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Murray State University has established a new scholarship honoring Marshall County High School shooting victim Preston Cope. The scholarship is made possible through fundraising efforts and gifts from his family and friends.

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If you attended Murray State University in the last 50 years you likely heard of - or took a class from - Dr. Robert McGaughey. Everyone called him "Doc." You’ve also heard him on WKMS since it went on the air.

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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. 

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Former longtime Murray State University Journalism and Mass Communications professor and department chair Bob McGaughey has died.

JMC professor Bob Valentine was a close friend. He said McGaughey died of complications from leukemia Friday afternoon at the University of Louisville Medical School.

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Murray State University's Board of Regents approved a budget for the next fiscal year and a multitude of other initiatives in a lengthy meeting and packed agenda on Friday as the current year comes to a close.

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Former Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp will serve as the next chair of the Murray State University Board of Regents. Regent Kemp was elected to the position in a board meeting on Friday. 

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  The Murray State University bass anglers team won the Fishing League Worldwide College Fishing National Championship on Thursday in Maryland.


Rising Juniors Blake Albertson and Adam Puckett caught a total 51 pounds and three ounces of fish on the Potomac River by the end of the three-day championship.


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Murray State University is gathering feedback for a new branding and marketing concept to assist with enrollment and retention.

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Murray State officials on Wednesday ceremonially introduced five foundational partners that have made major contributions to the new Hutson School of Agriculture Center for Agricultural Hemp.  

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With spring semester coming to a close, Matt Markgraf sat down this week on Sounds Good with Murray State University President Bob Jackson to talk about commencement, fall enrollment, construction projects underway and they unpack how the proposed pension relief bill would affect the university and the possible roadmap moving forward.