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Culture
11:20 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Western Kentucky Black Patch Tobacco Documentary Airing on KET Tonight

Last November, a new documentary about raising dark-fired tobacco titled “Farming in the Black Patch" debuted in Murray. The film starts its first run on KET at 8 p.m. Central tonight, with shows scheduled through March on both KET and KET KY. The name Black Patch comes from the dark leaves of the kind of tobacco that's smoke-cured in barns and used for pipe blends, chewing, and snuff. Kate Lochte has more with the filmmaker and writer. 

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Science
11:30 am
Mon February 4, 2013

Little Sprouts Garden Club

A Very Hairy Caterpillar by Little Sprouts at Beans to Blossoms
Credit Facebook

On Highway 94 East of Murray there’s a garden center called Beans To Blossoms which is an outgrowth of the Cathey Family’s garden business they had run from their home.  They still feature produce and flowers from their home gardens during the growing season.  Just this last Saturday  Suzanne Cathey and her daughter Lindy McManus  cranked up one of their special projects at Beans to Blossoms:  The Little Sprouts Garden Club.

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Jobs
1:14 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Kemmerich Metal Engineering Will Add Plant and More Than 100 Jobs in Murray

The German company Kemmerich Metal Engineering will build its U.S. headquarters in Murray. The automotive parts supplier plans to add 120 jobs to the community in the next five years. Murray Calloway Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Mark Manning says Kemmerich is the first business to locate in Murray's new northern industrial park.

One of the reasons this company is coming here is because everything had been pre-prepared. All the utilities were in place, the ground was cleared and compacted, so it will speed up construction by months.

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Front Page Episodes
11:09 am
Mon January 14, 2013

Front Page Sunday 1/13

Sen. Ernie Harris (right), discusses a bill with Sen. Stan Humphries upon adjournment of the day's legislative session in the Kentucky Senate.
Credit LRC Public Information

Starting a new job is usually a pretty stressful proposition. Now imagine that starting that new job involves having to tackle some of the most contentious issues facing the Commonwealth of Kentucky. We’ll speak with someone who doesn’t have to imagine that: former Trigg County Judge-Executive Stan Humphries, who now represents Kentucky’s 1st State Senate District. Also, Kentucky Public Radio Capitol Bureau Chief Kenny Colston will rundown the top stories he covered last week in Frankfort.  Plus, we’ll learn about some big changes happening at Murray’s City Police Department.

Society
3:34 pm
Mon December 10, 2012

MCVB Gets Student Help Revamping Freedom Fest

Credit Visit Murray, Kentucky - Facebook

The Murray Convention and Visitors Bureau hopes ideas generated by Murray State students revamp the annual Freedom Fest celebration.

The Fourth of July weekend event is coming up on its 26th year in Calloway County. Murray CVB Executive Director Erin Carrico says the event has struggled with financing and community image, and organizers wanted new ideas for the future.

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Culture
9:00 am
Sun December 9, 2012

Master, Apprentice Make Bentwood Willow Chairs

Justin Roberts works on a willow chair.
Whitney Jones

In a small workshop filled with tree limbs, Justin Roberts bends, hammers and pieces together chairs made from willow wood. He has been fascinated with willow furniture since his childhood, but little did he know that George Beard, the man whose willow furniture shop he often passed, would one day be teaching him the trade.

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Society
6:36 am
Fri December 7, 2012

Murray, Hazel Test Sirens

Credit Wikimedia Commons

Storm sirens in Murray, Hazel, and on the Murray State campus will be tested today at about 9 a.m.  The MSU sirens will be tested first, followed by city sirens in Murray and Hazel.  If severe weather threatens this morning, the test will be postponed. 

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Business
2:23 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

Murray Calloway Chamber Executive Focuses on Planning Ahead

With early achievement of planning goals, the Murray Calloway County Chamber of Commerce is focused on what it can do better to effect useful advances for local businesses. Today we continue our visits with area Chamber of Commerce executives – getting a read on business in 2012, holiday promotions, and planning for 2013.  Murray Calloway County Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Lance Allison chats with Kate Lochte next.

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Society
12:54 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Former Murray Banker Joins National Board of Directors of Diabetes Research Institute Foundation

Harold Doran
Credit diabetesresearch.org

In 1994 the surprising diagnosis that their two-year old son Will had type -1 diabetes drew Harold and Kelly Doran of Murray to the Diabetes Research Institute. Harold Doran joined the Institute’s National Board of Directors in 2005 and was appointed its chair last year. Doran tells Kate Lochte how a surprising diagnosis in 1994 led his family to the Institute and their support for it.

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Culture
4:09 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

Dickens’ Alley and Main Street Merriment

Every year Murray Main Street combines caroling, lighting the Christmas Tree, and a recreation of a Victorian England Alley for visitors to enjoy, topped off with a tuba/Euphonium concert at the Robert O Miller Conference Center. We welcome Ebenezer Scrooge to learn more about Dickens’ Alley, a narrow passageway behind the Maple Street Businesses on the Court Square in Murray, between 4th and 5th Streets.

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