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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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans asphalt paving along the northbound lanes of the Breathitt-Pennyrile Parkway in Christian County Tuesday.

Kentucky State Police Post 1 is investigating a single vehicle collision that claimed the life of a Ballard County resident.

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A package of legislation aimed at ending a two-year Illinois budget standoff is back to the House.

National Weather Service Paducah

The National Weather Service in Paducah is predicting heavy rain for west Kentucky today and tomorrow. Thunderstorms are possible with increasing rain chances later today and tonight.

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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.

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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). 

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