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4:49 pm
Wed February 26, 2014

Timeline Takes Shape for Murray Building Collapse Clean-Up

Work is moving forward to clean up the building that collapsed in downtown Murray last weekend.

By this weekend, a contractor will shore up the north and remaining west walls and remove the building’s roof. Then, a structural engineer will assess the building’s condition and provide additional direction to the demolition contractor.

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3:38 pm
Wed February 26, 2014

Liquor Sales Could Come to Kentucky Dam Village if Annexed

Credit parks.ky.gov

Calvert City officials say this may be the year to annex Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park, which means the state park could be eligible for liquor sales.

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Society
3:38 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Rabbi Pamela Barmash on Finding Religious Commonalities

Rabbi Pamela Barmash
Credit Washington University

Degrees from Yale, the Jewish Theological Seminary and Harvard are Rabbi Pamela Barmash's academic credentials as a professor of Hebrew Bible at Washington University in St. Louis. Barmash speaks at 4 PM Thursday, February 27 in Freed Curd Auditorium for the 2014 Social Work Lecture Series. She was a fellow at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton. She is on the Committee of Jewish Law and Standards for Conservative Judaism and has served as Rabbi for a Massachusetts Temple. Kate Lochte speaks with Rabbi Barmash ahead of her presentation.

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Society
1:21 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Murray Allows Owners Limited Access to Affected Downtown Properties

The owners of some of the 15 properties affected by the downtown Murray building collapse have limited access to their offices today from 10am to 2pm. 

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Society
12:11 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

UT Martin Hosts Nation's Oldest Civil Rights Conference

Credit utm.edu

This week, the University of Tennessee at Martin hosts "Freedom Summer: Fifty Years Later." It's their 14th Annual Civil Rights Conference featuring keynote speaker Mr. Dave Dennis, who participated in the first Freedom Bus ride from Montgomery, Alabama and in voter registration efforts during the 1964 Freedom Summer. Today, he works as the director and CEO of the Southern Initiative of the Algebra Project, a nonprofit that aims to improve mathematics education for minority children. UTM Department of History faculty member Dr. Renee LaFleur is coordinator for the conference and speaks with Kate Lochte about its events on Sounds Good.

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Society
4:50 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Disaster Recovery Plans Available for Downtown Murray Businesses

Credit Jason Pittman

John Null talks with Murray State University Small Business Development Center director Chris Wooldridge.

Most downtown Murray businesses are open after Saturday’s building collapse, but road closures and safety concerns have led to talk of business disaster recovery plans.

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Society
1:14 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Downtown Murray Open for Business after Building Collapse

Murray Main Street officials want the public to know downtown is open and most businesses are unaffected following this weekend’s partial building collapse just off the court square.

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Society
12:42 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

[UPDATE] Downtown Murray Building Collapses with No Injuries

UPDATE:

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

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Society
4:16 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Paducah Symphony Orchestra and BBQ on the River at Odds Over Beer Garden

The Paducah Symphony Orchestra and Barbecue on the River organizers are at odds over the future management of the September event’s beer garden. The summer festival lasts three days in downtown Paducah and draws some 40,000 people and an estimated $500,000 to area charities.

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Society
4:14 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Ukrainian Murray State Professor Watches Conflict as His Daughter Films Documentary in Kiev

Dr. Michael Kalinski and his daughter Lesya Kalinski.

Interview with Dr. Michael Kalinski

  A Murray State University professor is following the protests in Ukraine closely as his daughter is in the middle of Kiev filming a documentary about the turmoil.

Michael Kalinski is a native of Ukraine and the chair of health sciences and human services. He is concerned about his daughter’s safety following the reports of more than 25 deaths on Independent Square Tuesday.

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