Paducah regional campus to hold community appreciation day

Murray State's Paducah campus to hold community appreciation day on July 19. (Photo courtesy of Murray State University)

Story by Ava Chuppe

Contributing writer

On July 19, the Murray State Paducah campus is inviting the McCracken County area to a community appreciation day celebration.

The celebration will begin with a cookout at the Paducah campus, located at 4430 Sunset Ave., at 4 p.m. Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be provided, and the Paducah Bank WOW! wagon will have ice cream available. There will also be a Jurassic Park bounce house for children.

After the cookout, the Paducah campus is hosting a screening of Jurassic Park with free popcorn. Attendees are welcome to meet with University advisers and ask questions about earning a bachelor’s or master’s degree.

The Paducah campus offers classes in person or online, with undergraduate and graduate degree programs in many areas and a broad range of certificates available. Anyone interested in classes at the Paducah campus can apply for free at the community appreciation event.

Dan Lavit, executive director of the Murray State Center for Adult and Regional Education, said he is excited to welcome the community to this event.

“The event was planned to provide fun activities for Paducah and McCracken County residents to show our appreciation of the support that has been given to Murray State’s Paducah Regional Campus,” Lavit said. “We hope you will join us for the festivities.”

For more information about the community appreciation celebration, contact Jennifer Frazier, Murray State Paducah Regional Campus director, at (270) 442-4753 or