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Matt Markgraf, WKMS / spec building

Economic development officials in Murray say a newly completed 62,000 square foot spec building just north of town is garnering attention from prospective businesses. 

Rob Canning, WKMS

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.

On Saturday, Mid-Continent University leaders appointed Dr. Robert "Tom" Walden as acting president, effective immediately, replacing current acting president Dr. Ken Winters. 

Acting Mid-Continent University President Ken Winters says he’s now optimistic about the steps the college is taking towards rectifying its recent financial crisis.

Mid-Continent University’s president Dr Robert Imhoff is stepping aside amidst the school’s precarious financial crisis. 

In a Saturday morning board meeting, MCU officials appointed Dr. Ken Winters of Murray to replace Imhoff as active president. 

Office of KY Secretary of State

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes stopped in Murray today in an effort to gather public opinion about ways to improve the civic health of the state after finishing the Kentucky Civic Health Index earlier this year. The civic health index identifies strengths and weaknesses in the overall public participation and civic literacy.

Princeton's retiring democratic State Representative Mike Cherry says President Barack Obama’s unpopularity in western Kentucky made a difference in state races. Four of five open races in western Kentucky, including Cherry’s fourth district seat, went to Republicans.

1st District State Senator Ken Winters finished his last regular session of his legislative career last month. Winters is a lifelong educator and has served as a Dean of the College of Industry and Technology  at Murray State and President of Campbellsville University.   He’s spent 8 years in the Kentucky Senate making significant headway in the commonwealth’s education policy.  He joins Chad Lampe to talk this past session and his legacy in the Kentucky Legislature.

5/4 Front Page A.M.

May 4, 2012
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Murray’s Ken Winters is a lifelong educator and spent the last 8 years as a State Senator. He’s retiring. We speak with Senator Winters, and look at  horse racing technology ahead of this weekend’s Kentucky Derby on Front Page A.M. from WKMS News.

Senate Committee Passes Foster Care Bill

Mar 14, 2012

The Kentucky Senate Health and Welfare Committee has unanimously approved a bill to help 18-year-olds transition from foster care to independent living. Senator Ken Winters of Murray sponsored the bill. He says it would allow youths to consult with state personnel six months before they turn 18 about whether they want to remain in foster care.