calloway county

14 Arrested in Calloway on Drug Charges

Sep 21, 2012
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Kentucky State Police arrested 14 Calloway Countians early this morning in a county-wide drug sweep. The arrests followed eight months of investigation into illegal drug trafficking in and around Murray. KSP Troop Jay Thomas says charges included drug trafficking and possession of marijuana, crack cocaine, and meth.

Walker Pleads Not Guilty in Tampering Case

Aug 13, 2012
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The man a jury found not guilty less than a month ago of setting a fatal 1998 Murray State Dorm Fire pled not-guilty in a Calloway county court this morning on related charges of tampering with evidence.  Jerry Wayne Walker, Jr.  had first been tried in the arson case in 2001. That trial ended in a hung jury. This year Walker was acquitted on lesser charges, but he now faces six counts of evidence tampering if found guilty Walker could face up to five years in prison. A September 6th hearing is scheduled for the court to decide on a defense motion to dismiss the case.  

Calloway Co. GOP center opens

Aug 13, 2012

The Calloway County Republicans open their party headquarters tonight in Murray, effectively beginning the GOP's local campaign. State Senate Candidate Stan Humphries and 5th District House Candidate Kenny Imes will be on hand to drum up support for their races. The headquarters is at 800 Chestnut Street. The Calloway County Democratic Party will open their headquarters after Labor Day.

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The Calloway and Trigg County early childhood councils will receive nearly $26,000 in funds from the Office of the Governor. The money will go to head start programs, childcare and public health departments. 

Murray Votes to Allow Packaged Alcohol

Jul 17, 2012

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

Special Election to Cost Calloway Co. 25K

Jul 16, 2012

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

Calloway Countian Preserves 1812 Veterans' Graves

Jul 8, 2012

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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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.

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.

Judicial Cuts Affect Drug Court

May 8, 2012
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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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