calloway county public library board

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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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The Calloway County Public Library Board has approved moving forward with contracting two studies to determine whether the former Regions Bank building in downtown Murray is a viable alternative for library expansion.

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The Calloway County Public Library expansion and renovation efforts are expected to pick up again in the new year.

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Calloway County Judge Executive Larry Elkins is requesting information from the Calloway County Library Board related to taxing district funds being spent to further the education of library employees.

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After a months-long feud between the Calloway County Library Board and Judge Executive Larry Elkins, the fiscal court appointed former Webster County assistant superintendent Riley Ramsey in a special session Thursday while ousting board member Ryan Alessi, who has moved out of the state.

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A Kentucky Senate bill that would allow county judge executives to appoint members of library boards has some concerned about the politicization of libraries.

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The Calloway County Fiscal Court has hired an attorney to look into Kentucky’s laws regarding library boards.

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The Calloway County Library Board is moving to apply for state grants towards a new $6.4M library.

The board held a special meeting Monday night to meet a deadline for submitting an application to the Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives Wednesday, just before the next scheduled meeting.

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Calloway County judge-executive Larry Elkins has provided an update to the Murray State News on his opposition to current plans for the renovation and expansion of the Calloway County Public Library.

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Amid a war of words with Calloway County judge-executive Larry Elkins over costs and other issues, the county’s public library board met Wednesday afternoon and heard an architect’s presentation for a more affordable option for the library’s planned renovation and expansion.