Allison Crawford

Digital Producer

A proud native of Murray, Kentucky, Allison grew up roaming the forests of western Kentucky and visiting national parks across the country. She graduated in 2014 from Murray State University where she studied Environmental Sustainability, Television Production, and Spanish. She loves meeting new people, questioning everything, and dancing through the sun and the rain. She hopes to make a positive impact in this world several endeavors at a time.

Allison currently writes for WKMS from Lexington, Kentucky, where she is serving as an Americorps VISTA with the Kentucky Student Environmental Coalition. As a VISTA, she builds KSEC’s capacity to empower students on their campuses and in their communities. KSEC provides training and skill development opportunities to youth because young voices have a place in local, national, and international discussions of environmental issues. 

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Austin Peay State University expects to name Alisa White as its new president.

A university press release says the Tennessee Board of Regents will meet via telephone next week to consider White for the position.

Of the 438,672 registered voters within the WKMS listening range, only 110,670 cast ballots in Tuesday’s primary elections. Voter turnout in the area reached a total of 25.23 percent, nearly matching the statewide turnout of 26 percent.

Hatchett for Congress

Charles Hatchett has won his third consecutive Democratic primary in the race for Kentucky's 1st Congressional District. Hatchett defeated 25 year-old Murray State student and employee Wesley Bolin 55.23 percent to 44.77.  

Calloway County Sheriff

With 54 percent of the vote, Sam Steger defeated incumbent William Marcum Tuesday night in the Calloway County Sheriff's race. Marcum has served as Calloway’s 61st sheriff since 2007. Steger says it was a tough campaign, made harder by his friendship with Marcum.

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Construction crews at Austin Peay’s Governors Stadium are working to remediate a small sinkhole, complicating the replacement of the main stadium building. The Leaf-Chronicle reports that the sinkhole was three by five feet and no more than five feet deep when it was discovered nearly a month ago. Workers have expanded it to be forty feet wide by deep in search of stable bedrock.

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 The Paducah Riverfront Development Authority signed a Franchise Agreement with Hilton Worldwide to build a 121 room, seven story Hilton Garden Inn. The announcement comes months after PRDA Executive Director Steve Doolittle's initial estimate. The long planned hotel will connect to the Julian Carroll Convention Center by a bridge over the floodwall.

Farmer’s markets may see a delay in produce this season due to an extraordinarily cold winter. Meredith Hall, Agriculture Agent for Crittenden County, says planting is two weeks behind schedule and cold weather crops like lettuce, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts, may be late to market. 

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