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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.

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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.

14 Arrested in Calloway on Drug Charges

Sep 21, 2012
wikipedia.org

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.

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