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Silent Night, a Murray Connection
Murray, KY ~ Few Yule tide traditions are complete without the mellow lull of timeless Christmas carols. Franz Gruber’s, “Silent Night,” is one of the most popular tunes, first performed in 1818. Some accounts dispute the time and location of the performance, but Murray High School volleyball coach Clare Boggess has some special insight. She has documented her lineage to Gruber. Rebecca Feldhaus has a conversation with Franz Gruber’s descendant about the special connection she now has with the carol.
Army wants to keep families together
Nashville, TN ~ The wives of U.S. Army personnel are free to move back to their hometowns while their soldier is deployed. Many do, but staying near an installation has become more attractive. As Blake Farmer reports from Nashville, families are choosing to stay close to posts like Fort Campbell, where more than 17,000 soldiers are gone to Afghanistan.
KSP playing card initiative stacks the decks against criminals, dealing out cold case clues
Frankfort, KY ~ Closing unsolved criminal cases across the Commonwealth is the focus of a new initiative unveiled by Kentucky State Police. And as Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh reports, decks of playing cards play a vital role in the effort.

A Converation with Murray State’s President – December Edition
Murray, KY ~ Chad Lampe and Dr. Dunn meet for their monthly conversation on the Q&A this week. Fresh off a quarterly Board of Regents Meeting, Dr. Dunn explains the impact of the naming of MSU’s School of Agriculture and why board Chairman Dr. Deno Curris asked for the University Counsel to research the authority of University Boards and Kentucky’s Council on Post Secondary Education.

Graves County High School bassist goes national
Mayfield, KY ~ Graves County High School senior bassist Clay Burgess has been named to the 2011 National Honor Orchestra. He’ll travel to Indianapolis in March to perform with some of the nation’s top high school musicians. Jacque Day spent a morning with the Graves County High School Chamber Orchestra, and brings us this story highlighting Clay, and the program that produced him.

Paducah’s Citizen’s Police Academy Bridges Trust with the Community
Paducah, KY ~ Paducah Sun Reporter Danielle Ray graduated from the Paducah’s Citizen’s Police Academy last week, wrapping up a 9-part series of articles on the class. The 11-week course takes participants on an informative, hands-on tour of all-things police, teaching about everything from drug sniffing dogs to handling automatic weapons. Chris Taylor talks to her about her experience and what she got out of the course..

Written by Chris Taylor

December 17, 2010 at 4:17 pm

Posted in The Front Page

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