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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Business
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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Society
5:28 pm
Tue March 31, 2015

LBL Officials to Alter Logging Plans in Response to Public Outcry

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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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Society
5:20 pm
Mon March 30, 2015

Kentucky Career Center Offers Employment Workshops After Hospital Closes

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The Kentucky Career Center is offering two employment workshops to help the more than 60 people laid off from the recently closed Parkway Regional Hospital.

 

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Transportation
6:23 am
Fri March 27, 2015

I-24 Eastbound Lanes Blocked by Semi Crash

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Interstate 24 eastbound lanes are blocked due to a semi crash at mile marker 13. Some other vehicles hit a large piece of equipment the truck was carrying. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokesman Keith Todd said the incident requires special recovery efforts that could take 4 to 6 hours. Eastbound I-24 traffic is being detoured off at Exit 11.

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Government
4:27 pm
Tue March 24, 2015

County Officials Take LBL Controversy to Washington

Credit Wade White

County officials critical of land management in Land Between the Lakes are meeting with federal officials in Washington to get the forest service to temporarily halt logging.

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Society
1:47 pm
Mon March 23, 2015

Supporters of Marshall County Alcohol Sales Petitioning to Vote

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Marshall County citizens who, once again, want to put alcohol sales to a vote are collecting a steady stream of petition signatures.

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Business
1:34 pm
Mon March 23, 2015

Paducah Main Street Regains National Accreditation

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Paducah Main Street has regained its national accreditation following a downgrade last year.

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Society
8:22 am
Fri March 20, 2015

Lake Barkley Bridge One Lane This Morning

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is restricting the US 68/KY 80 Lake Barkley Bridge at Canon in Trigg County to one lane this morning. The restriction is to allow the contractor to access the top of the bridge to continue maintenance and inspection work from earlier in the week. The bridge will be restricted to one lane for about 2 hours beginning at 9:30 AM. Delays should be no more than 5 minutes.

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Society
6:27 am
Thu March 19, 2015

KSP Searching for Graves County Juveniles

Kanessha Willie
Credit Kentucky State Police

Update 3/19: 

Gabrielle Gowen was located this morning and is safe.  

The investigation continues by Trooper Johnson Gordon.

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Government
7:39 am
Wed March 18, 2015

Paducah Chooses Top Sites and Seeks Design Proposals for New City Hall

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The Paducah City Commission has voted to develop a request for proposals for architectural and engineering services to design a new City Hall.  

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