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The Calloway County Public Library Board has selected two candidates to fill a seat opening in August.

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Engineering firm Bacon, Farmer and Workman said a member of the Calloway County Public Library Board “blatantly lied” when discussing a proposed assessment of the former Regions Bank building at Tuesday’s board meeting.


Calloway County is getting a $23 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to expand U.S. Route 641 to the Tennessee state line. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced the grant in a release on Thursday.


Governor Matt Bevin has appointed Fifth District State Representative Kenny Imes as Calloway County Judge/Executive.

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The Kentucky Democratic Party filed ethics complaints on Wednesday against Calloway County Judge/Executive Larry Elkins. The KDP claims Elkins, a Republican, is misusing taxpayer resources in his campaign for 5th District State Representative.

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The property owners association of a neighborhood along Kentucky Lake is suing Calloway County officials, the developer and former leadership over unfinished roads. Western Shores Property Owners Association filed the suit this month in Calloway Circuit Court. Treasurer Steven Lemke said the lawsuit is straightforward: “We’d like to get our roads done.”

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Update: See update at the end of the story.

Rumors have been circulating in Calloway County for months regarding secret audio recordings in the courthouse. WKMS News investigated the rumors, the cameras and how county officials are addressing the concern.

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A Calloway County man is in jail on child sexual exploitation charges. Kentucky State Police said in a release on Wednesday they arrested Tuesday evening 38-year-old Derik Timmons of Almo.

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Calloway County Judge/Executive Larry Elkins is retiring from the position. Elkins made the announcement on Facebook on Tuesday stating his retirement would be effective September 30. 

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The special collections library at Murray State University is collecting and digitally preserving photographs of old class photos and schoolhouses in Calloway County.