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  • House Explodes In Calloway County

    November 3, 2014 7:19 AM

    One person suffered injuries when a house exploded in Calloway County Sunday night. Witnesses told WPSD that they heard the explosion around 11 p.m. local time. The house was located along Bethel Road outside Murray. Officials say one person was airlifted from the scene. They did not release that... more »
  • Thousands Raised To Bring Body Of Murdered Ky Woman Back From Chile

    September 10, 2014 12:51 PM

    In less than 24 hours, supporters have raised enough money to bring the body of a murdered Georgetown College graduate back home from Chile. The family of 22-year-old Erica Hagan created an online account to raise money to bring her body back to Kentucky after she was found dead... more »
  • 3 Buildings Damaged In Murray Fire

    July 24, 2014 2:59 PM

    MURRAY, Ky. (AP) - Three buildings have been destroyed and others sustained smoke and water damage after a fire in Murray's Court Square. The blaze ignited Wednesday morning in one building and spread to two neighboring businesses. Murray Fire Chief Eric Pologruto told The Paducah Sun the cause... more »
  • Murray, Ashland Picked For Car Purchasing Program

    November 24, 2013 8:36 AM

    MURRAY, Ky. (AP) - The cities of Murray and Ashland have been selected for a pilot program that may help some low-income disabled residents purchase a car. The Murray Ledger & Times reports that the program sponsored by the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet is accepting 10 applicants from... more »
  • 2nd Person Dies From Injuries In House Explosion

    September 23, 2013 8:44 AM

    MURRAY (AP) - A second person has died from injuries suffered when a home in southwestern Kentucky exploded. The blast on the evening of Sept. 14 immediately killed 71-year-old Kenneth Story and injured four others, who were taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. A spokesman from Vanderbilt... more »
  • Official: German Company Not Locating In Murray

    September 4, 2013 9:11 AM

    MURRAY (AP) - An economic development official says a German company has decided not to locate its U.S. headquarters and a manufacturing facility in western Kentucky. Media reported that Murray-Calloway County Economic Development Corporation President Mark Manning said automotive supplier Kemmerich backed out of the venture to locate at the... more »
  • MSU To Tear Down One Of Oldest Buildings

    July 15, 2013 9:48 AM

    MURRAY (AP) - One of the oldest buildings on the Murray State University campus is set for destruction. Demolition work on Ordway Hall is scheduled to begin Monday. The university's planner-project manager for facilities design and construction, Jason Youngblood, said tearing down the building could take between a week and... more »
  • Gunshot Kills Murray State Student

    May 6, 2013 9:27 AM

    MURRAY (AP) - A Murray State University student has died after being shot in the head with a handgun. Calloway County Coroner Ricky Harris says 23-year-old Clayton Law of Elizabethtown died early Sunday morning when he fired the handgun. Harris says the state medical examiner will perform an autopsy and... more »
  • Bus Carrying Murray State Track Team Rolls Over

    January 25, 2013 12:27 PM

    EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) - Police say a bus carrying the Murray State University women's track team has rolled over on icy Interstate 69 in southwest Indiana, injuring four people. Murray State spokeswoman Sherry McClain says the team was traveling in two minibuses from the college in Murray, Ky., to... more »
  • German Company Locating Plant In Murray

    January 17, 2013 8:44 AM

    MURRAY (AP) - A German company is locating its U.S. headquarters and a manufacturing facility in western Kentucky, producing 120 full-time jobs for Calloway County. Gov. Steve Beshear's office says automotive supplier Kemmerich will invest $12.2 million in the project and has received preliminary approval for up to $3 million... more »
  • No Toast: Alcohol Shuts Down In Murray At Midnight

    December 31, 2012 8:48 AM

    MURRAY (AP) - Anyone in Murray offering a toast to 2013 will have to do it a bit early. The city declined to extend the time for serving or consuming alcohol past midnight for Monday night's festivities, meaning anyone popping a cork as the year changes over could be held... more »
  • Murray State Player Pleads Not Guilty

    December 12, 2012 11:17 AM

    MURRAY (AP) - A Murray State basketball player has entered a not guilty plea to hitting a couple with his car in the parking lot of a Walmart. The Paducah Sun reports 20-year-old Zaveral "Zay" Jackson of Hammond, La., entered the plea Tuesday in Calloway County Circuit Court to charges... more »
  • Man Acquitted In Dorm Fire Pleads Guilty To Tampering

    November 14, 2012 11:03 AM

    MURRAY (AP) - A man acquitted in a fatal Murray State University dormitory fire has pleaded guilty to charges of tampering with evidence in the case. The Paducah Sun reports Jerry Walker Jr. entered his plea on Tuesday in a Calloway County courtroom. A jury found Walker not guilty of... more »
  • Murder Charge Bound Over To Grand Jury In Murray

    October 18, 2012 10:40 AM

    MURRAY, Ky. (AP) - A grand jury in western Kentucky will decide whether to formally charge a West Tennessee man in the death of a woman who was run over. According to the Murray Ledger & Times, charges of murder, DUI and leaving the scene of an accident against James... more »
  • 4 Companies Change Management In Settlement

