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Society
12:35 pm
Fri March 9, 2012

Journey Story: Sarah Gutwirth

This is a family story, a story of loss and exile, and of the intersection of personal history with large historical events.  It is also a quintessentially American story of arrival, and of a second chance.  This is a story so close to me I seem always to have known it.  It is the story of how my father came to America.

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Society
3:23 pm
Tue March 6, 2012

Graves Hospitalized After Fight at Fraternity House

Devon Graves is at Vanderbilt Hospital after suffering a broken jaw in a fight at the Murray State Alpha Tau Omega fraternity house Saturday night. Graves was allegedly defending a female friend when he was assaulted. Sergeant Scott Svebakken says 23 year old Ryan Walker was charged with 2nd degree assault and 23 year old Victor Daniels was charged with 3rd degree sexual abuse after the incident. Walker and Daniels have been detained at the Calloway County Jail.

Severe Weather
7:46 am
Tue March 6, 2012

Kentucky Death Toll Rises to 22

wfpl.org

Kentucky's death toll from Friday's storms has risen to 22.  State officials say the latest death occurred in Kenton County in northern Kentucky.  The state says six people died in West Liberty in Morgan County.  Five people are reported dead in Laurel County, four in Kenton County, three in Menifee County and two each in Lawrence and Johnson counties.  Forecasters say the tornado that hit West Liberty was on the ground for about 60 continuous miles in eastern Kentucky.   Meteorologist Tony Edwards says It was the strongest tornado in the region in nearly a quarter-century.

College Sports
7:43 am
Tue March 6, 2012

MSU Student Running in NCAA Championships

wikipedia.com

Murray State women’s track & field junior Alexis Love will be participating in the 2012 NCAA Indoor Championships. Love will be running in the 200-meter dash and is the first MSU student-athlete since the early 90’s to make it to the championship. She has set two school records this season, in both the 60 and 200 meter dash, and she claimed this year’s OVC 200 meter title. The Championships are this Friday and Saturday at Boise State University in Idaho. 

Storm Relief
7:40 am
Tue March 6, 2012

Kentucky State Police Accepting Storm Donations

wikipedia.com

Kentucky State Police posts across the commonwealth are accepting donations of nonperishable food and cleaning supplies for storm victims. Collection begins today at all KSP posts and will continue through the weekend. The agency says only food, cleaning supplies, personal hygiene items, bedding and the like should be brought to police posts. Monetary donations should be made to service organizations, such as the Red Cross.

College Basketball
7:34 am
Tue March 6, 2012

Racer Dance Party

The Murray State Racers invite all fans to celebrate their 15th NCAA Tournament selection at a Racer Dance Party this Sunday. It’s at Racer Arena on 14th street on MSU’s campus and starts at 3:30. The CBS selection show starts at 5:00 and will be broadcast as the Racers find out their seeding for the tournament, and the opponent for their first game. 

Weather
3:49 pm
Mon March 5, 2012

Red Cross Seeks Help in Tornado Relief

Kentucky Public Radio

Relief and recovery efforts continue today across Kentucky and southern Indiana, where Friday’s outbreak of tornadoes killed more than 30 people and caused widespread devastation. Governor Steve Beshear has dispatched more than 200 National Guard troops to the hardest hit areas. Red Cross shelters are open across Kentucky. And Red Cross spokeswoman Vicki Eichstaedt says the best way for people to help tornado victims everywhere is with a financial contribution to the agency. You can find information on how to give here.

College Basketball
3:31 pm
Mon March 5, 2012

New Murray State Basketball Ranks

goracers.com

The Ohio Valley Conference Champion Murray State Racers moved up one spot to number 11 in this week’s AP poll, and back one to number 10 in the ESPN rankings. The Racers defeated Tennessee Tech and Tennessee State in the OVC tournament over the weekend to take the championship and secure an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. While sports analysts agree MSU would have received an at-large bid anyway, the win should help the Racers get a higher seed in the tournament. They now await selection Sunday to find out who and where they will play next.

 

Society
3:30 pm
Mon March 5, 2012

Storm Victims Eligible for State Medicaid Aid

Kentuckians displaced by recent storms who receive Medicaid benefits can receive up to a 30 day supply of their medicines with co-pays waived. Governor Beshear issued the first-ever executive order of this kind, which also allows residents of counties that were declared in a state of emergency to receive emergency refills. The order does not allow for emergency refills of controlled substances.

MSU OVC Champs
8:24 am
Mon March 5, 2012

MSU Takes 15th OVC Championship

The Murray State Racers’ Men’s Basketball team won their 15th Ohio Valley Conference Tournament Championship Saturday night with a 54 to 52 win over Tennessee State at Nashville’s Municipal Arena.  The victory brings MSU’s season record to 30 and 1, as well as a 15th appearance in the NCAA Tournament for the Racers as the OVC’s automatic bid.  Murray State Forward Donte Pool was named the OVC Tournament’s Most Valuable Player.

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