Kenny Imes

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

Work on a $37.6 million contract to expand U.S. Highway 641 in Calloway County will ramp up March 1, according to a release from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

Rachel Collins / WKMS

  Advocates calling for removal of a Confederate monument on Calloway County Courthouse grounds published a newspaper advertisement Friday, calling for a public meeting with members of the local chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) to discuss the monument’s location. 

Liam Niemeyer / WKMS

  The rays of sunrise begin to glow above the storefronts in the downtown court square in Murray on a Saturday a couple of weeks ago, and Sherman Neal has lost track of time. It’s 4:53 a.m.

 

Calloway County Fiscal Court

Newly-inaugurated Calloway County Sheriff Nicky Knight is responding to criticism about non-compliance with Governor Andy Beshear’s mask mandate at his swearing-in ceremony. 

Calloway County Fiscal Court

The chief deputy of the Calloway County Sheriff’s Office is moving into the top job after the resignation of former Sheriff Sam Steger.

Liam Niemeyer / WKMS

  More than 60 people gathered in front of a Confederate monument on Calloway County courthouse grounds the evening of July 15, the majority of protesters urging for the removal of the monument. This protest follows the county fiscal court unanimously approving a resolution the same day keeping the monument there. 

Liam Niemeyer / WKMS

  The Calloway County Fiscal Court unanimously passed a resolution Wednesday stating a Confederate monument on county courthouse grounds will remain there. County leadership at their monthly meeting said their decision does not prevent future action and discussion on the monument, yet advocates calling for the removal and relocation of the monument say the resolution is a “disappointment.”

Kristen Farley

The debate over whether to remove a Confederate monument on the grounds of the Calloway County Courthouse continued on Independence Day with an impromptu protest in favor of relocating the statue.

Liam Niemeyer / Ohio Valley Resource

Calloway County Judge-Executive Kenny Imes said this week there’s no set timeline for action regarding recent calls to remove a Confederate monument on county courthouse grounds in downtown Murray, though he said county government is committed to addressing the issue.

 

Yet, a leading advocate for removal says he's concerned the fiscal court is delaying action on this monument.

Liam Niemeyer / WKMS

  The Calloway County Fiscal Court approved an agreement Tuesday to apply for up to $5 million in federal grant money, working alongside West Kentucky and Tennessee Telecommunications Cooperative, through the C.A.R.E.S. Act to potentially build broadband internet infrastructure for county residents who lack access. That funding would be matched by up to $5 million in county funds and at least $5 millions from West Kentucky and Tennessee Telecommunications Cooperative (WK&T).

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