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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.

As it dawns on you that Thanksgiving's next week, learn more about the Murray Community Dinner on Thanksgiving Day from Reverend Rose Bogal Albritten, who speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about the event, how to volunteer and donation items needed.

Thanksgiving is around the corner and is a time to reflect on good fortune, friends and family. Some good fortunes can be taken for granted: a roof over your head, food in the refrigerator, a job that pays a fair wage. The Gentry House in Murray helps homeless families with children who may have suffered from domestic violence or lost jobs. It's a transitional shelter where people can stay for up to 90 days. During this time, they'll get help finding a job, pursuing educational routes and permanent housing.

On Sounds Good, we speak with Gentry House director Kim Mason, and the president of its board of directors, Dr. Robert Lyons of Murray State's College of Education and Health Services.

Harvard's beloved blonde takes the stage by pink storm in an upbeat musical comedy about self-discovery in Legally Blonde the Musical, opening at Murray's Playhouse in the Park this week. Kate Lochte practices "The Bend and Snap" with director Josh Byrn and "Paulette" played by Joanne Guns on Sounds Good.

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The Murray Highland Festival is Saturday, October 25th, and its Master of Ceremonies, Robert Valentine, brings news of the clans, kilts, Ceilidh, competitions and more. He says the kilt is optional, but it'd be very cold without one. Kate Lochte joins Valentine on Sounds Good to learn more about the games and Murray's Scottish heritage.

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A failed vote on a fairness ordinance in Berea this week isn’t the first time such an ordinance has failed.

Murray Human Rights Commission Chair Jody Cofer Randall said despite a Henderson ordinance’s passage in 1999 the City Commission rescinded it within 18 months after community outcry.

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The Murray Police Department begins their eight-week Citizens Police Academy this Monday, giving members of the community insight into the realities behind everyday police work. Sergeant Dave Howe says often people get a perspective of the police from national media, television and movies, and that a lot of times it's not entirely accurate - especially in rural areas. He speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about the topics covered: from crime scene investigation to the court room procedure, to how to protect yourself in your home.

On the eve of Scotland's historic vote for independence, we gain a perspective on the referendum from one of our region's outstanding Scottish Americans, Robert Valentine, also a faculty member of the Murray State University Department of Journalism and Mass Communications. On Sounds Good, Todd Hatton speaks with Valentine about his thoughts on the vote and its implications for the UK and abroad.

Allison Crawford

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear stopped in Murray and Marshall County today to call attention to a new career center in Murray and to formally break ground on the ongoing Kentucky Lake Bridge project.

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