John Null

Reporter

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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Sports
4:00 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Lady Marshals Go for 1,000th Win Tuesday Night

The Marshall County High School girls’ basketball team is looking for its 1,000th victory in program history Tuesday night in a game against Murray High School.

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Environment
4:56 pm
Wed August 13, 2014

Hurdle Cleared in Marshall County River Port Development

Despite concerns over impacting the habitats of endangered bats and mussels, work will go ahead on renovating a Marshall County river port.

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Government
4:10 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

Murray Parks Nickel Tax Gets Required Signatures for November Ballot

Credit Murray Calloway County Parks and Recreation / Facebook

Murray-Calloway County Parks director Tab Brockman says he turned in more than 3,500 signatures Tuesday to the Calloway County Clerk’s Office, easily exceeding the required amount (3,039) to get a new park tax measure on November’s ballot.

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Politics
3:12 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

New PPP Poll Shows McConnell Ahead of Grimes

Credit Kentucky Secretary of State/U.S. Senate

Polls for the 2014 Kentucky U.S. Senate race between Sen. Mitch McConnell and Alison Lundergan Grimes remain tight, but the five-term incumbent might be edging slightly ahead according to a top pollster.

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Society
2:52 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

Longtime Barbecue on the River Team Pulls Out of This Year's Event

At least one veteran team has dropped out of this year's Barbecue on the River in Paducah.

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Politics
4:34 pm
Mon August 11, 2014

Update: Newberry Opts Out of McCracken Judge Executive Race

Credit Lance Dennee

UPDATE: The Paducah Sun is reporting incumbent McCracken County Judge Executive Van Newberry has decided not to run for re-election. Newberry recently changed his party to Independent and had until 4:00 this afternoon to file his paperwork to seek a third term.  Yesterday, retiring district 2 State Senator Bob Leeper filed his paperwork to seek the Judge Executive post. 

In a statement printed in the Sun Newberry said: 

I am proud of my hard work and accomplishments over the last eight years.... I applaud anyone who is willing to step up and take on the task of the county judge-executive. It is not an easy job! If you do this job right, 50-60 hour weeks are much more common than 40 hour weeks. This job requires a huge commitment and will take time away from your family and friends. So, I wish the best of luck to whoever is in this position on January 1, 2015.

Newberry, who is facing felony charges related to changes to a zoning map, said he will be acquitted of those charges when he goes to trial.

ORIGINAL STORY: Outgoing 2nd District state Sen. Bob Leeper has officially filed to run for McCracken County Judge-Executive this fall.

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Environment
1:35 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

'Right to Farm' Narrowly Approved in Missouri; Could Kentucky Be Next?

Credit kyagr.com

Missouri voters have narrowly passed an amendment to the state’s constitution instituting a so-called "right to farm" and the chair of the Kentucky House Standing Committee on Agriculture and Small Business says a similar action could be coming in the commonwealth.

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Transportation
2:13 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

Dorena-Hickman Ferry Closed for Repairs

Credit dorena-hickmanferryboat.com

The Dorena-Hickman Ferry is closed for maintenance until further notice.

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Politics
3:46 pm
Sun August 3, 2014

Is the Negative Tone of Fancy Farm Political Speaking Appropriate for a Church Fundraiser?

Fr. Darrell Venters conducts mass Friday at Fancy Farm.

The much-anticipated 134th Fancy Farm Picnic has come and gone, setting an attendance record in the process, according to organizers. But while the caustic stump speeches get national media attention, many forget its original purpose: raising funds for St. Jerome Catholic Church.

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Society
1:01 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

$700K in Additional Funding Approved for Trigg County Hospital Expansion

Credit iStockPhoto

The Trigg County Hospital Corporation Board has approved an additional 10 percent funding request to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development program for its hospital expansion project.

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