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 from Murray State in 2014 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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Politics
11:37 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Paducah High School Proposes Senatorial Debate

Credit Paducah Public Schools

A Paducah high school has joined the list of venues proposing to host a senatorial debate between Republican incumbent Mitch McConnell and Democratic candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes. 

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Culture
4:33 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Replica Pioneer Village to Neighbor Fort Massac

A non-profit group is moving ahead with plans to construct a replica 19th century pioneer village on recently acquired land near Fort Massac State Park. 

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Business
4:24 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Bad Luck: Murray Business Loses Office After Collapse, Then Fire Threatens New Office

Credit Troy Taylor

First it was a collapsed office, now it is a fire next door, Pierce Keller and Associates is facing destruction again. Julie Keller and her husband had purchased and were in the process of renovating 504 Maple Street when adjacent buildings on Murray’s square caught fire overnight Tuesday.

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Education
11:29 am
Wed July 23, 2014

KSBIT Bills Hit School Districts for Hundreds of Thousands

Credit http://www.ksbit.org/

Kentucky School districts are starting to receive bills for the failed Kentucky School Boards Insurance Trust, or KSBIT. The insurance trust shut down June 30, 2013, with a $60 million deficit in its worker’s compensation and property and liability pools.

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Politics
3:59 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Murray State and Centre Propose Senate Debates

Credit Kentucky Secretary of State/U.S. Senate

Murray State and Centre College have added their names to a list of hopeful Kentucky U.S. Senate Debate hosts.

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Business
3:32 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Jennie Stuart Medical Center to Eliminate Jobs

Credit http://www.jsmc.org/

Hopkinsville’s Jennie Stuart Medical Center will eliminate 70 job positions through an accelerated retirement program and layoffs.

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Business
3:34 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

TeleTech Brings Hundreds of Jobs to West Kentucky

Credit http://www.teletech.com/

Customer service agency TeleTech is adding 300 employees at its new center in Paducah and an additional 300 to its Hopkinsville location, bringing total employment between the two locations to 1,000.  

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Education
4:09 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Graves Co. Superintendent Responds to Plaintiff Comments on Cuba Elementary

Credit Paul Schaumburg

As a court case continues to prevent the Graves County board of education from closing and selling Cuba Elementary the county's superintendent Kim Harrison is responding to comments from supporters of the suit printed in a July 10th edition of Paducah Sun.

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Environment
5:19 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Building Health Into Decision-Making: Shawnee Fossil Plant Study in Final Phase

Credit Facebook

The Kentucky Environmental Foundation is awaiting final review before releasing their Health Impact Assessment for western Kentucky’s Shawnee Fossil Plant.

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Society
5:31 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Western Kentucky Loses Civil Rights Trailblazer

Wardelle G. Harvey
Credit New Greater Love Missionary Baptist Church

Paducah has lost a formative civil rights activist and its first black City Commissioner. Reverend Wardelle G. Harvey died the Tuesday evening at the age of 88. 

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