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.

Murray State Univ., www.murraystate.edu

Murray State University journalism professor Dr. Melony Shemberger is now on the board of directors for The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

Courtesy: Paul Schaumburg, Graves Co. Schools Public Relations

A malfunction in a vending machine sparked a small fire at Graves County Middle School early Tuesday morning.

Lukasz Stefanski 123rf Stock Photo

Updated 9:50

George Flinn conceded the 8th District US House primary race to George Kustoff, winning by just nearly 4 percent.

Republican Tim Wirgau also wins his primary with nearly 60 percent of the vote against James Poe for the State House District 75.

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Ebony Clark, WKMS

Police training, racial profiling and minority officers were among topics that emerged in a community forum on race relations Monday night at Good Shepherd Church in Hopkinsville.

Event flyer, via Concert Rally for Peace Facebook Event Page

A concert rally for peace and unity will be held in Paducah this weekend. Singers, poets and activists gather at the Noble Park Amphitheatre Sunday in the wake of recent racially motivated violence.

Delta Regional Authority, www.dra.gov

A clinic providing free treatment to local residents in need of health care is coming to the Jackson Purchase area next week. The U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Military’s reserve forces have partnered with the Delta Regional Authority for a ‘Bluegrass Medical Innovative Readiness Training,’ a clinic providing medical, dental and optical care to residents without insurance.

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.

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