Murray

Government
9:39 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Murray Mayor Decides Split City Council Vote on Alcohol Amendment

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After a tense debate and a tied vote decided by Mayor Bill Wells, Murray’s four taverns will stay open until 1:30 a.m.

The vote came on the second reading of an ordinance to update Murray’s alcohol beverage controls to meet state standards. Councilman Greg Taylor moved to amend the proposal to keep a midnight cap on the sale of alcohol.

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Society
12:22 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Kentucky 400 Mile Sale Passes Through Murray and Hazel

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The tenth annual 400 Mile Sale will begin Thursday, June 6th. The four day event invites visitors from all over the country to travel along historic Highway 68 and shop at state-wide yard sales and antique shops. Coordinator of the sale Debby Spencer said the event works to bring economic opportunity to small communities.

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Government
2:16 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Murray City Council Passes Budget With 16% Increase in Revenue

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The Murray City Council has approved a $44.6 million  budget despite failed attempts to amend the spending plan. Discussions lasted well into the night yesterday because of what Councilman Danny Hudspeth says was his obligation to bring forward the four amendments.

Hudspeth entertained cutting a two-point-five-percent salary increase for all city employees, the hiring of a new storm water and drainage technician, money for building a scenic trail and a $50,000 allocation to Murray State University for an alcohol education program.

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Government
11:52 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Quarterly Alcohol Report Shows Increase in City Tax Revenue, DUIs

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Quarterly profits from alcohol sales in Murray are going up as the city continues to fill the number of package stores the state permits.

Murray Police Sergeant Kendra Clere says the city’s 8 percent sales tax on alcohol has brought in almost $193,000 since January.

Clere told the City Council yesterday that DUIs and alcoholic intoxication charges have also risen, but says she expects those numbers with more officers working DUI calls.

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Business
3:25 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

Murray Small Engine Plant Celebrates 70 Million Engines

The Briggs & Stratton plant in Murray has produced 70 million small engines since it opened in 1985; an average of nearly 2.6 million engines a year. At a press conference today Engine Products Group President Joseph Wright said the demand for quality engines allows them to keep that production domestic.

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Business
12:34 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

Murray Industry Announcement Set for Friday

The former Webasto plant on Hwy. 641 in Murray.
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Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear joins local officials this Friday in Murray for an industry announcement. Murray-Calloway Economic Development Council President Mark Manning says the event is at the former Webasto plant at 9:30 a.m.

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Arts
3:11 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

Murray Dance Stars Raises Funds for Playhouse in the Park

Doris Clark Sarr, in costume

The event Murray Dance Stars raises money for Murray's Playhouse in the Park on Saturday, November 17 at MSU's Curris Center Ballroom. One of the dancers, Doris Clark Sarr, visited Sounds Good in her quest to challenge other dancers (Lisa Satterwhite, Amanda Lough, Susan Williams, Mark Boggess and Eric Phelps) in their competition to sell the most tickets and tables for the show. Tickets are available at the door, at Playhouse in the Park, and from any dancer. General Admission is $25. Students with ID $15. Available at the door. There's a reception at 6 p.m. and the program begins at 7. Sarr directs Murray State's Adventures in Math and Science program and she's VP, Student Affairs.

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