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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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Arts
1:06 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

“A Christmas Carol” for Playhouse

Yesterday we enjoyed a memorable visit from Mr. Ebenezer Scrooge who will be in Dickens Alley in Murray Friday night and Saturday. And Mr. Scrooge is coming to Murray’s Playhouse in the Park December 7 for a two weekend run. Kate Lochte visited with WKMS Sunday on-air announcer Jeff Miller who directs his adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” for the Playhouse.

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Culture
3:45 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Pride in One's Forbears, West Kentucky Highland Festival 2012

wkyhighlandfestival.com

From heavy athletic competition to games for wee bairns, Saturday’s Murray Highland Festival connects us with all things Scottish. Murray’s Highland Festival brings Scottish experiences to Murray’s Central Park Saturday (October 27) from 9:30 a.m. to 4, closing with a Ceilidh (kaylee”) at the Big Apple Café at 7 p.m. Master Bob Valentine visits Sounds Good with an “insider” look at the Highland Festival Schedule, including music by Highland Reign.

Society
2:46 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Ky. Ranks Second in Job Growth

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics ranks Kentucky as the second highest state in the nation for job growth. From September 2011 to September of this year Kentucky’s added 47,000 jobs. Its net job growth was 2.6 percent, which is more than twice the average of competitor states. Those states include Indiana, Tennessee and Missouri. Much of Kentucky’s job growth was in the central area of the state. But Murray gained a few manufacturing jobs with the expansion of R.T. Vanderbilt in August. North Dakota edged out Kentucky in the rankings.

Government
2:29 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

ABC Reviewing Murray Alcohol License Sites

Alcohol Beverage Control inspectors are evaluating locations in Murray that have applied for alcohol licenses. City ABC Administrator Sergeant Kendra Clere says the 30-day window for licenses closed last week. State quotas limit Murray to eight package liquor stores and seven taverns.

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Culture
5:04 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Little Shop of Horrors Devours our Studio on Sounds Good

Murray's Playhouse in the Park opens a three weekend run of the rock-horror-musical Little Shop of Horrors this Friday at 7 p.m. Sounds Good welcomes the production's Director (and voice of Audrey II) Stephen Keene and the actor who plays Seymour, Bryant Powell with Kate Lochte. Get tickets at playhouseinthepark.net.

Music
11:50 am
Thu October 4, 2012

Chris Thile on Receiving the MacArthur Genius Award and Future Plans

Marcelo Teson, Wikimedia Commons

Mandolinist, former Murray resident, and Murray State Student, Chris Thile, known for his work in Nickel Creek and Punch Brothers, was among those awarded 2012 "genius" grants from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The 23 fellows will receive $500,000 over the next five years to continue their work or change fields. Tracy Ross spoke with Chris Thile about receiving the award and his plans for the future.

City Clerk Fired
4:00 pm
Mon October 1, 2012

Fired City Clerk Will File Lawsuit Against Murray

murrayky.gov

Former Murray City Clerk Harla McClure will file a lawsuit against the city for wrongful termination. Attorney Thomas Clay says Mayor Bill Wells declined to reinstate McClure as city clerk. Wells fired McClure in early September on allegations of lying about the theft of a $50 city sticker. McClure denies any dishonesty and says it was a misunderstanding.

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Crime
8:22 am
Mon October 1, 2012

Attorney Strengthens Efforts for Jackson Plea Bargain

Lance Allison, goracers.com

Commonwealth Attorney Mark Blankenship plans to intensify efforts to reach a plea bargain for Murray State University basketball player Zaveral “Zay” Jackson. Blankenship says he is concerned social media comments about the case have affected the Calloway County jury.

Police allege Jackson struck two people with his car in Murray’s Walmart parking lot Sept. 9. Blankenship says the offer to Jackson will include conditions of jail time, restitution to the victims and anger management.

Crime
3:00 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

Jackson Waives Preliminary Hearing, May Negotiate Plea Deal

Zay Jackson
Lance Allison, goracers.com

Commonwealth Attorney Mark Blankenship hopes to work out a plea deal with Murray State University basketball player Zaveral “Zay” Jackson. Jackson faces felony assault charges for allegedly hitting two people with his car during an argument in the Murray Walmart parking lot earlier this month. Blankenship says Jackson has waived his right to preliminary hearing and grand jury consideration.

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