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About Murray Life Magazine

Murray Life Magazine is still the only independent general features magazine devoted to the people and the community of Murray. From personality profiles to recipes, from business development to historical retrospectives, since 1996 Murray Life has been Murray's magazine.

What's new is our editorial board, a group of writers which constantly re-focuses on the people and place of Murray. A new promotional team has now increased the visibility of Murray Life and puts a copy into nearly 45 percent of Murray's most commercially active households. Political office holders and vital opinion leaders will see each issue. Murray Life Magazine is now in every of every hotel right here in Murray.

In fact, you won't be able to go anywhere in Murray without seeing Murray Life. Soon, you won't be able to find anyone who hasn't enjoyed the insightful articles and consumer information. Soon, you'll see why we say, "Life in Murray is Murray Life!"
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The Murray Life Magazine Staff
Staff of Murray LifeRobert Valentine - Publisher/Senior Editor

Bob Valentine became the publisher of Murray Life in 2000. An educator by training and practice, he has been a university faculty member since 1973. He joined the Murray State University faculty in 1974, and now teaches in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication. At MSU, Bob has coached a national-championship debate team, taught Speech, Communication, and Theatre, and served for seven years has faculty head of Elizabeth Woods College.

He has served Murray as Executive Director of Playhouse in the Park, a Commissioner of Tourism, a Director of the Chamber of Commerce, and as publisher of the annual Murray-Calloway County Magazine.

He entered the publishing world in 1978 as co-author of a college textbook, and became a publisher in 1984. The author of two books, eight plays and several hundred magazine articles, he is the Managing Partner for New Caledonian Press, and senior editor for Wake Up Publishing.

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Staff of Murray LifeVicki Jo Stevens-Valentine - Director of Marketing

Vicki Jo has been associated with Murray Life Productions and New Caledonian Press since the 1990s when she was the Conference Director for Global Partnership. A graduate of Murray State University with degrees in Theatre and Speech Communication, she also studied at Memphis State University before embarking on a career that includes teaching, program direction, and media sales in both radio and print media. She has served on the administrative staff at Bethel College (Tenn.) and is the former director of the Wake Up Foundation, the charitable arm of Global Partners, LLC. Her strong commitment to advertisers has made her an important consultant to several area businesses and her devotion to community makes her a strong voice for environmental, business and family-oriented content for Murray Life.

Staff of Murray LifeJustin Kimbro - Art Director

Justin is a lifelong Murray native and Honors Graduates of Murray State University. Justin is the owner of K-Squared Designs in Murray and also serves as Project Coordinator for the Murray Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind. He is also a member of the Western Kentucky Highland Festival Society.

Justin has three kids, Bailey, Carter and Jackson. In his free time he enjoys music, art and photography. For more information about Justin visit



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