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Loretta Daniel directs the Innovation and Commercialization Center at Murray State. Seminars in Murray and Hopkinsville this week provide innovators wanting to start small businesses access to federal financial assistance, and it is less complicated than it sounds, because lots of help is provided. She spoke with Kate in the studio during Sounds Good.

Deana Wright visits Sounds Good Friday to give an update on work on revitalizing the Higgins House just west of the Murray Calloway County Public Library on Main Street. Wright says that Main Street is looking at about $200,000 in repairs before "the pretty" work begins to convert the hundred year old home into public spaces, particularly for social gatherings involving fewer than 50 attendees. Also, learn more about the 100 Year Anniversary of the County Court House on the Murray square to be celebrated on May 7.

Mark Manning, President. Murray-Calloway County Economic Development Corporation, and Jim Carter, Vice President Institutional Advancement, Murray State speak about the time-frame of two German industries, iwis and Kemmerich, establishing themselves in Murray and hiring and the prospect of partnerships with the University.

You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown is a delightful musical based on Charles Schulz' "Peanuts" cartoon characters and an average day in the life of Charlie Brown. The show features vignettes and songs, from Valentine's Day to baseball season, from wild optimism to utter despair, all mixed in with the lives of Charlie's friends. Playhouse in the Park in Murray opens the show Friday, February 22, and runs until Sunday, March 3. Stephen Keene came by the WKMS studios to preview the upcoming production. Click here for ticket information.

Murray Receives Most of FEMA Reimbursements

Feb 18, 2013
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The city of Murray has received most of its federal reimbursements  from remnants of 2008's hurricane IKE,  2009's ice storm and a severe wind storm in 2011 . 

Almost, Maine is a play composed of nine short plays that explore love and loss in a remote town called Almost, Maine. The play premiered in Portland in 2004 to much critical acclaim. The Wall Street Journal and the American National Theatre selected the play as "one of the most outstanding regional theatre productions of the 2004-05 season." And now, it comes to Murray's Playhouse in the Park. Director Darryl Phillipy stopped by the studios to speak with Kate Lochte about the production. See more at Playhouse in the Park's website.

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. 

Little Sprouts Garden Club

Feb 4, 2013
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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.

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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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.

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