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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Transportation
6:49 am
Wed January 28, 2015

Eggner's Ferry Bridge 1 Lane Thursday and Saturday

Credit transportation.ky.gov

The Eggner's Ferry Bridge is restricted to one lane Thursday and Saturday as construction on the new bridge continues.

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Government
10:21 am
Mon January 19, 2015

KSP Post 1 Receives 12 New Troopers

Row 1 (From Left to Right): Derral Redwine, Logan Burks, Eric Chrisman; Row 2: Cody Cecil, William Propes, Eric West, Ryan Eaton; Row 3: Paul Hale, Adam Jones, Johnson Gordon, Joseph Ponder, Paul Berhow
Credit Kentucky State Police

12 new troopers join the Kentucky State Police at Mayfield’s Post 1 this month.

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Society
7:20 am
Thu January 15, 2015

Madisonville Man Receives Martin Luther King Citizenship Award

Timothy Thomas
Credit Kentucky Commission on Human Rights

The Kentucky Martin Luther King Jr. Commission has named a Madisonville man the recipient of this year’s Martin Luther King Citizenship Award.

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Education
6:45 am
Thu January 15, 2015

UPDATE: School Closures and Delays

Credit Angela Hatton

UPDATED 8:30 a.m.

Snow and slick road conditions are closing schools this morning in the northeastern part our listening area. School delays and closings listed below. Here's an update from the National Weather Service: 

Light snow this morning whitened the ground in locations from Around Cape Girardeau Missouri across to Owensboro Kentucky. While Amounts were less than an inch...road and pavement surfaces in 

Some spots were whitened. Despite that...many locales received Only trace amounts.

More snow is possible through mid morning...with the best chance For another ground whitening to occur across southern Kentucky...from Mayfield toward Madisonville. Amounts again are anticipated to be around a half inch...but start of day temperatures around or just shy of the freezing mark may allow for some light coating on roadways or pavetops...particularly if left untreated.

Overall...this short-lived light snow event should have limited Impact for most area travelers. Still it is wise to make allowances For the snow and adjust your travel plans accordingly this morning.

The snow will move completely out of the area by late morning or early afternoon and enough melting will occur to significantly reduce any snowfall amounts by the afternoon and evening rush hour.

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Tourism
9:08 am
Wed January 14, 2015

Lake Barkley Tourism Commission Pushes Forward After Member Community Drops Out

Kuttawa Boat Ramp
Credit Lake Barkley Tourist Commission / Facebook

The Lake Barkley Tourism Commission will move forward in the face of large financial losses after the unexpected exit of one of its three member communities. The Kuttawa City Council voted 3 to 2 a resolution to leave the commission, which consisted of Kuttawa, Eddyville, and Lyon County.

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Business
6:43 am
Wed January 14, 2015

Paducah Economic Development Announces Search for Vice President

Credit Paducah Economic Development

Paducah Economic Development is accepting applicants to fill their new Vice President position. PED President and CEO Scott Darnell says the new VP will manage economic development initiatives.

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Government
5:06 pm
Mon January 12, 2015

House Speaker Stumbo Files Bill to Prohibit Brewery-Owned Distributorships

Credit David Shankbone - Wikimedia Commons

A debate over beer distribution has made its way to the Kentucky legislature. House Speaker Greg Stumbo has filed House Bill 168 to specify malt beverage licenses and prohibit brewery-owned distributorships.

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Government
8:26 am
Thu January 8, 2015

Hopkinsville's Whitney Westerfield May Run for Attorney General

Credit Facebook - Whitney H. Westerfield

Kentucky State Senator Whitney Westerfield,a Republican from Hopkinsville, might put his name in the currently unopposed race for Kentucky Attorney General. Westerfield said he doesn’t want current candidate Democrat Andy Beshear to be Kentucky’s only option.

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Government
2:51 pm
Fri January 2, 2015

2015 Marks 200 Years Since First Federal Disaster Declaration... and It Happened In Our Region

Credit Wikimedia Commons

2015 is the bicentennial of the Federal Government’s first disaster relief act, passed in the wake of the New Madrid Earthquakes of 1811 and 1812. The aid, however, came nearly three years after the magnitude 7 and above quakes occurred.

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Environment
2:29 pm
Thu January 1, 2015

Land Between the Lakes Auctioning Off Bison This Month

Credit wstera2 / Flickr (Creative Commons License)

A portion of Land Between the Lakes’ Bison are destined to leave the pastures of the elk and bison prairie this winter.

The Forest Service will hold a public auction in January to reduce the size of the bison herd by 38. Mostly calves and yearlings are slated for sale, along with a few bulls, cows, and heifers.

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