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Arts
3:05 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

8180Films and their Origins in Murray

Murray's Playhouse in the Park used to be a haunt for two folks who are now Leland, Michigan residents: Becky Reynolds and Jim Carpenter. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with them about their production company 8180Films and a couple of new projects: The CoExist Comedy Tour and their new movie, The Girl On the Train. They talk about their memories of the region, how it led them to start a production company, and their current work. See more about their work at 8180films.com.

See the trailer for The Girl on the Train.

Business
4:35 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Springhill Suites Hotel Coming to Murray

A new hotel is coming to Murray that will bring 35 jobs to the area.

The Murray Convention and Visitors Bureau announced today that a Marriott hotel called Springhill Suites should open in North Murray by January 2015.

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Arts
9:37 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Summer Party at the Murray Art Guild

Sounds Good features three guests involved in the Murray Art Guild Party this Friday night: Ceramicists Wayne Bates and Cooper Levering, and Debi Danielson, the Guild’s Executive Director. They describe events and features at the party, including Fired Together: same clay same kiln different artists (Bates & Levering), musical performance by The Eddy Grove Trio, a monster draw rally, Empty Bowls Studio, the Cellar Door, art activity, and food on stick! See more at murrayartguild.org

Culture
2:50 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

A Preview of Murray's Freedom Fest 2013

Murray Tourism and Convention Center’s Executive Director Erin Carrico previews Murray’s Freedom Fest with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good. Freedom Fest kicks of Friday, June 28 with a street fair featuring vendors and a free outdoor concert by Matty McRee and Clarence Dobbins. Saturday's events include a parade, kid's activities, a 5k, and one of western Kentucky's largest fireworks displays. See more at TourMurray.com.

Arts
2:24 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

Joy Thomas on Painting Professional Portraits

Credit http://joythomasart.com/

Murray-based portrait artist Joy Thomas has captured the likeness of members of the community and leaders in government and business. Some of her commissions include the official portrait of Secretary of the US Navy, Richard Danzig; New York Jets owner, Robert Wood Johnson; and recently, John E. Bryson, the 37th US Secretary of Commerce. Her work has been on exhibit across the country, featured in magazines, and has won several awards, including first place in "The Best Paintings of 2000" competition by The Artist's Magazine. In 2006, she published The Art of Portrait Drawing, which is available on Amazon. She came to our studio to speak with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about her work.

Culture
3:18 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

Murray Man Seeks Challenge in Spartan Death Race

Ryan Walker
Drew Adams

Ryan Walker's preparation for the Spartan Death Race

You may die... Well, at least that’s what organizers say to participants of what they bill as the world's most difficult endurance race. Competitors in the Spartan Death Race  can look forward to at least 48 hours of excruciating pain and challenges designed to push them to their limits.  Murray insurance agent Ryan Walker is training to be one of the few to complete the endurance challenge next month. Walker now trains for a race in which the obstacles ahead of him are largely unknown.

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Society
4:07 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Murray Attorney on Youth Pranks and Crimes

Murray Attorney Mark Blankenship joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to discuss how youths need to realize that what used to be pranks now lead to involvement with the courts. 

Society
4:01 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

Relay for Life Raises Awareness in Murray

Credit Relay For Life of Murray-Calloway County, Facebook

The American Cancer Society's Community Representative Pam Whittemore likens the Relay for Life event at Murray's Stewart Stadium this Friday night to the experience of a cancer patient: everyone's there at the diagnosis or beginning, then during treatment attention dwindles or is unwanted, and upon cure everyone's back cheering. So Friday's event opens at 7 p.m.; the Luminaria Ceremony is at 9:30; and bands play from 11 p.m. to 3 p.m. when everybody's tired and there's some attrition. Nonetheless everyone's back for the 7 a.m. awards ceremony Saturday.

Society
2:48 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

'Run for the Homeless' at the Gentry House Derby Party

Mike Wilson and Emily Kohl of the Gentry House in Murray stop by our studio on Sounds Good to speak with Kate Lochte about the first-annual community Derby Party: Run for the Homeless fundraiser on Saturday, May 4th at the Murray Banquet Center. The event starts at 2 p.m. and the race begins at 5:24 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Proceeds benefit the Gentry House in Murray. The Gentry House is a homeless/emergency shelter that acts as a safe haven for families with children in Murray and Calloway County. Click here for more about the Gentry House

Environment
11:19 am
Wed April 10, 2013

Murray Citizens And Leaders Meet With EPA in Development Workshop

Representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency met with citizens, civic leaders and Murray State officials last night to discuss sustainable rural development strategies. Such strategies include how to increase green spaces, promote more biking and walking and adjust zoning for new and aging neighborhoods. EPA contractor Milton Herd said Murray is not alone in wanting to sustain its growth as well as its rural nature.

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