Gary Pitts

Record Temperatures in Paducah

Jul 2, 2012

Sunday marked the 4th consecutive day of record-setting triple digit highs in Paducah. The 105 degree mark easily topped the July 1st record of 100 degrees set in 1941.

The city of Paducah has received over $60,000 dollars from an insurance claim on the embezzlement of more the $230,000 dollars from its convention and expo centers. 

Peter Fletcher is a renowned classical guitarist. He's performed at many of the great classical music venues throughout the US, including numerous sold-out performances at Carnegie Hall. And, he'll be performing at Carnegie Hall again this April. He's a graduate of the Eastman School of Music, and has performed with and taken master classes with some of the great guitarists of our time. He performed this week at the Calloway County Public Library. You can listen to a full conversation with Fletcher, including a couple of in studio performances, above.

NPR reports a new law in Chicago may mean you won't go to jail for "just a little" pot.

NPR reports the FBI has identified around 100 Muslim extremists in the US military

Former Montgomery County Coach Faces Sex Charges

Jun 26, 2012

A former Montgomery Central High School football coach and teacher faces sexual battery charges following his arrest yesterday. 

NPR reports we have evolved to eat meat, but we might be going overboard with some dishes. 

Traffic will be restricted to one lane this week on the US 51/60/62 Ohio River Bridge between Wickliffe, Kentucky, and Cairo, Illinois. 

Murray-Calloway Committee Supports Higher 68/80 Speed Limit

Jun 25, 2012

The Murray-Calloway County Chamber of Commerce Advocacy Committee is moving ahead with plans to support possible legislation increasing the speed limit on US 68/KY 80 to 65 mph.

Only a few Olympians have walked the halls of Murray State University in its nearly 90 year history. The rifle team has seen a handful. MSU’s shooting range is named for Pat Spurgin who won Gold in the 1984 Olympics, heading up a team of four Racer’s who competed that year. They were followed 20 years later by Morgan Hicks who also competed in the rifle competition. But outside of shooting, there has only been one other MSU Olympic athlete. Heather Samuel went to Murray State from 1991 to 1994, running and jumping for the track team. She set numerous OVC records, and she competed in the 2000 Olympics. Now, two decades after Samuel attended Murray State, another runner hopes to follow in her footsteps. Alexis Love is competing in the Olympic Trials this week in Eugene, Oregon. Gary Pitts has this peek into the training routine of MSU’s Olympic hopeful.