A former Murray City Council member has filed as a write-in candidate for this year’s election. Twelve candidates will appear on November’s ballot for the twelve-member council, so Jane Brandon’s candidacy creates some uncertainty in the race.
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.
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.
The city of Murray and Calloway County have moved closer to a new deal to make the Murray-Calloway County Hospital's paramedics the primary provider of extrication services in the event of a vehicle accident within or outside the city.
Thursday night, the City Council approved 8-4 the transferring of the Murray Fire Department’s rescue and vehicle extrication equipment to the Hospital’s EMS unit.