John Null

Reporter

John Null, a native of Benton, KY, is a senior at Murray State University and newswriting intern at WKMS. He is majoring in journalism and minoring in film studies. John's goal is to become a magazine columnist, film critic or screenwriter. Neither a borrower nor a lender-be, John enjoys deductive reasoning, not owning animals and regaling friends with his Tracy Ross impression.

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Transportation
3:04 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

"Superload" Moves Through Western Ky.

Credit Keith Todd, KYTC

This morning several agencies worked to assist an oversized load heading through western Kentucky as it maneuvered around a work zone near Calvert City.

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Jobs
2:52 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

City of Hopkinsville Approves $100K for TeleTech Call Center Employee Training

As the TeleTech call center in Hopkinsville prepares to expand its services, the Hopkinsville City Council has approved a $100,000 grant to train its expanding pool of employees.

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Society
4:22 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Carbondale Police Find Body of Missing SIU Student

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The Carbondale Police have found the the body of the Southern Illinois University student missing since last Wednesday. 

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Government
7:02 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Murray Nets $946K in 2013 Alcohol Revenue, DUIs Increase 25 Percent

After a little more than a year of packaged alcohol sales in Murray, the city has netted almost a million dollars in tax revenue, but has seen a bump in DUIs.

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Business
5:00 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

UPG Resumes Deliveries of Pre-Paid Propane

Credit Flickr Commons-George Thomas

Paducah-based United Propane Gas resumed deliveries to its pre-paid residential customers Thursday morning, after a shortage brought on by freezing temperatures, increased propane exports and other factors.

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Business
4:47 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

New Hazel Antique Mall Set to Open Friday

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A new 12,000-square-foot antique mall will open its doors Friday in Hazel, Ky. The opening is good news for the small town - which Mayor Kerry Vasseur calls "an antique Mecca" - because of multiple closures in recent years.

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Education
2:45 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

Changes for Reidland Middle School to Be Discussed at Thursday MCPS Meeting

The McCracken County Public Schools Board of Education will meet Thursday night to discuss and vote on changes to the district facilities plan. Superintendent Nancy Waldrop will recommend moving Reidland Middle School students into the newer portion of the currently vacant Reidland High School for the 2014-2015 school year.

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Society
4:54 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Paducah Woman's Dog Wins Award at Westminster

Swede William
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John Null talks with Patience Renzulli about her award-winning dog, Swede William.

  A Paducah woman is currently celebrating an award from the Westminster Kennel Club in New York.

Author and dog trainer Patience Renzulli attended the world’s most famous dog show, where her 7-year-old whippet Swede William took home the Best of Opposite Sex award in his breed – essentially a runner-up placement. That was the end of the line for the whippet, though, as only the Best of Breed winner moves on in the competition.

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Business
12:19 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Purchase Area Development District Receives $500K in SBA Microloan Funding

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The Purchase Area Development District has received $500,000 from the U.S. Small Business Administration to assist new or expanding businesses in seeking an SBA microloan.

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Government
4:35 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Ky. Statewide Audit Finds Cyber Security Weaknesses at Gov't Agencies

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A statewide audit released Thursday has found some Kentucky agencies aren't adequately protecting sensitive data.

The report from Kentucky Auditor Adam Edelen’s office identifies the Treasury, Department of Revenue, and Finance and Administration Cabinet as having cyber security deficiencies - but no breaches.

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