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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The Paducah Police Department is looking to start the new year with new equipment.

The Paducah Board of Commissioners introduced an ordinance to fund consulting services for upgrades to the Paducah-McCracken County Emergency Communications Center.

McCracken County Judge/Executive Bob Leeper is working on a way for the county to get back nearly $144,000 dollars it overpaid previous county attorneys. 

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A Western Kentucky-based company is investing $1.3 million in opening a distillery in Muhlenberg County, creating 31 jobs.

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The Graves County Fiscal Court has tabled a proposed ordinance regulating hog farms. 

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Graves County voters decide  on January 26th whether to allow liquor sales.

County Clerk Barry Kennemore said his office verified 2,373 signatures from the Vote Graves County Wet petition, 152 more than the petition needed.

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UPDATE: Preliminary results of the autopsies show Marisol Hernandez and Bulmaro Arellano died as a result of gunshot wounds. 

It is believed both children succumbed to smoke inhalation but further testing is being conducted for verification. 


The latest Kentucky unemployment report shows the state’s jobless rate at the lowest it’s been in 14 years.

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is holding a public meeting tonight to discuss the results of its special inspection into uranium hexafluoride leak at the Honeywell Metropolis plant in August.

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The Paducah-McCracken County Convention Center Corporation is taking ownership of the city’s dome pavilion, assuming financial responsibility for the convention space.