murray-Calloway Economic Development Council President Mark Manning says the event is at the former Webasto plant at 9:30 a.m.

Zay Jackson Could Face a Year in Jail

Nov 8, 2012
Lance Allison, goracers.com

Murray State Men’s Basketball player Zay Jackson may have serve up to a year in jail after a judge rejected a previous pretrial diversion deal. The Paducah Sun reports Judge Craig Clymer offered Jackson one year in jail on each of Jackson’s two first-degree wanton endangerment charges.

Tonight from 5 to 7 p.m., The Murray Art Guild hosts an Empty Bowl soup dinner to raise money for Needline of Calloway County. Guild Director Debi Danielson visits Sounds Good with a few of the hand-made bowls contributed by local artists. The conversation covers stunning statistics about hunger in our county and Commonwealth. The dinner is out doors on the grounds of the Guild at 500 North 4th Street, and while there are over 200 bowls ready for the soup made by MSU Nutrition students, Danielson says there will be lines and the bowls will go quickly.

Local SCV Camp Hosts Cemetery Tour

Oct 16, 2012

Most of us have gone to the cemetery to visit family members, leave mementos on their graves, and maybe even say a few words. But it’s not often that they talk back. Next week, the Murray City Cemetery will come alive with re-enactors portraying some of the people buried there, and telling their stories. The event is sponsored by the Sons of Confederate Veterans Fort Heiman Camp.

Former Judge Faces DUI Charges

Oct 10, 2012
courthousehistory.com

A former Calloway County district judge and current alcohol education coordinator is in court next week on a Driving Under the Influence charge. Jeanne Carroll is set for arraignment in Calloway County Circuit Court on Tuesday for a DUI first offense. Murray State University Police arrested Carroll around 1:30 pm on October 2 in a campus parking lot.  Police received a call of a possible medical emergency near the Information and Technology building. A report WKMS obtained through an Open Records request says Carroll smelled strongly of alcohol and had trouble speaking and standing.

Calloway County Jail

A Tennessee man has been charged with running over a woman with his van and killing her in Murray. Calloway County deputies say James Cook of McLemoresville, Tenn., is also charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and leaving the scene of the accident. The victim was Desiree Moore of Puryear, Tenn. Maj. Clayton Hendricks says Cook and Moore were both in the van, but Moore got out during an argument. Hendricks says Cook ran over her at least twice with the van.

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