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
4:26 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Marion Airport Receives Federal Grant

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The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded a $499,959 federal grant to the Marion-Crittenden County Airport to help construct a 10-unit hangar.

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Missing Persons
5:12 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Madisonville Human Remains Identified

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The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office has identified the human remains found in a small creek behind a residential area in Madisonville as 42-year-old Rodney Brent “Bo” Hale.

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Government
4:12 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Pentagon Likely to Cut Furlough Days

More than 3,000 civilian employees at Fort Campbell might not be taking as big a financial hit as originally thought, as Pentagon leaders scrimp to find up to $900 million in savings.

Defense officials tell the Associated Press that department civilians will likely face up to five fewer unpaid furlough days than originally planned.

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Education
4:01 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Hopkinsville Community College Targets November for New President Interviews

Hopkinsville Community College interim President Patrick Lake says the search for the institution's next president will begin in earnest next month, with a national campaign advertising the position. Kentucky Community and Technical College System President Michael McCall and others will then look at the pool of applicants and bring three-to-five finalists to Hopkinsville in November. 

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Politics
4:09 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

Simon Set to Make Political Announcement Wednesday

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Illinois Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon is announcing her political plans in a series of news conferences around the state.

In a Facebook post, the Carbondale Democrat says she'll release "very exciting news" about her campaign on Wednesday. She hasn't said what position she might seek, but has touted her background as a former county prosecutor and law professor.

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Politics
3:18 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

Marksberry Sues Kentucky Democratic Party, Alleges Favoritism

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Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is the presumptive favorite to win next May’s Democratic primary for U.S. Senate, but like Republican Senator Mitch McConnell, it seems she will face more than a token primary challenge.

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Education
2:53 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Murray State Makes List of Top Employers

Murray State University is one of three Kentucky institutions cited as a top place to work by an industry publication.

The rankings listed on the Chronicle of Higher Education's website also include Frontier Nursing University in Leslie County and Somerset Community College.

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Politics
4:25 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Bevin Brings Campaign Rollout to Paducah: Fighting Early Attack Ads

U.S. Senate candidate Matt Bevin speaks to a room of about 20 attendees with his family by his side on Thursday, July 25, 2013 at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, KY.
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Hear the full interview with Matt Bevin

U.S. Senate candidate Matt Bevin brought day two of his campaign announcement tour to the National Quilt Museum in Paducah Thursday.

The Louisville businessman was born in Colorado and raised in New Hampshire. Bevin is hoping to unseat U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in next May’s Republican primary.

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Education
3:48 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

SIU President to Retire Next Year

Southern Illinois University President Glenn Poshard says he will forego the final year of his contract and retire at the end of the upcoming school year.

Poshard informed the SIU Board of Trustees of his decision Thursday morning.

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Transportation
4:39 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Tennessee River Bridge at Ledbetter to Open Next Week

The new U.S. 60 Tennessee River Bridge at Ledbetter may be ready for two-lane traffic by the middle of next week.

The four-lane bridge was originally scheduled to open one year from now. Highway officials say the contracting team devised a way to get the bridge partially opened to aid commuters and commerce in Livingston and McCracken counties.

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