Allison Crawford

News Reporter

A proud native of Murray, Kentucky, Allison grew up roaming the forests of west Kentucky and visiting national parks across the country. She graduated in 2014 from Murray State University 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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Lower Town Arts and Music Festival, Facebook

A founder and co-director of Paducah’s Lower Town Arts and Music Festival is stepping back from his position. 

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Custom Resins is doubling the size of its Henderson plant and creating 40 new jobs. Governor Matt Bevin announced today the company is investing up to $12 million dollars to build a 100,000 square foot addition.

City of Hopkinsville Local Government / Facebook

The Hopkinsville City Council is working to protect renters from retaliation if they report a problem with their landlord’s property. At its meeting yesterday, the council passed the first reading of an ordinance adding a section to the basic property maintenance code.


A man has been charged in the shooting of two Ballard County girls.

Employees at the former ConAgra Plant in Princeton will keep their jobs under new ownership.

Jackson Purchase counties may see some extra money in their budgets next fiscal year. Each county could see around $100,000 dollars, according to Purchase Regional Industrial Park Board Chair Mark Manning.

Ferrells Snappy Service / Facebook

The owner of an iconic western Kentucky diner has died. Cecil Ferrell passed at 1:00 a.m. Monday morning at the age of 96.

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Despite Governor Matt Bevin’s plans for wide ranging cuts to the state budget, expansion may be on the horizon for U.S. Highway 641 South in Calloway County. 

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Mayfield alcohol sales supporters are continuing their petition for a city vote on packaged liquor sales following yesterday’s vote rejecting county-wide sales. 

U.S. Department of Energy

Contractors at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant have kicked off a new demolition phase, clearing the first of 12 facilities to be removed in coming months.