calloway county

Wet Dry Vote
8:21 pm
Tue July 17, 2012

Murray Votes to Allow Packaged Alcohol

Murrayans voted "yes" in Tuesday's special election.

Murray voters passed packaged alcohol sales Tuesday by 53 percent in a special election.

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Politics
12:31 pm
Mon July 16, 2012

Special Election to Cost Calloway Co. 25K

It will cost Calloway County around $25,000 for tomorrow's local option election in Murray.

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Preservation and Restoration Series
9:00 am
Sun July 8, 2012

Calloway Countian Preserves 1812 Veterans' Graves

Photo by Craig Thweatt | Pictured is the grave of James Warterfield (Waterfield), in Calloway County. The inscription partially reads: "Born, Apr. 16, 1786, a soldier of 1812, ... died June 11, 1878 and was buried June 12 with military honors)

The War of 1812 is sometimes called the second war for independence. It’s also called the forgotten war, as it was overshadowed fifty years later by a much bloodier war. Kentuckians were an important part of the 1812 war effort. The Commonwealth contributed more to the casualty list than any other state. Soldiers buried in western Kentucky fought in campaigns from Canada to New Orleans, with a few under the command of then-General and future president Andrew Jackson. Angela Hatton went searching for their graves.

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Politics
2:17 pm
Thu June 21, 2012

Voter Registration Roles Static Before Alcohol Vote

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Calloway County Clerk Ray Coursey Jr. says he has not seen an increase in voter registration heading into the local wet/dry vote in Murray.

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Society
11:26 am
Wed June 20, 2012

Acting Younger, Living Longer, and Living Better in Calloway County.

Todd Hatton looks into studies that say college towns, and the young people who live there, can help older people live longer and more active lives.

Government
4:46 pm
Tue May 8, 2012

Judicial Cuts Affect Drug Court

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Cuts to Kentucky's judicial system will impact a program designed to reduce recidivism among those convicted of drug related crimes. Chief Justice John D. Minton made the decision to implement three furlough days for judicial employees over the coming calendar year in addition to cuts in other judicial programs. 

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Business
4:14 pm
Fri May 4, 2012

New CMO at MCCH

Dr. Robert Tucker is the new Chief Medical Officer at the Murray-Calloway County Hospital. Tucker will serve solely part time as a liaison between physicians and hospital administrative staff whereas in the past the CMO was a practicing physician nominated by hospital admin. Previously, Tucker served as a MCCH consultant and a CMO and medical director in northern Virginia.

National Science Bowl
3:26 pm
Thu April 26, 2012

Local Students to Compete in National Science Competition

Calloway County Middle School and Lone Oak High School will compete starting this weekend in the Department of Energy’s National Science Bowl in the Washington, D.C., area.

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Afternoon Update
5:03 pm
Wed April 4, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 4/04/12

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Today on NPR:  New York City's taxis are getting a face-lift. Updates include more legroom and a window in the roof for gazing at skyscrapers.

Around the Commonwealth:

The state Departments of Travel and Parks are sponsoring the Unbridled Spring program again, with a website that includes reports from parks across Kentucky.

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Barn Named Landmark
8:44 am
Mon March 19, 2012

Tobacco Barn Deemed Historic Landmark

Murray Ledger & Times

The Kentucky Heritage Council has recognized a Calloway County tobacco barn as an area landmark.  Built in the 1880s, the log frame barn was part of the Arnett Farm in the southwest of the county. A descendent of the family, Sam Arnett, told the Murray Ledger & Times that he sought historic recognition for the barn as a way to signify the cultural importance of tobacco in the region.  Although tobacco barns are plentiful in the area, few have been the subject of artwork. J. C. Goodman, one of Arnett's cousins, used the Old Arnett Tobacco Barn in one of his paintings.

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