John Null

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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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Politics
9:20 pm
Sat August 3, 2013

Comer Teases Potential Run for Governor at Fancy Farm

Credit KY Department of Agriculture

Kentucky won’t elect its next governor for more than two years. But Republican Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer all but declared his candidacy at Saturday’s Fancy Farm Picnic, stopping just short of an official announcement.

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Politics
8:15 pm
Sat August 3, 2013

2014 US Senate Race Headlines 133rd Fancy Farm Picnic

John Paul Henry

The 133rd Fancy Farm Picnic was held this weekend in Graves County. Up until just a few weeks ago, many would have expected an off-year for the political event. But with high profile entrances into the 2014 U.S. Senate race,  it can perhaps be said now there are no “off-years” at Fancy Farm.

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Politics
5:05 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Comer Keeps Mum on Plans, Touts Sales of Ky. Milk

After the successful passage of his Industrial Hemp Bill this year, Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer is staying tight-lipped about his plans for the next legislative session, but Comer says rural economic development efforts need to be refocused around agriculture.

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Transportation
4:26 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Marion Airport Receives Federal Grant

Credit jksae.com

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

Credit hopkinscountysheriff.com

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

Credit Chicago Press Release Services

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

Credit Facebook

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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