John Walker http://wkms.org en MCC Parks and Recreation Considers Accessible Playground http://wkms.org/post/mcc-parks-and-recreation-considers-accessible-playground <p>The&nbsp;Murray-Calloway&nbsp;County&nbsp;Parks&nbsp;and Recreation&nbsp;Department is hosting a special meeting to gather input on a grant to build an accessible playground in the local parks. The meeting is to<span style="line-height: 1.5;">night at&nbsp;6:30&nbsp;at the Murray-Calloway County Chamber of Commerce. Last Monday the parks board unanimously approved a motion to apply for a matching federal Land and Water Conservation Fund grant to help fund the accessible playground. Mon, 28 Apr 2014 11:28:24 +0000 John Walker 40179 at http://wkms.org MCC Parks and Recreation Considers Accessible Playground KY Fish and Wildlife Investigating Carp Deaths http://wkms.org/post/ky-fish-and-wildlife-investigating-carp-deaths <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is investigating a massive die-off of invasive Asian carp discovered Wednesday in the Cumberland River below Lake Barkley.</p><p>The fish kill is estimated to have impacted tens of thousands of the invasive silver carp over a 24-hour period. Specimens will be collected and taken to Kentucky State University for disease testing.</p><p>Evidence of the fish kill has been documented to the confluence with the Ohio River. Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley do not appear to be impacted at this time, Rister said.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 13:06:44 +0000 John Walker 40135 at http://wkms.org KY Fish and Wildlife Investigating Carp Deaths Racers Claim Seventh OVC Tennis Championship http://wkms.org/post/racers-claim-seventh-ovc-tennis-championship <p>The Murray State Racers Women’s Tennis team Claimed their Seventh OVC Championship this weekend. This is their first conference win since since 2007 which will propel them into a NCAA Tournament appearance in May. The relatively young Racer squad beat Eastern Kentucky 4 to 1.</p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:32:07 +0000 John Walker 40025 at http://wkms.org Racers Claim Seventh OVC Tennis Championship Davies To Visit Campus This Week http://wkms.org/post/davies-visit-campus-week <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Murray State University's president-elect Robert Davies is set to visit the main campus for the first time tomorrow for the Provost's Concert at Lovett Auditorium, according to MSU&nbsp;Public Relations.</p><p>During his three-day visit, Davies is expected to answer questions from reporters, attend a staff congress meeting and attend a faculty recognition banquet before departing on Thursday.</p><p>Murray State's board of regents voted unanimously in March to hire Davies from Eastern Oregon University as the university's president.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:07:17 +0000 John Walker 39870 at http://wkms.org Davies To Visit Campus This Week MSU Lockdown Investigation: Person Wielding Gun in Non-Life Threatening Manner http://wkms.org/post/msu-lockdown-investigation-person-wielding-gun-non-life-threatening-manner <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">UPDATE 2:40 p.m.:&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Further investigation into last night’s incident involving a supposed gunman on Murray Stateu&nbsp;University's campus seems to indicate the person was transferring the weapon to his car in " a non-threatening manner." </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Whether the action was harmless or not, it could have been a violation of MSU’s weapons policy.</span></p><p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 19:42:18 +0000 John Walker & John Null 39636 at http://wkms.org MSU Lockdown Investigation: Person Wielding Gun in Non-Life Threatening Manner Human Remains Found In Livingston County http://wkms.org/post/human-remains-found-livingston-county <p></p><p>The Kentucky State Police is investigating the discovery of human remains in Livingston County.</p><p>A hiker discovered a human skull on the banks of the Tennessee River Monday while he was searching for arrowheads.</p><p>Investigators responded to the area and recovered the skull along with multiple other items. The Livingston County Coroner is assisting in determining the identity of the remains. Foul play is not suspected.</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 12:22:06 +0000 John Walker 39635 at http://wkms.org Human Remains Found In Livingston County Graves County Schools Create New Make-Up Times http://wkms.org/post/graves-county-schools-create-new-make-times <p></p><p>Graves County elementary schools will add time to school days starting April 7, in order to improve the district's options in finalizing the 2013-14 school calendar.</p><p>Central Elementary will begin class at 7:30 a.m. and end at 3:08 p.m.</p><p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 11:47:05 +0000 John Walker 39389 at http://wkms.org Graves County Schools Create New Make-Up Times Tobacco Operation Expanding In Hopkinsville http://wkms.org/post/tobacco-operation-expanding-hopkinsville <p></p><p>U.S. Smokeless tobacco is investing $118 million and plans to create 42 new jobs with an expansion in Hopkinsville.</p><p>A new 230,000-square-foot facility will be used to process aged tobacco. U.S. Smokeless also plans to add approximately 80,000 square feet to its existing tobacco fermentation plant in Hopkinsville.</p><p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 13:05:23 +0000 John Walker 38976 at http://wkms.org Tobacco Operation Expanding In Hopkinsville Storm System to Push Through Region By 9p.m. http://wkms.org/post/storm-system-push-through-region-9pm <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>UPDATE THURSDAY 4:57 p.m.:</p><p>The storm system is moving through the region from southwest to northeast. The storm system is producing isolated severe thunderstorm warnings and tornado warnings. The system should be out of the region by 9:00 p.m. &nbsp;A Tornado Watch remains in effect until 9:00 p.m..</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>National Weather Service meteorologists say the risk of tornado formation in western Kentucky this afternoon has gone down. NWS meteorologist Dan Spaeth says &nbsp;in the<a href="http://www.crh.noaa.gov/pah/?n=webbriefing"> latest multimedia briefing</a> from the NWS that the timing has changed a little for the approaching system. Severe weather is predicted to impact West Kentucky between 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 15:39:35 +0000 Chad Lampe, John Walker & John Null 38792 at http://wkms.org Storm System to Push Through Region By 9p.m. Tow Barge Hits I-24 Bridge http://wkms.org/post/tow-barge-hits-i-24-bridge <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The United States Coast Guard reports a tug boat pushing 15 barges struck a pier on the I-24 Ohio River Bridge last night between Paducah and Metropolis.</span></p><p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 13:32:58 +0000 John Walker 38662 at http://wkms.org Tow Barge Hits I-24 Bridge