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Plans for converting a busy street through Murray State's campus into a boulevard are nearing completion, though funding for the project remains uncertain. 

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The Murray City Council has for now tabled discussion of a proposed payroll tax while approving the sale of alcohol on Sundays.  

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The Murray City Council hosted an overflow crowd Thursday night at its specially-called work meeting centered on the possibility of instituting a new occupational tax for city workers.

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The Murray City Council has narrowly passed the first reading of an amendment to the city's alcohol ordinance that would allow sales on Sundays.

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Local officials are hopeful a new spec building north of Murray could help bring western Kentucky onto the national and global stage for business investment. 

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Murray city officials are moving forward with plans to modify one of Murray's busiest thoroughfares after months of speculation about the future of the project.

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The City of Murray has seen an increase in panhandling over the last few years, which has the city council looking for ways to control it. After discussing public comments on Murray’s panhandlers at last month's city council meeting, Mayor Jack Rose charged the city attorney with drafting an ordinance that would make begging illegal. Thursday night the city council will get an update from the city attorney on the possible ordinance. 

How would such an ordinance impact the community?

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The Murray City Council will soon consider a draft ordinance discouraging begging or panhandling in the city.

Mayor Jack Rose instructed city attorney Warren Hopkins at Thursday night’s meeting to draft the ordinance,  after examples from the cities of Paducah, Hopkinsville and Bowling Green were presented to the council.

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A former director of finance for the city of Murray will take on the same role in an interim capacity following Alan Lanier's resignation last week.

Don Leet served as finance director from 1990 to 2007 under four different mayors. Leet retired only last month from his position as finance officer at Murray engineering firm Bacon Farmer Workman. Mayor Jack Rose, accounting manager Kim Wyatt and human resources director Cathy Morris are handling the job’s duties until Leet’s retirement paperwork is sorted out in Frankfort.

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City of Murray director of finance Alan Lanier resigned Thursday, Mayor Jack Rose confirms.

Lanier's resignation was effective immediately. Rose held a meeting Thursday with the city's finance department to address the finance director’s duties while the job is vacant. Rose says he, human resources director Cathy Morris and accounting manager Kim Wyatt will share the workload for the time being.