calloway county

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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