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Society
1:31 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Murray Relay For Life: New Time, New Location

The Relay for Life is an opportunity to unite as a community to honor cancer survivors, raise awareness about what one can do to reduce cancer risk, and to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Murray's Relay for Life Publicity Chair, Betsy Whitfield, visits Sounds Good to tell us about a new time for this year's event: April 18 and 19, and a new location: The Expo Center on College Farm Road.

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Tourism
2:08 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Proposed Spending Bill Could Hit Local Tourism Hard

The upcoming state spending bill could have a big impact on local Kentucky tourism.
Credit Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain

  Convention and Visitors Bureaus all over the Commonwealth are concerned about nine million dollars in potential cuts to tourism in the two year state spending bill, significantly affecting CVB advertising money statewide.

According to Erin Carrico, Executive Director of the Murray CVB, this advertising budget blow would severely disable the bureau’s ability to advertise locally, nationally, and internationally to 

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Environment
2:06 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Murray Mayor on Make A Difference Recycling Day

Murray's 95th Make a Difference Day recycling event is at Murray State's Roy Stewart Stadium on Saturday, March 22, from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. Mayor Bill Wells stops by Sounds Good to tell us about the opportunity to make an environmental difference.

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Business
1:57 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Wild Mountain Bakery Opening in Downtown Murray

A new bakery will be opening soon on the Murray Courthouse Square. On Sounds Good, Eran and Karen Guse give us a preview of their cakes, Danishes, cheesecakes and more offerings at their Wild Mountain Bakery & Cafe, set to open next week. Karen is the artisan baker and Eran teaches at Murray State.

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Arts
5:11 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Playhouse in the Park Presents Charlotte's Web

Alix Bloodworth (Director), Noah VandenBosch (Templeton) visit the WKMS studio to preview Charlotte's Web at Playhouse in the Park.

Charlotte’s Web was recently named "the best American children's book of the past 200 years," and the play captures this work in an enchanting theatrical presentation. All the familiar characters are here - Wilbur, the irresistible young pig; Fern, a young girl who cares for Wilbur as he is the runt of the litter; Templeton, the gluttonous rat; and, most of all, the extraordinary spider, Charlotte. Director Alix Bloodworth and actor Noah VandenBosch (who plays Templeton the rat) visit Sounds Good to preview the show.

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Business
2:02 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Main Street Promotes Downtown Support, Cleanup Could Be Lengthy

Murray Main Street is promoting the reopening of downtown Murray following a building collapse late last week, and is asking residents to help support affected businesses. 

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Society
1:21 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Murray Allows Owners Limited Access to Affected Downtown Properties

The owners of some of the 15 properties affected by the downtown Murray building collapse have limited access to their offices today from 10am to 2pm. 

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Society
12:42 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

[UPDATE] Downtown Murray Building Collapses with No Injuries

UPDATE:

Murray city officials are awaiting a structural engineer's report on a partially-collapsed downtown building.

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Education
2:06 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

Zinio Magazine Service and More at Calloway County Public Library

Calloway County Public Library's Sandy Linn stop by our studio to give us an update on events and activities. We learn about the facility needs assessment meeting on January 29th and the new Zinio program. Zinio is a distribution service for digital magazines, with more than 5,500 magazines from a wide range of publishers. 

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Society
4:46 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Afternoon Fire Destroys Murray Apartment, No One Injured

Credit Rob Canning

Officials with the state fire marshal’s office are investigating a fire in a Murray apartment complex.

A neighbor reports the fire in the Cambridge subdivision began around noon.  No one was injured.   

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