Ebony Clark

Student Reporter

Ebony Clark is a student at Murray State University majoring in computer science. She was born in Brownsville, Tennessee. Ebony has served as a reporter for 4-H congress in Nashville, TN where she spoke with several state leaders and congressmen. Ebony enjoys writing poetry and spoken word and competed in Tennessee's Poetry Out Loud competition hosted by the arts council in Nashville,TN.

Ebony is inspired by her mother, Sharon Clark, who is a Lead Digital Innovator for PBS and a member of the Board of Directors at WLJT.

Ebony enjoys taking pictures at the lake with her mother, coding, and researching new topics.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Update: We've added the full conversation with Dr. Renae Duncan about this program, which aired on Sounds Good.  

Murray State University is the first academic institution in Kentucky to become a Peace Corps Prep partner school. The program is a field of study designed to help students develop competencies that the volunteer service organization looks for in applicants.

Pennyroyal Area Museum, via Facebook

The Kentucky Oral History Commission awarded a more than $3,500 grant to a project to convey life in Hopkinsville before desegregation.

Tim McCabe, http://photogallery.nrcs.usda.gov

Tennessee is receiving federal grant funding to support wetland enhancement for two separate projects. Projects include easements to improve water quality, expand habitat for federally protected species, reduce soil erosion, and additional outdoor recreation opportunities.

Hopkinsville Fire Department

A historic building in downtown Hopkinsville that caught fire Wednesday night has been called a total loss. The Pete Postell Building, located on East Sixth Street was one of the oldest buildings in Hopkinsville and was named after its original owner, Peter Postell, a former slave.

www.grandriversdragonboat.com/

Dragon Boats line the shores of Kentucky Lake next week in an effort to raise funds for a local food charity.

Noel Neill, Lore Sjoberg, Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 2.0)

The first actress to play Superman's love interest on screen has died at the age of 95.

Ebony Clark

As technology advances, new pathways open in the artistic world. Digital animation gives artists and producers the power to take their audience on a virtual experience. 3D printing is being used to create prosthetics and human skin. Murray State University recently hosted its annual Summer Art Workshop, this year joining an initiative to convert ‘STEM’ - Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics - to ‘STEAM,’ incorporating Art. 56 high school students from seven states participated in this week-long camp.

Brent Norsworthy, Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business, Murray State University

Murray State University’s Department of Accounting has been recognized as one of the top accounting departments by the Social Science Research Network. According to the network, the department ranks 34th among the top 400 accounting departments worldwide.

belchonock, 123rf Stock Photo

Mental health advocates presented Kentucky lawmakers with hours of testimony Wednesday about why the commonwealth needs a law allowing judges to order some people to get treatment.

ag.ky.gov

Recently appointed co-chair of the National Substance Abuse Committee and Commonwealth Attorney General Andy Beshear is focused on providing Kentucky with funding and resources needed to treat opioid and other drug abuse.

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