New Soup Kitchen in Murray Meets Community Needs

Jun 2, 2015
Soup for the Soul / Facebook

Murray’s new soup kitchen, Soup for the Soul, celebrated its grand opening last night. The crew of volunteers served 29 plates of sandwiches, salad and fresh fruit.


A Murray-based non-profit organization is receiving state support to expand their facility and employ more individuals. 

Governor Steve Beshear announced today a $182,000 Community Development Block Grant for construction of a new 1,000 sq ft WATCH Inc. work facility and the renovation of the existing building in Murray. 

Disabled Recreation Non-Profit Expanding Services

Dec 25, 2013

A non-profit organization that provides hunting and fishing services for about 150 disabled people in western Kentucky is attempting to double the amount of people it helps. 

The co-founder of handiCAPABLE Guide Services, Noel Dillard, started the business in 1993 when, inspired by a student with muscular dystrophy, Dillard vowed to help the young man become a fishing guide. Dillard continues to help people in his honor. 

Woodmen of the World’s Angela Hatton brings news of a new non-profit, direct-giving website called “Red Basket – Tiny Deeds. Tremendous Good” that connects people in need of financial assistance with those willing to help. She speaks with Kate Lochte about this new initiative, why Woodmen of the World started the program and how one can participate. Click here for more about Red Basket.

State Grant Helps Non-Profits Thrive

Jul 17, 2013
Kentucky Arts Council

  Twenty-One Western Kentucky Arts and Cultural organizations are recipients of more than $344,000  in state grants from the Kentucky Arts Council. The council awarded nearly two million dollars statewide through the annual Kentucky Arts Partnership grant program. 

Kate Lochte speaks with Aaron Dail, Executive Director of the Murray-Calloway County United Way, on Sounds Good. They talk about the transformation of the United Way involving community conversations and community change, and efforts being made on a local level. Three of their current focus areas are educational attainment, income stability for families, and healthy living/healthy lifestyles. Also, Aaron talks about local campaigns such as GetConnected and their involvement with Toyota's bornlearning initiative. See more at

Philanthrophy 360

May 4, 2012

Not long ago there was an eye-opening report about the transfer of wealth that aging baby boomers would create, and non-profits took note.  Next week there’s an educational program in Murray about the latest trends in philanthropy and how to harness them to enrich the quality of life in our area for generations.  Kate Lochte has more.