    September 3, 2012 2:03 PM

    MURRAY (AP) - Four companies will fall under the management of a Nashville, Tenn.-based consultant as part of a settlement involving business partners. An accounting firm will oversee College Book Renter, Southeastern Book Company, Integrated Computer Solutions and University Book & Bean. Murray businessman turned over the management of the... more »
  • Judge Sends Murray Man's Case To Grand Jury

    July 20, 2012 8:51 AM

    MURRAY (AP) - A judge has sent the case of a Murray man charged with killing his mother to a grand jury. Calloway District Judge Randall Hutchens on Thursday found probable cause to give the panel the case of 34-year-old Michael Joseph Burke. Police say Burke stabbed his mother, 55-year-old... more »
  • Murray To Expand Alcohol Sales; Marshall Votes No

    July 18, 2012 9:08 AM

    MURRAY (AP) - One western Kentucky community has voted to expand alcohol sales while another has decided to remain dry. WPSD-TV reports that residents in Murray, who could already purchase alcohol by the drink, voted to also allow package sales in the city. The unofficial tally was 2,109 voting in... more »
  • Defense Begins Presentation In MSU Dorm Fire

    July 17, 2012 9:04 AM

    BENTON. (AP) - The defense is presenting evidence in the trial of a former Murray State University student in connection with a fatal dormitory fire in 1998. The Paducah Sun reported combustion engineer Richard Roby was the first witness in defense of Jerry Walker Jr. on Monday. Roby told the... more »
  • Murray Man Charged In Fatal Stabbing Of Mother

    July 11, 2012 9:14 AM

    MURRAY (AP) - Police in Murray have charged a man with murder in the stabbing of his mother. The Murray Ledger & Times and The Paducah Sun reported the arrest on Monday of 34-year-old Joseph Burke of Murray about an hour after his mother was found fatally stabbed in her... more »
  • Murray State To Open New Hoops Facility In January

    May 10, 2012 8:50 AM

    MURRAY (AP) - On the heels of making the NCAA tournament, Murray State University is set to open a new, $4 million basketball-only facility in January. The new, 20,000-square-foot building will include a basketball court, coaching offices, lobby space and a hall of fame. Athletic Director Allen Ward told The... more »
  • Vigilant Residents Thwart Crime In Tornado Ravaged West Liberty

    March 13, 2012 10:15 AM

    Kentucky State Police Post 8 commander Capt. Bobby Murray expressed his appreciation to vigilant residents in and around West Liberty who have thwarted criminal activity in the wake of the devastating tornado that tore through the town. Murray says state police have received numerous complaints from residents, reporting people... more »
  • Murray To Get Packaged Liquor Vote

    March 9, 2012 8:59 AM

    MURRAY (AP) - A southwestern Kentucky city will get a vote on whether to allow packaged alcohol sales after the county clerk certified a petition to put the measure on a ballot. Calloway County Clerk Ray Coursey Jr. delivered a letter to Judge-Executive Larry Elkins calling for the vote, but... more »
  • Undefeated No. 22 Murray State Improving For Prohm

    December 26, 2011 11:43 AM

    MURRAY, Ky. (AP) - Murray State players are on a mission: Prove hiring coach Steve Prohm was the right move. So far, so good. No. 22 Murray State is one of six undefeated Division I men's basketball teams - joining Syracuse, Louisville, Baylor, Missouri and Indiana. The Racers, out of... more »
  • July Trial Date Set In Deadly 1998 Murray Dorm Fire

    November 22, 2011 6:22 AM

    MURRAY - (AP) A western Kentucky man is set to face trial for a second time on charges that he started a fire in a dorm at Murray State University in 1998 that killed a sophomore music student. Calloway County Circuit Judge Dennis Foust on Monday scheduled a July 6... more »
  • Fundraiser For Murray State Students Set Up

    November 17, 2010 9:12 AM

    MURRAY (AP) - Murray State University officials have launched a fundraising drive to help the family of students who were twin sisters, one who was killed and one severely injured in a car accident. The Paducah Sun reported Tuesday that 23-year-old Archana Gambiraopet of Secunderabad, India, remained hospitalized in... more »
  • Tennessee Man Charged In Kentucky Arson Fires

    October 29, 2010 10:21 PM

    MURRAY, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky State Police have charged a Tennessee man in two arson fires in western Kentucky. State police say 57-year-old James Donald Elliott, of Brentwood, Tenn., has been charged with two counts of complicity to commit arson after a 17-month investigation. The fires occurred at two mobile... more »
  • UK To Open Campus Of Medical School In Murray

    September 5, 2010 3:41 PM

    The University of Kentucky plans to open a western campus of its College of Medicine in Murray with the goal of having students enrolled there in 2014. College of Medicine Dean Emery Wilson says the extension campus will start up in 2012. Wilson told The Murray Ledger & Times that... more »
  • Murray State's Ag Dean Promoting Switchgrass

    August 29, 2010 10:53 AM

    MURRAY, Ky. (AP) - Murray State University's dean of the school of agriculture has high hopes for switchgrass, a crop that can be used as a biofuel. Tony Brannon has grown switchgrass the past few years on a family farm near Puryear, Tenn. The Department of Energy has said that... more »