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.


7:25 am
Wed April 15, 2015

Paducah Receives $400k Grant for New Park

Credit Lance Dennee

The Paducah City Commission has introduced an ordinance to accept a $400,000 grant from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky for the development of a new park near Fountain Avenue.

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2:13 pm
Tue April 14, 2015

Christian County Has One of the Highest Concentrations of Homeless Veterans, Helps Provide Housing

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  With one of the highest rates of homeless veterans in Kentucky, Christian County is working to make it easier for those vets to find housing. 

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12:40 pm
Mon April 13, 2015

Murray Ends Decades-Old City-County Agreement for Extrication Rescue Service

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Murray and Calloway County are ending an emergency response partnership related to rescuing people trapped in vehicles after an accident. The Murray City Council voted to end its countywide vehicle extrication services leaving Calloway County to take up the responsibility with volunteers. Emergency Management Services Director Bill Call said the resulting changes could have some positive effects.

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1:47 pm
Wed April 8, 2015

Marshall County Alcohol Sales Advocates Confident There Will Be a Vote

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With about 6 weeks before deadline, the Marshall County Kentucky Lake Convention and Visitor’s Bureau has around 60 percent of the signatures it needs to put alcohol sales to a vote.

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6:23 am
Tue April 7, 2015

Whitfield Isn't Ready to Endorse Rand Paul

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With Sen. Rand Paul set to announce his candidacy for presidency Tuesday, he hasn’t clinched at least one Kentucky Congressman’s vote.

Ed Whitfield says it would be exciting to see a presidential nominee from Kentucky but he pulls up short of endorsement.

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5:17 pm
Mon April 6, 2015

Congressman Whitfield Satisfied With Progress in LBL Logging Controversy

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Kentucky Congressman Ed Whitfield met with county and Forest Service officials today to discuss the ongoing logging controversy at Land Between the Lakes. Last Tuesday the Forest Service announced plans to temporarily halt timber harvest sales and to modify existing logging contracts in the area after 3 months of public opposition to the land management technique.

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4:49 pm
Mon April 6, 2015

MSU Sophomore Cam Payne Opts Out of College Basketball and In for the NBA

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Murray State point guard Cameron Payne will forego his junior and senior season to enter this year’s NBA draft. A teary eyed Payne  made the announcement today along with Racers coach Steve Prohm.

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8:43 am
Thu April 2, 2015

Southeast Missouri Feels M4.0 Earthquake


Missouri’s bootheel felt a magnitude 4.0 earthquake last night. The United States Geological Survey reported the initial shock hit around 10:51 PM about 2 miles south of Steele in the far southeast corner of the state. There have been no reports of damage.

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5:40 pm
Tue March 31, 2015

PSC Holds Public Meeting to Discuss Kentucky Utilities Proposed Rate Hike

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The Kentucky Public Service Commission is holding a public meeting to discuss Kentucky Utilities Company's proposed 9.6 percent rate increase that would raise a customer’s average monthly bill by $11 dollars.

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5:28 pm
Tue March 31, 2015

LBL Officials to Alter Logging Plans in Response to Public Outcry


After months of public outcry and a meeting with officials in Washington D.C. about logging at Land Between the Lakes, the Forest Service at LBL is altering its logging plans.

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