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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Society
2:39 pm
Mon May 25, 2015

Murray-Calloway Pool Opens, Still in Need of Repair

Credit Murray Calloway County Parks and Recreation / Facebook

The Murray-Calloway County Pool opened for the summer this weekend even though it is still in need of significant repairs. 

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Government
2:29 pm
Mon May 25, 2015

Kentucky National Guard Begins New Partnership with Djibouti

Credit Kentucky National Guard photo by Sgt. David Bolton, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Office

The Kentucky National Guard is beginning a new partnership with Djibouti to support defense security cooperation goals. The National Guard State Partnership Program works to develop military and civilian relationships with a variety of state partners. Spokesman Lt. Col. Kirk Hilbrecht said this could include training and assistance with things like security, emergency management and building schools.

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Health
1:04 pm
Mon May 18, 2015

Heroin OD Reversal Drug Soon Available Without Prescription

Credit M / Flickr (Creative Commons License)

A drug that can reverse the effects of heroin and other opioid overdoses is now available without a prescription in Kentucky. 

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Society
1:17 pm
Wed May 13, 2015

Kentucky Sees Big Change in the Number of People Who Drink Alcohol

Credit Toni Blay, Flickr Commons

Kentucky has seen the highest percent change in alcohol use compared to any other state, according to a report from Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington .

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Government
9:29 am
Wed May 13, 2015

New Renovation Ideas Prompt Paducah Commissioners to Seek Another City Hall Renovation Estimate

Credit City of Paducah

Paducah City Commissioners are considering a different approach to renovating their deteriorating City Hall.

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Society
10:46 am
Mon May 11, 2015

Marshall County Alcohol Sales Supporters Close to Vote

Credit Steve Snodgrass / wikimedia commons

Marshall County alcohol sales petitioners are close to reaching the required number of signatures for a local option election this summer. 

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Business
10:40 am
Mon May 11, 2015

Discovery Park of America Welcomes 400,000 Visitors

Brian Dawson, Trace Turner, and Mariah Turner of Union City.
Credit Discovery Park of America

A year and a half after opening, more than 400,000 people have visited the Discovery Park of America. 

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Society
7:10 am
Fri May 8, 2015

Boil Water Order in East Calloway County

Credit GRAN, Wikimedia Commons

Residents of eastern Calloway County near Pottertown are under a boil water order due to a water main break off Highway 280. Those living between McDougal Road and Cedar Lane Hills subdivision are under the order for at least 24 hours. Water district officials are still working to fix the break.

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Environment
4:00 pm
Tue May 5, 2015

Archaeological Dig Yields Artifacts Near New Lake Barkley Bridge

Rob Canning

University of Kentucky archaeologists are finishing their dig at a prehistoric Native American campsite on the edge of Lake Barkley in Canton. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet found the site during land analysis for a new bridge.

Lead Archaeologist Mickey Loughlin said this site ranks high in importance on a 1-10 scale.

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Government
8:47 am
Thu April 30, 2015

City Rejects Bids for Olivet Church Road Project

Credit City of Paducah

Paducah city officials have hit a snag in funding the long-awaited expansion of Olivet Church Road. City commissioners rejected two bids for the project because they were too expensive.

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