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Briggs and Stratton is closing their Murray operation by fall 2020. About 600 full-time positions will be affected. The Milwaukee-based company announced on Thursday plans to consolidate production of its small vertical-shaft engines to its Poplar Bluff, Missouri facility. 

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is holding a hearing next week to seek public comment on the reconstruction of U.S. 641 between Murray and Hazel. 

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The Calloway County Public Library Board is moving forward with a new expansion plan despite objection and disapproval from community members at another tense meeting Tuesday evening. Board members voted three to one to proceed with a plan to build a new children's library next to the current library and to connect the two buildings. 

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Administrators of a Kentucky retirement system for teachers are developing a request for more funding in the state’s next biennial budget.


A Korean auto parts maker is nearing completion on building a $50 million facility in Murray. DAE-IL Corporation broke ground last summer on the 350,000 square-foot building. 

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  A Murray man facing charges including two counts of murder, animal cruelty, burglary and tampering with evidence will go on trial in Calloway County on Sept. 8, 2020.

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Update: Kathy Hodge of the Humane Society of Calloway County said on July 8 that the peacock has been reunited with its presumed owner. 

What appears to be a seemingly lost juvenile male peacock* (see note at the bottom of the story) has been spotted roaming around the eastern part of Murray. 

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Local organizers said they were “astounded” by the turnout and community support for the inaugural Rural KY Flash Pride March on Saturday in Murray. 


  A Murray man facing charges including homicide, burglary, evidence tampering and animal cruelty pleaded not guilty Monday morning in Calloway County District Court.


51-year-old Shannon Scott is accused of murdering two women found Thursday night in a residence on Catalina Drive in Murray. He also allegedly killed and hid a dog.


Murray Police officers found one woman in a garage and found the second woman in a next door residence.


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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.