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Society
2:37 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

National Night Out: A Public Safety Block Party in Murray

Sergeant Dave Howe of the Murray City Police Department joins us on Sounds Good today to talk about the National Night Out event on August 5th at Chestnut Park, 7 to 9 p.m. It's a national program where police departments partner with neighborhoods to provide a block party and public safety fair.

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Arts
1:39 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Monster Draw, Demos, Music, Food on Sticks at Murray Art Guild's Summer Party

Summer Art Party 2013
Murray Art Guild, Facebook

Monster draw rally, food on sticks, artist demos and live music... The Murray Art Guild's Summer Art Party is tomorrow night from 6 to 9. Debi Danielson visits Sounds Good to speak with Jenni Todd about the event, featuring the Eddy Grove Trio and the Savage Radley. Hear the conversation:

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Culture
4:29 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Murray Freedom Fest Kicks Off with Veterans Remembrance

Credit Freedom Fest, Facebook

Murray's annual tradition of food, fun and fireworks is back this Friday and Saturday. Festivities kick off Friday evening with a street fair featuring food, crafts, games, a beer garden, and an outdoor concert by Swamp Donkey and Margarita Beach. Murray Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Erin Carrico walks us through Freedom Fest, beginning Friday with a 7:30 a.m. Veteran's Remembrance Ceremony at Chestnut Park. Hear the conversation:

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Education
2:34 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Summer Activities and Book Lending at Calloway County Public Library

On today's Sounds Good, we welcome regular guest from Calloway County Public Library, Sandy Linn, with the latest on the range of activities the library this summer like Jim Gill's Contagious Tunes Tour, the 2014 Summer Reading Program and the Teen Creative Canvas Event. They also talk about the book lending service. 

Listen to the conversation:

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Society
1:24 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Downtown Saturday Market Opens This Month in Murray

Murray's Downtown Saturday Market on the court square opens for the season May 17, featuring dozens of vendors selling locally grown vegetables, meats, bread, hand-made soaps, crafts and more. Erin Carrico, Autumn Denton and Mark Welch join Kate Lochte on Sounds Good for a preview of what's to come to this year's market.

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Business
2:28 pm
Sat March 29, 2014

Roof Collapses on Downtown Murray Building

Officials block off the area around the building with the partial roof collapse.
Credit Whitney Jones / WKMS

The roof of a downtown Murray building partially collapsed this morning. Police and city officials received calls about the damaged building on 117 S. 4th St. around 10 a.m.

The building used to house Yours, Mine and Ours and still belongs to the same owner. No one was in the building when a section of the roof collapsed.

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Society
1:31 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Murray Relay For Life: New Time, New Location

The Relay for Life is an opportunity to unite as a community to honor cancer survivors, raise awareness about what one can do to reduce cancer risk, and to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Murray's Relay for Life Publicity Chair, Betsy Whitfield, visits Sounds Good to tell us about a new time for this year's event: April 18 and 19, and a new location: The Expo Center on College Farm Road.

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Tourism
2:08 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Proposed Spending Bill Could Hit Local Tourism Hard

The upcoming state spending bill could have a big impact on local Kentucky tourism.
Credit wikipedia.com

  Convention and Visitors Bureaus all over the Commonwealth are concerned about nine million dollars in potential cuts to tourism in the two year state spending bill, significantly affecting CVB advertising money statewide.

According to Erin Carrico, Executive Director of the Murray CVB, this advertising budget blow would severely disable the bureau’s ability to advertise locally, nationally, and internationally to 

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Environment
2:06 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Murray Mayor on Make A Difference Recycling Day

Murray's 95th Make a Difference Day recycling event is at Murray State's Roy Stewart Stadium on Saturday, March 22, from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. Mayor Bill Wells stops by Sounds Good to tell us about the opportunity to make an environmental difference.

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Business
1:57 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Wild Mountain Bakery Opening in Downtown Murray

A new bakery will be opening soon on the Murray Courthouse Square. On Sounds Good, Eran and Karen Guse give us a preview of their cakes, Danishes, cheesecakes and more offerings at their Wild Mountain Bakery & Cafe, set to open next week. Karen is the artisan baker and Eran teaches at Murray State.

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