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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Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

Federally-protected ospreys are slowing the demolition of the old Eggner’s Ferry Bridge over Kentucky Lake.

McCracken County Sheriff's Dept., via Facebook

McCracken County Sheriff Jon Hayden is asking the county government for more support. He says manpower shortages are “crippling” his office’s ability to serve county residents.

Dr. Bob Davies, Murray State University

Murray State University president Bob Davies is further illuminating proposed cutbacks. The school is faced with after a 4.5 percent state funding cut over the next two years that was approved by the Kentucky General Assembly.

Davies talks budget woes, university business and more on Sounds Good with Todd Hatton.

Energy Transfer

McCracken County emergency management officials are getting the word out about construction now underway on an existing natural gas pipeline that runs through far-western Kentucky.

Adam Elliott

While Democrat Sam Gaskins is running unopposed in the race to represent Kentucky's 1st Congressional District, Republican voters will choose between three candidates in the May 17 primary. Rep. Ed Whitfield, an 11-term incumbent, is retiring.

John Null spoke with those Republican candidates this week, including Hickman County Attorney Jason Batts. To hear the conversation with Whitfield's former field director, Mike Pape, click here. For former Kentucky agriculture commissioner James Comer's interview, click here.

Brandi Harless for Mayor, via Facebook

Paducah mayoral candidate Brandi Harless is hosting a telephone town hall Thursday evening.

Paducah voters are encouraged to call 270-495-2788 at 6:30 p.m. to ask Harless questions. The event is hosted by city commissioner Allan Rhodes, who has endorsed Harless for mayor.

Mike Pape for Congress, via Facebook

With 11-term U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield retiring, three Republican candidates are vying for their party's nomination to represent Kentucky's 1st Congressional District - including Whitfield's longtime field director, Mike Pape.

John Null spoke with Pape as part of a series of interviews with the Republican candidates ahead of the May 17 primary. Hickman County Attorney Jason Batts' interview will air Friday on WKMS. For James Comer's interview, click here. Democrat Sam Gaskins is running unopposed.

Foust's office

Former Circuit Court Judge Dennis Foust is the new superintendent of Marshall County’s Parks Department.

Comer for Congress, via Facebook

Three Republican candidates are raising a lot of money and trading barbs in the race to succeed retiring 1st District Congressman Ed Whitfield, while on the Democratic side, Sam Gaskins of Hopkinsville is running unopposed.

John Null spoke with the Republican candidates ahead of the May 17 primary, including former state agriculture commissioner and gubernatorial candidate James Comer. Interviews with Mike Pape and Jason Batts will air Thursday and Friday, respectively.

Hannu Viitanen, 123rf Stock Photo

The Tennessee Valley Authority and the Department of the Navy broke ground Friday on a project in western Tennessee that will eventually be the state’s largest solar facility.

The ceremony was held in conjunction with Earth Day. Construction won't begin in earnest until sometime next year at the Shelby County site, north of Memphis,  which will cover 400 acres with 580,000 solar panels.

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