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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.

MCVB Gets Student Help Revamping Freedom Fest

Dec 10, 2012
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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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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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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. 

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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