John Null

Reporter, Host of Left of the Dial, Local Host of All Things Considered

John Null is a part-time reporter at WKMS. Beginning work at WKMS in the spring of 2013, he has since won a national Public Radio News Directors, Inc. and two Kentucky AP awards for his reporting. He lives in Murray. John also enjoys deductive reasoning, not owning animals and regaling friends with his Tracy Ross impression.

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Paducah Sun-Democrat, via Pogue Library collections

Scattered in the pages of the Paducah Sun-Democrat during the fall and winter of 1940, among accounts of the Nazis’ movements in the Balkans and FDR’s defeat of Wendell Willkie for an unprecedented third term as president, a murder mystery unfolded on the eastern bank of the Tennessee River.

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Paducah's Maiden Alley Cinema is ending the summer on a high note, with several acclaimed independent films programmed for the rest of July and August. In the next couple weeks, the nonprofit arthouse will feature Tickled, a documentary on the surprisingly seedy world of competitive tickling, as well as The Neon Demon, the latest offering from Nicolas Winding Refn – the director of Drive. John Null caught up with MAC's John Holt to discuss the coming attractions.

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U.S. Senator Rand Paul talked the need for reducing the country’s debt and the tense relationship between police and the public Wednesday during a series of town hall events in western Kentucky.

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Calloway County’s District Judge and County Attorney are partnering to offer a new probation program to people who are cited for not having car insurance.

Tennessee Republican Party, via Facebook

There are currently 13 candidates vying for the Republican nomination to succeed Tennessee’s 8th District U.S. Congressman Stephen Fincher, who has decided not to seek a fourth term. Those candidates will be in Paris this Friday evening for a forum sponsored by the Henry County Republican Party.

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Kentucky State Parks Commissioner Donnie Holland has named Michael Duffy as the new manager of Kenlake State Resort Park in Hardin.

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UPDATE: Friday 6 p.m.

Former Murray State sprinter Alexis Love didn't move on in the trials for this summer's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Friday, she finished 24th out of 28 competitors in the first round of the women's 200-meter dash trials.

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Murray State University alumna Alexis Love is in Eugene, Oregon this weekend trying to qualify for this summer’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

UPDATE: Love did not qualify for the next round of trials in the women's 100 meter dash. She finished 29th out of 33 competitors on Saturday. Love still has a chance to qualify for the Olympics, however, with the women's 200 meter dash trials beginning Friday, July 8.

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Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin joined Indiana Gov. Mike Pence in Henderson Thursday to sign a memorandum of understanding initiating the study and design of a new Ohio River bridge for Interstate 69, connecting Henderson to Evansville, Ind.

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Now that Mayfield residents have voted to allow alcohol sales within city limits, those interested in establishing a liquor store have to wait 60 days before they can apply for a license.

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