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Carter's Kids 5K, Facebook

Murray's Swim, Bike, Run Club is hosting a 5K for Carter's Kids on Campus, honoring former club member Jim Carter, former VP of Institutional Advancement at Murray State and former president of MSU's Alumni Association. On Sounds Good, race manager Brady Parks speaks with Tracy Ross about the run, Carter's Kids and how Jim Carter was dedicated to fitness and giving every child the opportunity to experience college.

Jenni Todd, WKMS

The Calloway County Public Library hosts a series of events this month. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with Sandy Linn  about the upcoming Legislative Meet & Greet, the Lounging With Literacy event, a Book Binding Workshop, the Zumba Gold Series and a Heath and Molly Concert. 

Todd Hatton, WKMS

The Murray Lions club is one of the oldest in the area, founded in 1939, and is also one of the largest in Kentucky - with 161 members. Their annual auction raises funds for community projects, from the KidSight program offering free vision screenings to young children to the local skate park and the renaissance park. On Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf speaks with Vice President and Auction Chair Paul McCreary about a change to their auction format - now moving to an online format with expanded opportunities for items and bidding.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

National Night Out is a campaign designed to give people in high crime neighborhoods a secure area for local residents to have a block party. Since Murray isn't really a high crime area, the Murray Police Department has helped adapt the concept to be an emergency and public services block party, where the public can interact with first responders and public services to become more familiar with who they are in a non-emergency setting. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Sgt. David Howe of the Murray Police Department about the event including some unique educational response demonstrations.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Henry Wildy Harding Sr. was among the first settlers to Calloway County after Kentucky's first governor Isaac Shelby and Andrew Jackson negotiated the Jackson Purchase with the Chickasaw. Back then, this land was mostly untouched wilderness. Homes, barns and fences had to be built by felling trees. Harding settled on approximately 1,000 acres of what is now the northwestern part of Murray and Calloway County. Between two wives (his first died before moving to western Kentucky), he fathered 18 children, five of whom fought for the Confederate Army in the Civil War.

Later in his life, he oversaw the local school district, donating a portion of his land for one of the school houses and also founded First Baptist Church of Murray. David Reed of Gilbertsville is his great great grandson, semi-retired District Court Judge and co-author of a book The Ancestors and Descendants of Henry Wildy Harding Sr. with his cousin. They have a family reunion this weekend and Reed speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about Harding Sr.'s remarkable legacy.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Western Kentucky based indie, delta-folk band The Savage Radley is in the final days of their Indiegogo campaign, raising funds for their debut album 'Houses.' Shaina Goodman (Otto Sharp) and Stephen Montgomery stop by Sounds Good to speak with Austin Carter about how the funding will be spent in the recording process and some upcoming concerts.

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  Murray city leaders will break ground Thursday on a $61 million wastewater treatment plant expansion.

Upgrades at the Bee Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant will cause city water and wastewater bills to double over the next three years, but Mayor Jack Rose says the expansion is necessary to bring the plant up to Environmental Protection Agency and Kentucky Division of Water standards.

Kate Lochte, WKMS

Murray's Playhouse in the Park brings Little Women The Musical to the stage, opening tomorrow. Based on Louisa May Alcott's beloved book, the humorous and heart wrenching classic novel follows the story of Jo March and her sisters experiencing growing up in Civil War America. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte gets a preview with Music Director Brad Brauser and Kala Little who plays Jo.

Bourbon Tour Kentucky - A Fundraiser for Playhouse in the Park, Facebook Event Page

Playhouse in the Park in Murray hosts a Bourbon Tasting fundraiser at the Murray Country Club on June 12 to raise funds to match a $5,000 anonymous gift to help restock props destroyed by the fire last summer in downtown Murray. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with President of the Playhouse Board of Directors Dan Lavit and devoted volunteer Staci Stone about the bourbon picked out for the event, the hors d'oeuvres and live music.

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The Calloway County Sheriff’s Office reports two unrelated violent crimes have happened this week. 

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