The Murray Ledger and Times reported Thursday Murray city officials are awaiting to hear from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet on when they can begin the next phase of the Murray Business Loop project. The first phase of utility relocating has already been completed.
The project entails building a road to bypass 12th Street by connecting US 641 with the city’s east side. It also calls for the two lane business loop to extend east from Glendale Road and the south Fourth Street intersection and going north to the Industrial Road and KY 94 East intersection. The Sycamore Street extension will cross the railroad tracks and connect into the business loop when the roadway is being constructed.
Governor Andy Beshear announced Thursday Precision Solar and Outdoors LLC will expand its operations in Benton with a nearly $2.2 million expansion. The company will build a new facility near its existing facility in Marshall County. Precision Solar and Outdoors is a producer of GPS and sonar mounting systems.
Lieutenant Governor Jacqueline Coleman made several stops in Western Kentucky including one in Murray. She announced funding in the amount of $755-thousand for the Dexter-Almo Heights Water District and $158-thousand for the Murray Visitors and Convention Bureau. She also made stops and announced funding for projects in Marshall and Gravess Counties.