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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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Murray city administrator Matt Mattingly's position is being eliminated from city operations as recently-elected mayor Jack Rose takes on many of the job's responsibilities himself.

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Murray-Calloway Endowment for Healthcare's Half Marathon celebrates its fifth year, April 18. The Endowment's Vice President for Development, Keith Travis, visits Kate Lochte on Sounds Good with details about the marathon, record enrollment, where the proceeds go and a special gift for every runner.

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The New York Times wrote after the premiere of Arsenic and Old Lace in 1939, the play was "so funny that none of us will ever forget it." Indeed, the farcical black comedy by Joseph Kesselring has outlasted the 20th Century and remains as popular as ever. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Jana Little and Marion Bradtke about the production opening this weekend at Murray's Playhouse in the Park.

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There will be an informational meeting Saturday morning on the campus of Murray State University regarding the possibility of opening a soup kitchen in Murray.

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The Murray-Calloway County Hospital board has approved a bid from Baptist Health to purchase two service lines at the hospital – its adult day care and home health nursing services.

The $1 million bid was approved by the board at a specially-called meeting last Friday.

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West Kentucky Highland Society hosts the annual dinner tribute to the immortal work of the legendary Scots bard, Robert "Rabbie" Burns, Saturday, January 24 at Murray Woman's Club. Festival spokesperson and supper 'compere' Robert Valentine stops by Sounds Good to talk about the poet's views on equality, the toast to the lassies and why haggis might actually be appetizing.

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Several economic development projects are in the works in Murray and Calloway County. From an automotive parts manufacturer, to buildings equipped for potential use to road projects, there are several goals for 2015. We get a scan from Mark Manning, Murray Calloway Economic Development Corporation's Executive Director, on Sounds Good.

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Murray Mayor-elect Jack Rose has several large projects he plans to tackle once he begins his first term, including expanding the city’s wastewater capacity and rebuilding downtown.

Rose says the largest project for the city monetarily is updates to the sewer system that the Environmental Protection Agency has mandated. The project includes four different updates at Bee Creek and Clarks River with an estimated cost of $50 million, $13 million more than the initial estimate.

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