Allison Crawford

News Reporter

A proud native of Murray, Kentucky, Allison Crawford grew up roaming the forests of West Kentucky and visiting national parks across the country. Allison graduated in 2014 from Murray State where she studied Liberal Arts, Television Production, and Spanish. She loves meeting new people, questioning everything, and dancing through the sun and the rain.

Though her heart belongs to Murray, constant travel and exploration are necessary for her survival. If not reporting for WKMS, she can be found calling for owls in the Land Between the Lakes, working to advance environmental sustainability, or going on an adventure. She will never stop dancing and hopes to make a positive impact in this world several endeavors at a time.

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Politics
11:17 am
Thu July 23, 2015

Fancy Farm Tweaks Lineup

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Fancy Farm Picnic organizers are tweaking how they form the political speaking order.

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Crime
4:05 pm
Tue July 21, 2015

Former KSP Trooper Pleads Guilty to Misconduct, Will Serve 30 Days in Jail

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  A former Kentucky State Police trooper accused of inappropriate contact with a minor has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and will serve 30 days in jail.

Donald Crawford entered his plea Tuesday morning in a Livingston County courtroom. He is under deferred prosecution until July 2017, after which his official misconduct charge will be dismissed if he meets certain conditions.

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Business
3:07 pm
Mon July 20, 2015

Company Representatives: New Darling Ingredients Plant in Paducah Should Be Odor Free

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A company with facilities reported to plague some cities with an awful stench is coming to Paducah, but company officials don’t expect the new facility to be a problem.

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Government
1:16 pm
Thu July 16, 2015

Tenn. Officials Say They'll Begin Operating New Reelfoot Lake Spillway "As Soon As Possible"

Old Reelfoot Spillway
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Tennessee officials say the new Reelfoot Lake spillway will be made operational as soon as possible. Government representatives and community members have have voiced concerns over the length of time it is taking to transition to the new spillway, which was built in 2012. But officials say they are taking the necessary time  to ensure a smooth transition to the new structure.

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Environment
3:29 pm
Tue July 14, 2015

Forest Service at LBL Cancels Controversial Pisgah Bay Project As Proposed

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The Forest Service at Land Between the Lakes has canceled its controversial Pisgah Bay Project as proposed after months of public outcry.  

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Business
11:04 am
Tue July 14, 2015

Candidates for MSU Vice President of Marketing and Outreach to Visit Campus

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Three candidates for Vice President of Marketing and Outreach at Murray State University will be visiting campus this week and later this month for discussion with the University community.

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Weather
1:43 pm
Mon July 13, 2015

NWS Warns of Extreme Heat, Possible Severe Weather Tonight

Credit NWS Forecast Office Paducah, KY

The National Weather Service is warning of high heat and a moderate risk of severe storms and flooding for portions of the region over the next couple of days.

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Crime
3:42 pm
Thu July 9, 2015

Couple Pleads Guilty To Theft of Copper Wire from Kentucky Highway Lights

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A couple is facing prison time after pleading guilty to stealing copper wire from lighting systems along Kentucky highways, causing millions of dollars in damage. 

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Infrastructure
3:05 pm
Thu July 9, 2015

Murray-Calloway County Airport to Receive Nearly $3M in Upgrades

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The Murray-Calloway County airport will receive between $2 and $3 million worth of upgrades in the next two years. 

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Society
3:59 pm
Wed July 8, 2015

Downtown Mayfield's Proposed Historic Preservation Ordinance Rejected

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Efforts to adopt an historic preservation ordinance for downtown Mayfield were shot down last night at a meeting to gather property owners' input.

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