Eddie Sheridan

Morning Producer

Eddie Sheridan comes to WKMS after spending nearly 10 years in non-profit radio.  He holds an undergraduate degree in English/Professional Writing and is currently attending Murray State University to obtain a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health/Counseling.  He has worked in print journalism as a reporter for the Murray Ledger & Times newspaper and has performed freelance writing for publications such as The Lane Report magazine in Lexington.

Eddie enjoys playing bass and acoustic guitar, writing, and bicycling.  He and his wife, Laura, are kept plenty busy by their six children, two dogs, a cat, and two chickens.

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One person is dead following a house fire early Sunday morning in Lyon County.

The National Weather Service In Paducah

  4:15: The National Weather Service in Paducah has lifted a severe thunderstorm watch for the Kentucky counties of Ballard, Carlisle, Hickman, Fulton, Graves and McCracken. And the Illinois counties of Pulaski, Johnson, Massac, Pope, Hardin, and Williamson.

The watch is still in effect for other west Kentucky and southern Illinois counties. The risk of severe thunderstorms should diminish quickly after sunset. Marginal hail and gusty winds may still be possible across parts of the Kentucky Pennyrile and Southwest Indiana until shortly after dark.

Fulton County Sheriff's Office

Third Afternoon Update:

The National Weather Service Paducah confirms two tornadoes struck Fulton County Thursday night. In a series of Tweets, NWS said the first tornado was an EF1 that traveled 8 miles north of Hickman to five miles southeast of Hickman with peak winds of 110 mph. The second tornado was an EF2 east of Hickman that traveled to the Tennessee border. This tornado peaked at 125 mph.

U.S. Army Fort Campbell Facebook

The 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade/2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, will host a Welcome Home Ceremony Saturday, November 5, at 10 a.m. for approximately 250 Soldiers returning from 9-month deployments to Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel.

Kentucky Office of the Secretary of State

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced Wednesday that registered voters who are unable to go to the polls on Election Day, Nov. 8, due to a medical emergency may now cast absentee ballots in the general election.

"Every eligible Kentuckian should have an equal opportunity to cast their ballot, including those who cannot physically go to the polls on Election Day," said Grimes. "That's why absentee ballots for voters with medical emergencies are an important part of the election process."

Murray State University Public Relations

Dr. Bellarmine Ezumah is a recipient of the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship, part of the Scholar Exchanges Division of the Institute of International Education (IIE). 

TVA.gov

The Tennessee Valley Authority says it is promoting two executives following the announced retirement of its chief operating officer.

Joe Grimes has been named executive vice president in charge of generation and chief nuclear officer, while Mike Skaggs has been named executive vice president of operations. The changes are effective Oct. 3.

TVA Chief Operating Officer Chip Pardee plans to retire at the end of the year. Grimes has led the nuclear unit since joining TVA in 2013. Skaggs has spent 22 years at TVA.

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The Kentucky Department of Public Health reports it has confirmed that the flu virus is circulating in parts of the state.  

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District reopened navigation traffic Wednesday morning at Ohio River Locks and Dam 52 at Brookport, Illinois, after workers successfully raised the dam.

According a news release, the locks at 52 were closed after the dam lost three wickets when their base connections failed and attempts to raise remaining wickets were unsuccessful because of river and dam conditions. The Corps had announced it could take up to seven days to reopen the river to commercial traffic.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Officials at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area are looking for volunteers on National Public Lands Day to help clean up trails. 

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