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.

Ways to Connect

John Null/WKMS

Rotary International president-elect John Germ was in Murray Thursday for the ribbon-cutting of a new amphitheater pavilion funded by the organization’s local chapter.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Murray State University president Bob Davies is providing further details of cutbacks at the school in response to state funding cuts and decreased enrollment.

Comer for Congress, via Facebook

Former state agriculture commissioner James Comer has emerged as the Republican party’s nominee for Kentucky’s 1st Congressional District - a seat held by retiring Congressman Ed Whitfield for more than 20 years.

Lance Dennee/WKMS

Kentuckians are casting their votes Tuesday in the commonwealth’s primary election, with state Democrats finally getting their say in the presidential contest between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

Both candidates have made western Kentucky appearances in the last couple days and Calloway County Democratic Party chair David Ramey says the race is much tighter here than he thought it would be six months ago.

goracers.com

Murray State University will no longer sponsor its men’s tennis program, as part of the school’s response to state budget cuts.

John Null/WKMS

In a specially-called meeting, the Murray State University Board of Regents on Friday approved a 4.5 percent tuition and mandatory fee increase, in reaction state funding cuts.

Bernie Sanders, via Facebook

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will hold a rally this Sunday in Paducah.

Lafarge

Cement manufacturer Lafarge has announced they are no longer expanding operations at their plant in Massac County, Illinois.

The plan had been to add a third kiln at the Joppa Cement Plant which would have created around 50 new jobs.

Jim Gray for U.S. Senate

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray will be in Murray Friday ahead of next Tuesday’s Democratic primary for Kentucky’s U.S. Senate seat currently held by Rand Paul.

Murray State University

A Murray State alumnus has gifted a dozen of his paintings to the university for display on campus.

Pages