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Racers offer suggestions for Murray’s hidden gems

Gray Hawkins, Staff Writer November 29, 2023

Murray may be a small town, but it’s home to many “hidden gem” businesses for University students to enjoy. It’s hard to get off campus and...

The first of two murals painted by Ashland, Kentucky, native Elias Reynolds is located on the corner of 3rd and Main Street. (Photo courtesy of @murraykentucky on Instagram)

Murray becomes focus in artist’s mural series

Morgan Tinin, Contributing Writer November 3, 2022

Aiming to promote community involvement and connection, a Kentucky artist has been hired to paint a second mural in Murray. The first mural painted...

tudents are able to be on campus without being required to wear mask or social distance. (Dionte Berry/The News)

Racers experience semester start without COVID-19 restraints

Dionte Berry, Editor-in-Chief September 1, 2022

For the past three academic years, the University was forced to adapt to COVID-19 through changes such as masking and social distancing, but the fall 2022...

(Graphic courtesy of Murray KY Pride)

Pride parade returns to Murray

June 22, 2021

Erinn Finley Contributing Writer [email protected] Pride celebrations are back after being put on pause by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Murray...

The Calloway County Collective is located at 203 Ash St. and is led by Mary Scott Buck on Facebook. (Graphic courtesy of the Calloway County Collective)

Community group becomes nonprofit organization

May 11, 2021

Erinn Finely Contributing Writer [email protected] One woman decided to start a community group to help combat the pandemic and it has become...

Local law enforcement arrived to the 1500 block of Chestnut Street on March 16 after reports of shots fired. (Photo courtesy of Gage Johnson/TheNews)

Apparent murder-suicide nearby rattles campus

March 17, 2021

Gage Johnson Editor-in-Chief [email protected] At first glance, it appears the home in the 1500 block of Chestnut Street that was the...

The flooded parking lot at Station 74 (The News/Stephanie Anderson)

Severe weather strikes Murray

February 28, 2021

Dionte Berry Features Editor [email protected] Heavy rains this morning forced some Murray residents out of their homes and caused power and...

Murrays Soup for the Soul is a non-profit that provides hot meals for those in need. (Olivia Underwood/The News)

Soup for the Soul wins Kentucky Board of Education award

February 24, 2021

Ciara Benham Staff Writer [email protected] In recognition of its efforts to help the community, Soup for the Soul was awarded the Kentucky...

Pictured is Playhouse at the Park at 701 Gil Hopson Drive. (Dionte Berry/The News)

Playhouse in the Park adjusts to COVID-19

February 4, 2021

Mason Galemore Contributing Writer [email protected] Murray’s Playhouse in the Park has made adjustments to how they operate amid the COVID-19...

Mayor Bob Rogers has declared a state of emergency for Murray. Photo courtesy of ABC 12 News Team.

Mayor Rogers declares state of emergency for Murray

March 26, 2020

  Addison Watson Staff Writer [email protected] Following two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Calloway County, Mayor Bob Rogers...

Crowds gather around the counter protest. Megan Reynolds/The News

Students rally together in counter protest

October 8, 2019 Megan Reynolds Editor-in-Chief [email protected] MURRAY, KY. - Students rallied in a counter protest...

Addressing Poverty in Murray

Addressing Poverty in Murray

September 23, 2019

        Poverty is a universal problem; while it is more visible on a global scale, it is present in Murray as well. In 2015, all...

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