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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The Kentucky Senate adopted a resolution Tuesday recognizing Hopkinsville as the “best place on Earth” to view next year’s total solar eclipse.

The resolution was introduced by 3rd District state Sen. Whitney Westerfield.

http://www.lrc.state.ky.us/

Update: The Kentucky Senate has passed House Bill 40, which allows for the expungement of some Class D felonies from criminal records. The bill now heads back to the House.

Marshall County Fiscal Court

Economic development officials in Marshall County are awaiting word on whether or not a project that could bring nearly 50 jobs to the county will be approved for state financial incentives.

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UPDATE: Marion residents have voted to keep their city dry after a special election Tuesday night.

Only 298 votes were cast against legalizing by-the-drink alcohol sales, but that was enough to best the 245 in favor.

Kentucky Wildcats, via Facebook

University of Kentucky men’s basketball coach John Calipari used Twitter Wednesday to announce that every eligible player on the Wildcats squad will submit their names for the NBA Draft.

Paducah Parks Services, via paducahky.gov

The city of Paducah has accepted a $68,095 grant toward building a walking trail at the future Fountain Avenue Health Park.

Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library, via hccpl.org

The Kentucky League of Women Voters’ Hopkinsville chapter is exploring the logistics of a new tax to support the Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library.

Mellow Mushroom Bowling Green, via Facebook

The Paducah Area Community Reuse Organization (PACRO) has offered an up to $664,000 loan to a Paducah couple who are developing a Mellow Mushroom pizza restaurant to anchor the city’s former Coke plant.

Kentucky High School Athletic Association, via Twitter

The Murray High School boys basketball team’s bid for a state championship has fallen short.

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A bill moving through the Kentucky General Assembly would establish a new board that would advise the state Energy and Environment Cabinet on water resources issues like drought preparedness.

House Bill 529 has already passed the Kentucky House and has received two readings in the Senate.

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