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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Education
7:55 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Play Turns Scientific at Robotics Tournament

Kids commanding their team's robot through the obstacle course.
Credit Allison Crawford

On average, every person on earth owns 86 Lego bricks according the Lego Company. And that number could grow with Christmas around the corner and kids looking forward to toy stuffed stockings. But the plastic bricks and Lego robotic systems are more than just toys. Play and science collided in the educational world of Lego tournaments last weekend at Paducah’s West Kentucky Community and Technical College.

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Environment
3:47 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

LBL Officials Address Concern About Scenery Management Plan

Credit LBL Forest Service

Land Between the Lake’s officials are addressing some confusion about their draft Scenery Management Plan which has raised concern among those who disagree with Forest Service management of the National Recreation Area. 

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Government
3:20 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Kentucky Withdraws Tourism Incentives for Ark Encounter

Credit arkencounter.com

Kentucky has withdrawn its offer of tax incentives for a Christian theme park in Northern Kentucky. The decision comes after the Christian non-profit Answers In Genesis, which controls Ark Encounter, refused to provide written assurance to the cabinet that the park would not discriminate in hiring decisions based on religion.

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Scam
4:40 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

WKRECC Warns Members of Payment Phone Scam

Credit wkrecc.com

West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation is warning its members of a payment scam that surfaced today.

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Business
4:24 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

Airgas Announces Liquid Hydrogen Plant for Calvert City

Credit airgas.com

A national gas supplier plans to build a liquid hydrogen plant in Calvert City.

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Government
12:02 am
Tue December 9, 2014

Murray Residents Voice Comments on Updates to the Human Rights Ordinance

Credit Allison Crawford

Murray City residents voiced their comments on a new Human Rights Ordinance draft that would protect people of all gender identities and sexual orientations  at last night's Town Hall meeting.

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Government
2:45 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

Marshall County Sheriff Overspends $107k On Salaries, But Pays For Them With Fees

Credit http://marshallcounty.ky.gov/

A Kentucky state audit found Marshall County Sheriff Kevin Byars overspent a budget limitation by more than $107,000 for 2013.

The county fiscal court each year sets the limit on how much the sheriff can spend on deputies’ and assistants’ salaries, but the sheriff can submit an audit to increase that limit.

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Law Enforcement
3:18 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

ISP Holding Information Regarding Mounds Shooting Death

Credit http://www.isp.state.il.us/ / Illinois State Police

The Illinois State Police are withholding information regarding a November 26th shooting involving two juvenile males that killed one and injured another in Mounds. The ISP released a press notice of the incident six days after the shooting occurred. 

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Politics
3:19 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

East Kentucky Democrat Enters Race for State Treasurer

Rep. Rick Nelson
Credit Rick Nelson

A State Representative from East Kentucky is the first Democrat to enter the race for state Treasurer.  

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Business
1:27 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

Hopkinsville Manufacturer Announces $25m Expansion

Credit City of Hopkinsville

A Hopkinsville auto-parts manufacturer plans to add 200 new jobs with a $25 million expansion.

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