Larry Elkins

Government
9:23 am
Tue March 18, 2014

Calloway County Judge Executive Says It’s Unlikely Fiscal Court Will Endorse Local Park Tax

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The Calloway County Judge Executive says it’s unlikely the Fiscal Court will endorse a local park tax that the Murray City Council unanimously supported last week.

Larry Elkins says the tax would give area parks 5 cents on every $100 of assessed property. That would total around $1.2 million dollars each year, which is 800,000 dollars more than the parks’ current annual budget. 

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Local
2:07 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Elkins Explains Circulated Email About Calloway Road Conditions on US 68/80

The photo in Elkins' email shows KY 68/80 in Trigg County (left) and in Calloway County (right)
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Calloway County’s top elected official is circulating an email in jest regarding poor driving on a stretch of road that's been the source controversy over its speed limit. 

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Government
9:45 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Murray City Council Mulls Approaches to Keeping Gentry House Open

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The Murray City Council is asking the board of a non-profit that provides homeless housing to rescind its decision to close at the end of January.

The Gentry House, which houses four homeless families, decided to close last year due to lack of funding and staffing difficulties - four executive directors in six years.

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Government
7:24 am
Wed November 20, 2013

Elkins: 'No Reasonable Explanation' Regarding KYTC's U.S. 68/KY 80 Speed Limit

Calloway County Judge-Executive Larry Elkins is pushing to get the speed limit on a portion of highway U.S. 68/KY 80 raised from 55 mph, to 65.

Last year, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet raised the speed limit on a different, 59-mile section of the highway between Cadiz and Bowling Green.

Elkins said he met with KYTC official Mike McGregor at the end of October to discuss raising the speed limit, but walked away from the meeting unsatisfied.

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Government
11:42 am
Tue June 25, 2013

Agriculture Commissioner Plans Area Visit To Discuss Mosquito Problem

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer will meet with local judge executives next Tuesday concerning this year’s increased mosquito levels.

Judge-executives from Calloway, Marshall, Lyon and Trigg counties sent a letter to the commissioner asking for aerial pesticide spraying. The commissioner responded by requesting an in-person meeting. 

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Government
9:01 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

MCTA Asks Calloway County Fiscal Court for Funds

As part of the Murray-Calloway County Transit Authority’s continuing fight to keep vehicles on the roads, officials with the joint organization are now seeking funds from the Calloway County Fiscal Court.

MCTA Board member Darrel McFerron presented a $9,000 reimbursement proposal at Tuesday’s Fiscal Court meeting.

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Government
10:48 am
Thu May 2, 2013

Faulkner Appointed Calloway County Clerk

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Longtime Calloway County Clerk’s Office employee Antonia Faulkner is the new county clerk.

Judge Executive Larry Elkins conducted Faulkner’s swearing-in ceremony yesterday afternoon.

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Wet Dry Vote
4:25 pm
Fri March 23, 2012

A Look at Murray's Upcoming Alcohol Vote

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This July 17th, Murray residents will head to the polls to decide whether or not the city should go wet. That is, whether to allow the sale of alcohol within the city limits. Murray’s current alcohol status could be described as “moist”, as restaurants can sell alcoholic beverages, by-the-drink with some restrictions. Gary Pitts looked into the upcoming vote to find out about possible outcomes.

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Election
4:18 pm
Mon March 12, 2012

Murray Wet-Dry Vote Date Set

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Murray will hold a local option election in July to decide whether or not to allow packaged alcohol sales within the city limits. County Judge Executive Larry Elkins says the election is scheduled for July 17th. He says the election would normally be between 60 and 90 days from the petition’s certification date, but the date had to be pushed back due to the May 22nd presidential primary. Only registered voters within the city limits of Murray are allowed to participate in the election. The group Grow Murray’s petition was certified last week by County Clerk Ray Coursey Jr.