Murray Ledger & Times en Ohio School welcomes Murray President <p>The chairman of Youngstown State University’s board of trustees says the board wants Murray State University President Dr. Randy Dunn to start his new job on the Youngstown, Ohio campus as soon as possible. On Friday, the YSU trustees voted 8-0 to authorize the board's chair and vice chair to negotiate and execute an employment contract with Dunn to start as YSU’s next president. In an emailed statement Monday, Dunn said he and his wife, Dr. Ronda Dunn, hoped to get started at YSU in about two months. <a href="">Read more...</a></p><p> Tue, 14 May 2013 15:59:04 +0000 Murray Ledger & Times 44180 at Ohio School welcomes Murray President Youngstown State offers Presidency to Dunn <p><a href="">The Youngstown State University Board </a>of Trustees voted unanimously Friday to offer the position of president to Murray State University President Dr. Randy J. Dunn. The appointment is not final until contract terms can be reached. Dunn would replace Cynthia E. Anderson, who is retiring June 30 after three years as president and 34 years with the university.</p><p> Mon, 13 May 2013 14:33:50 +0000 Murray Ledger & Times 44092 at Youngstown State offers Presidency to Dunn Talks Hope to Resolve Murray State Dorm Fire Case <p><a href="">Talks between defense attorneys and the prosecution could keep Jerry Wayne Walker Jr. from facing trial on evidence tampering charges. Walker was originally accused of setting a fatal dorm fire at Murray State University in 1998. Three years later, a trial ended in a mistrial. But a Marshall County jury acquitted Walker in July in a retrial in the case. That's when prosecutors charged Walker with evidence tampering. Last month, a judge refused to dismiss those charges.</a></p><p> Tue, 06 Nov 2012 16:46:59 +0000 Murray Ledger & Times 35410 at Close Call for Drivers on Collapsed Bridge <p><a href="">Two spans of the Eggner Ferry Bridge over Kentucky Lake</a> collapsed Thursday night after being struck by a cargo ship carrying aviation parts, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials said. Officials said the bridge was closed to traffic, causing vehicles needing to cross the Kentucky Lake reservoir and the Tennessee River to be detoured for dozens of miles. Robert Parker, 51, of Cadiz, said he and his wife were traveling northbound on the highway after leaving his stepson&rsquo;s house in Murray. They were driving in the rain along the darkened bridge about 8 p.m. when they suddenly noticed a missing 20-foot piece of the bridge, which at that section stands at least 20 feet above the water. &ldquo;All of a sudden I see the road&rsquo;s gone and I hit the brakes,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;It got close.&rdquo; Fri, 27 Jan 2012 19:55:55 +0000 Murray Ledger & Times 20490 at Fire Destroys Murray Popcorn Company's Headquarters <p><a href="">An early-morning fire Tuesday reportedly damaged</a> much of the Ellis Popcorn building in Murray. According to at least one offical, the building may be a total loss. The state fire marshal has been contacted, and an investigation will continue, it was reported. The cause of the fire has not been determined. Wed, 05 Oct 2011 14:26:12 +0000 Murray Ledger & Times 13726 at Fire Destroys Murray Popcorn Company's Headquarters Kentucky Kicks Off Click It or Ticket Campaign <p><a href=""><br />Monday marks the beginning of a nationwide</a> highway safety initiative known as &quot;Click It or Ticket.&quot; The Kentucky State Police will join hundreds of local law enforcement officials, highway safety representatives and safety advocates nationwide who have vowed support of the annual highway safety mobilization.</p> Mon, 23 May 2011 11:48:02 +0000 Murray Ledger & Times 4456 at