Murray State University

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Gov. Andy Beshear and local leaders got an aerial view of the flood damage in Calloway County this morning aboard a U.S. Army helicopter with Kentucky National Guardsmen. During a media briefing following the tour, Beshear assured county and city officials the state will provide support. 

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With only four months left in the fiscal year, Murray State University’s administration is weighing a number of moving parts as it begins to craft the Fiscal Year 2022 budget, factoring a potential multi-million dollar hit to the university’s funds in the wake of the ongoing pandemic.

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Murray State University's Accounting Department and the Epsilon Nu chapter of Beta Alpha Psi have partnered with the United Way of Murray-Calloway County to offer the 45th year of the VITA, or volunteer income tax assistance, program to the local community.

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This story is part of an update to the 2020 newsroom collaboration series highlighting school reopenings in western Kentucky.

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The Calloway County Health Department announced today the Feb. 10 Regional Vaccination Site at Murray State University is rescheduled for later this month. A release from the health department cited the potential for freezing rain and ice accumulation as the reason. 

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Gov. Andy Beshear announced Thursday that COVID-19 cases are continuing to drop in Kentucky, though deaths remain high due to surges over the past several weeks.

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  The CFSB Center on Murray State University’s campus will serve as one of four new regional COVID-19 vaccination sites in Kentucky, according to a release Thursday from Gov. Andy Beshear’s office.

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UPDATE 11:45 a.m. - Murray Police Department Sgt. Andrew Wiggins said the Murray High School building and campus has been cleared and turned over back to the school district.


Murray High School dismissed its students this morning after receiving a bomb threat. This is the second day in a row law enforcement officers have been present at the high school campus in response to a potential threat.

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  Organizations, local governments and other institutions throughout western Kentucky held virtual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebrations and events Monday to honor the legacy and messages of the civil rights leader, many focusing on how to implement King’s words in the present day. 


  Murray residents calling for removal of a Confederate monument in the city’s courthouse square are organizing a “week of action” for community members to take part, centered around Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.