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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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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UPDATE: 7:00 p.m.

Mayfield residents voted Tuesday to allow alcohol sales within city limits. The "yes" votes numbered 1,356, while 968 city voters cast "no" votes, according to Graves County Clerk Barry Kennemore. That's a 58-42 percent margin.

The referendum generated a 37.5 percent voter turnout among Mayfield's nearly 6,200 registered voters.

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The University of Tennessee's Board of Trustees has approved tuition increases for the coming fiscal year that the school says are the lowest in 30 years.

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Kentucky Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt testified on Thursday before the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce, discussing the commonwealth’s implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act.

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Paducah's Maiden Alley Cinema is featuring a pair of music-related movies over the next two weekends: Once writer-director John Carney’s 1985-set Sing Street and Don Cheadle’s directorial debut Miles Ahead, in which he stars as the late jazz trumpeter, Miles Davis. John Null caught up with MAC's film programming director John Holt to discuss the coming attractions.

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A year after Kentucky Sports Radio’s Matt Jones made waves essentially roasting politicians onstage at Graves County’s Fancy Farm Picnic, the event’s leaders have chosen a speaker with conservative credentials as the next master of ceremonies.

Jim Gray for U.S. Senate

Kentucky U.S. Senate candidate Jim Gray will be in Murray this week for the Purchase Area Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner.

Terry McIntosh for Congress, via Facebook

A write-in candidate is joining the race for Kentucky’s 1st District Congressional seat, held by retiring Congressman Ed Whitfield.

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Pharmaceutical company AmerisourceBergen is closing its distribution center in Paducah, affecting around 90 employees.

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A new study shows that Calloway County has the highest life expectancy among western Kentucky counties and one of the highest overall in the state.

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