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
1:50 pm
Tue July 7, 2015

Clemens Fine Arts Center Director Retiring

Credit Gail Robinson Butler / Facebook

A leader of Paducah’s art community is retiring. 

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Society
1:49 pm
Tue July 7, 2015

Grand Opening This Saturday for Martin, Tenn. Farmers' Market Pavilion

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City Officials in Martin, Tennessee are holding a grand opening this Saturday for the city’s new farmers’ market facility.

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Agriculture Business
1:23 pm
Tue June 16, 2015

256 Acres Approved for Hemp in West KY

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Kentucky farmers are planting more than 1,700 acres of hemp  as part of the second year of the state’s industrial hemp research program, with 256 of those acres in west Kentucky.

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Law Enforcement
11:23 am
Mon June 15, 2015

Hopkinsville Police Department Removes K-9 For Biting Child

Credit Hopkinsville Police Department, Facebook

The Hopkinsville Police Department has removed a K-9 from its force after it bit a child last month. 

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Crime
8:42 am
Wed June 10, 2015

Man Indicted for Murder Relating to McCracken Storage Unit Burglary

Jeffrey Conrad
Credit McCracken County Sheriff's Department

A special grand jury has indicted Jeffrey Conrad of Benton for a murder relating to a storage unit burglary in McCracken County. The 49-year-old Conrad is accused of shooting 30-year-old Garlon Cox of Benton.

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Government
3:34 pm
Tue June 9, 2015

TDOT Makes Progress on I-69, Future Funding Uncertain

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The Tennessee Department of Transportation says they will have a contract letting for construction on a portion of I-69 in northwest Tennessee will begin this year.

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Environment
2:22 pm
Tue June 2, 2015

First Tennessee River Tour Builds Momentum for Cleaning Waterways

Allison Crawford

This week marks the end of the environmental group Living Lands and Waters’ first tour down the Tennessee River to raise awareness of water pollution. The group’s touring barge is anchored at the Paducah Riverport through Thursday to wrap up its speaker series, give boat tours and host educational workshops. At the confluence of the Tennessee River and Ohio River, Living Lands and Waters conducted the last cleanup of its first tour down the Tennessee.


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Environment
4:01 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

[Update: Audio Added] 13-Year Cicadas Serenade Parts of Western Kentucky

Cicadas in Murray, KY
Credit Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Update: We've added Allison Crawford's conversation with University of Kentucky Entomologist Doug Johnson, which aired on Sounds Good May 28, 2015  

Cicada song is strong across the region this year as a brood of cicadas emerges after 13 years of sucking sap from tree roots.

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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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