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
2:06 pm
Tue March 3, 2015

Paducah's Recycling Center Closing Ahead of Schedule

Credit http://paducahky.gov/paducah/recycling

The Greater Paducah Sustainability Project Recycle Now center is closing three months ahead of their original June 30th closing date due to lack of funds and a drop in the recycling market.

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Government
2:45 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

Ballard and Marshall Counties Declared Work Ready Communities In-Progress

Credit Kentucky Workforce Investment Board

Two western Kentucky counties have been designated Work Ready Communities In-Progress.  Governor Steve Beshear announced today that community, business, education, workforce, and economic development leaders from each county are developing their workforce by meeting education, skill, and digital literacy benchmarks. 

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Sports
2:14 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

Murray State Men's Basketball Earns Top 25 Spot

Credit MSU Racer Athletics

The Murray State men’s basketball team has been ranked 25th in the nation by the Associated Press after notching their 24th consecutive win over the weekend.

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Society
2:31 pm
Tue February 24, 2015

Hopkinsville Loses Community Leader

Credit Marilyn A. "Momma" Hays / Facebook

Hopkinsville philanthropist and business owner Marilyn “Momma” Hays died over the weekend. She was 85 years old. 

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Education
12:30 pm
Mon February 23, 2015

Todd County Schools Continue Lessons During Snow Days

Credit Todd County Schools / Facebook

Though Todd County schools remain closed until Wednesday, students are still getting in their daily lessons. Their district was one of 13 the Kentucky Department of Education approved last fall to count up to 10 non-traditional instruction days so they don’t have to make up snow days later on.  

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Environment
12:20 pm
Thu February 19, 2015

$1.5 Million Grant Awarded for Owensboro Transient Dock Project

Credit Facebook

Citing a need for docking locations on the Ohio River between Louisville and Paducah, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has awarded the city of Owensboro a $1.5 million grant toward the building of a new 500-foot dock for traveling boaters.

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Transportation
7:19 am
Wed February 18, 2015

Wednesday Road Report

Credit transportation.ky.gov

Yesterday’s sun helped melt some of the near record snow Kentucky experienced earlier in the week, but this morning saw another 1 to 2 inches of the white powder across the region. 

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Government
3:13 pm
Tue February 17, 2015

Surplus Military Vehicles Used for Emergency Response in Madisonville

Madisonville Police Department fueling its surplus military vehicles.
Credit James Madison (Madisonville Police Department) / Facebook

Snow induced emergency response needs have the Madisonville Police Department gassing up its fleet of surplus military equipment. Chief Wade Williams said the department has 4 unarmored utility hummers to be used in adverse conditions like these. He said both police and emergency responders are using the vehicles for residential calls.

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Business
1:28 pm
Mon February 16, 2015

TVA Officials Prepared for High Energy Demand

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With temperatures forecast to dip below zero degrees Wednesday night, Tennessee Valley Authority officials are making sure they have enough power on reserve to meet peak demands.

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Sports
8:47 am
Fri February 13, 2015

Murray State Basketball Takes 20th Straight Win

Credit MSU Racer Athletics

 The Murray State men's basketball team took its 20th straight win last night at the CFSB Center, beating Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville 78 to 46.

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