Features

Two-day music festival draws crowds to Kenlake

Staff Report The 22nd annual Hot August Blues Festival is today and Saturday at Kenlake State Park Amphitheater. The annual music festival is two days of food, fun, friends and exceptional music by local, regional and charted artists, according to the event’s website. Hot August Blues has been listed in the top 10 summer events Read More


Country group to play CFSB Center

Charlotte Kyle Features Editor Six-time Grammy Award winning country group Lady Antebellum will perform at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11 at the CFSB Center as part of their “Own the Night” tour. Pre-sale tickets went on sale Wednesday while tickets for the general public are available today. Matt Parker, assistant facility manager of the CFSB Center Read More


How I spent my summer vacation

Grant Butler Myrtle Beach, S.C. For those of you who visited the coast this summer, someone had to be responsible for your safety and the upkeep of the beach.  Specifically if you visited Myrtle Beach, S.C., Grant Butler was there all summer patrolling the shores. Butler, senior from Paducah, Ky., worked for Lack’s Beach Service Read More


Annual program educates new students on campus life

Paige Graves Staff Writer What began as “Great Sexpectations” in 1996 is still going strong on campus. Today the program is known as “Realities On Campus” and it combines elements of music and theater with current issues to give incoming freshmen an idea of what to expect throughout their college careers. Jane Etheridge, director of Read More


Channel Surfing 8-19-11

Lies, games and dirty dishes I have admitted it here before, and I’m not ashamed to say it again for those unaware: I spend my summers watching CBS’ “Big Brother.” Anyone who has followed the summer reality series knows it takes a commitment to understand and keep up with it. With three hour-long episodes a Read More


Fan-funded album explores growing up

Features Editor Charlotte Kyle writes the CD reviews. You never realize just how loyal a fanbase is until you start asking for money. New Jersey rocker Val Emmich asked his fans to help fund his new album using a Kickstarter campaign. Fans could donate any amount they wanted to and receive rewards based on the Read More


Bands, Barbecue, Blowout: group hosts on-campus fundraiser

Anna Taylor Assistant Features Editor Murray State’s chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America is kicking off the semester this afternoon with their Bands ‘N’ BBQ Blowout in the Quad in front of Lovett Auditorium. Residents of Murray and surrounding communities are invited to attend this free event. There will be barbecue from Read More


Local filmmakers take two-day film challenge

Paige Graves Staff Writer Make a movie in 48 hours. That is what the 3rd annual 48 Hour Film Project asks of those willing to take the challenge. Landee Bryant, producer of the Paducah festival, said the event was developed 10 years ago by a group of filmmakers. “Ten years later and with more than Read More