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

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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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.   

Caution signs at crosswalks address a growing issue in Murray:  traffic and pedestrians using 16th Street.  Murray State's Chief Facilities Officer and Director of Facilities Design and Construction Kim Oatman presented a study of the situation to the Board of Regents at its most recent meeting. We learn more about it with Kate Lochte's recent conversation with Mr. Oatman.

Download the PDF of the presentation.

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A pre-filed bill sponsored by State Representative Kenny Imes (R-Murray) seeks to give a financial boost to Kentucky State Parks by allowing private companies like restaurants and hotels to lease and develop state property.  

The 5th district republican wants to take existing law relating to private development of Kentucky State Fair Board property and expands it to land owned by the Kentucky Department of Parks.  Imes said he hopes the proposal will help Kentuckians see the big picture of the economic prospects that are going underutilized. 

Salvation Army Bell Ringers Still Needed

Dec 10, 2013

There's still time for a moment of making people smile and help feed the hungry by being a Salvation Army Bell Ringer in Murray. The effort needs more Bell Ringer volunteers for five upcoming slots: this Saturday and next and the Monday and Tuesday of Christmas week.  Murray Calloway County Hospital Chaplain Kerry Lambert speaks with Kate Lochte.

St. John's Episcopal Church's Rev. Rose Bogal Albritten joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good with more about the 9th Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner at the Murray Banquet Center from 11:30 to 1 Thursday. All are welcome. See more at St. John's website.

Murray Playhouse in the Park's performance of "Shrek The Musical" extends its run due to sold out houses for the last few weeks. On Sounds Good, Tracy learns more from P;layhouse Director Lisa Cope and Jake Hunter, who plays Lord Farquaad in the show. The musical comedy now runs Saturday November 9 at 7 pm and Sunday, November 10 at 2:30 pm. See ticket information, here.

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The city of Murray will pay for some big-ticket items this year with a 4% property tax increase.

In a strained meeting last night, members voted to raise taxes 8-4.

Last year, Murray opted out of the increase in light of an 8% alcohol tax. But Mayor Bill Wells says a new fire ladder truck, increased salaries for police, fire and dispatch workers among other big projects put Murray in need of the increase.

KSP Makes Arrest In Murray Arson

Oct 10, 2013
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The Kentucky State Police arrested 39 year old Stewart Odom of Murray yesterday in connection with an early morning Arson Fire that occurred on Oct. 6th in Murray, and an attempted Arson Fire at another location on Oct. 8th.

Both incidents occurred on Hamilton Avenue. Odom is charged with Arson in the First Degree, Attempted Arson in the First Degree, and two Counts of Use of a Weapon of Mass Destruction, Third Degree.

The investigation continues by State Police Detective Frank Gresham.

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