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Blue Alert suspect BJ Brown gets $5 million bond

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Blue Alert suspect BJ Brown, who was wanted for shooting an officer in Middle Tennessee, has been hit with a $5 million bond. Brown, 32, was accused of shooting an officer in Erin, Tennessee, during a traffic stop on the night of Monday, June 27. According to court documents, at around 9:02 […]
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KYTC gives update on 641 South widening

MURRAY – The project to widen U.S. 641 South into a four-lane highway from Murray to the Tennessee state line is ahead of schedule and slated to be completed next summer, a Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokesman said Thursday. Jim Smith Contracting of Grand Rivers is the prime contractor for...
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Fireworks shows and Independence Day celebrations scheduled all weekend long

Fireworks shows and Independence Day celebrations are scheduled all weekend long across western Kentucky and southern Illinois. If you know of a celebration that's not included on this list, please email us at Kentucky. • Eddyville's premiere fireworks show, Thunder Over Eddy Bay, will take place on Saturday with...

‘Fill The Fairgrounds’ For Nance’s 300th Ride This Weekend

Paris, Tenn.–The schedule for this weekend’s PBR Rodeo in Paris has been announced and organizers are hoping to ‘fill the fairgrounds’ with people. Professional Bullrider Cody Nance of Paris will be going for his 300th bull during the weekend. There will be fireworks at the end...

Paris Home, Contents Total Loss After Fire

Paris, Tenn.– A Paris home was destroyed by fire Wednesday along with a bass fishing boat and pickup truck. There were no injuries; the residents were not at home at the time of the fire. Paris Firefighters were called to 301 Greenwood Dr. at 11:45 a.m. and as they...
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Whitaker commits to Bellarmine

MURRAY — Murray High basketball standout Grant Whitaker has chosen to end the drama early when it comes to his choice for where he would like to continue his career at the collegiate level. Whitaker announced in a Twitter post late Wednesday that he was choosing to commit to...

City Of Paris 4th Of July Closings

City of Paris – 4th of July Closings. Paris City Hall will be CLOSED on Monday, July 4th, 2022, in observance to Independence Day and will reopen at 7:30 am on Tuesday, July 5th. City of Paris Public Works Department will be CLOSED on Monday, July 4th, 2022, in...

Racers officially Missouri Valley Conference members

July 1, 2022 marks the first day for Murray State University as a member of the Missouri Valley Conference. After the announcement of the Racers’ partnership with the MVC and its member institutions on Jan. 6, the Racers are officially Valley members, joining other MVC members: Belmont University (Nashville, Tenn.), Bradley University (Peoria, Ill.), Drake University (Des Moines, Iowa), the University of Evansville (Evansville, Ind.), Illinois State University (Normal, Ill.), Indiana State University (Terre Haute, Ind.), Missouri State University (Springfield, Mo.), the University of Northern Iowa (Cedar Falls, Iowa), Southern Illinois University (Carbondale, Ill.), UIC (Chicago, Ill.) and Valparaiso University (Valparaiso, Ind).

Former Racer Brown included on Pacers summer league roster

PADUCAH, KY -- Murray State alum Tevin Brown was included on the Indiana Pacers summer league roster that was released on Friday morning. Brown signed an Exhibit-10 contract with the Pacers last Friday after going undrafted in this years NBA Draft. An Exhibit 10 contract guarantees Brown a training camp...
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Racers’ future football schedule has big names

MURRAY — Murray State’s entrance into the Missouri Valley Football Conference in 2023 will continue to see the presence of Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) opponents. According to the website,, the Racers’ inaugural season in the MVFC will include a Sept. 9, 2023 visit to in-state opponent Louisville, a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. This is a program with whom Murray State is quite familiar, having played the Cardinals 20 times.

Family Camping Offers Lifetime of Memories

As a child, and later as an adult, my fondest memories were created on family camping trips. Our first camping adventures took place at Kenlake State Park on Kentucky Lake near the town of Murray, KY. My dad bought a pop-up camper that he named Zigeuner, which is German for “gypsies” (what the Romani people were called back then). It took about six hours to get to the park from our home near Kankakee, IL.

Murray State to play home-and-home series with Robert Morris, Southeastern Louisiana

The Murray State Racers will play home-and-home football series with the Robert Morris Colonials and the Southeastern Louisiana Lions, has learned. Murray State is scheduled to play both Robert Morris and Southeastern this season as part of their 2022 football schedule, which they announced in April. Both contests are part of home-and-home series, according to copies of contracts obtained from Murray State University.

Learning About The Monarch Butterfly At Tree Talk

Paris, Tenn.–Volunteer Susan Woods reads a book about Monarch Butterfly at the last Tree Talk Thursday at the Atkins-Porter Botanical Garden in Paris. Woods is a volunteer at both the Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge in Springville and at Nathan Bedford State Park. The children learned about lifecycles and migration of the monarch and each got a butterfly weed plant to take home. (Shannon McFarlin photo).
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The perfect tribute for an animal lover

MURRAY – During the summer of 2020, the Calloway County Animal Shelter staff recognized a great need. Animal Shelter Manager Darla Jackson explained that, because of COVID, the shelter was not open to the public, but the staff wanted to continue doing adoptions. Since they were not allowed to let the public enter the building, the workaround was to do them outdoors. The problem was there was nowhere to go outside to stay out of rain or seek shade on hot summer days. What the shelter needed was a pavilion, but where they would get the funds to do that, they did not know.