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
12:51 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Grimes Faces Political Dilemma in Response to McConnell's Debate Challenge

Credit Kentucky Secretary of State/U.S. Senate

Just two days into general election season, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes is facing a political dilemma regarding a proposed series of Lincoln-Douglas debates with Republican incumbent Sen. Mitch McConnell.

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Government
12:26 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Former Secretary of State Grayson Named President of N. Ky. Chamber of Commerce

Credit iop.harvard.edu

Former Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson is the next  president of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.

Grayson resigned as secretary of state in early 2011 before taking a position as director of Harvard University’s Institute of Politics. He resigned from that position in April.

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Government
3:52 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

At a Glance: Primary Election Winners' Future Salaries

Depending on what their day jobs are, the victorious candidates from Tuesday’s primary election - and November's general election - might be in for a bit of a raise in their newly-elected positions.

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Politics
10:17 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Carroll Grabs Republican Nomination for 2nd District Senate Seat

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Easter Seals West Kentucky president Danny Carroll is the Republican nominee for the 2nd District state Senate seat being vacated by Bob Leeper.

Carroll defeated David Hoffman in Tuesday’s primary election, by a 55-45 percent margin.

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Government
1:02 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

Settlement Possible in Newberry Zoning Case

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As a court date looms for McCracken County Judge Executive Van Newberry regarding allegations of zoning misconduct, Commonwealth's Attorney G.L. Ovey says there is potential for a settlement.

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Government
4:29 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

Policy Institute: Kentucky's 80K Obamacare Enrollees Acquired at More Than $3K Each

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A public policy analyst says Kentucky spent thousands in taxpayer dollars to acquire each enrollee on the commonwealth's health insurance marketplace.

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Politics
2:23 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Embattled Bevin Closes Campaign with Bus Tour

Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Matt Bevin will end his primary campaign to unseat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell with a six-day, 26-county bus tour.

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Politics
1:14 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

Would-Be Whitfield Challengers Set for KET Forum Tonight

Wesley Bolin and Charles Hatchett

Two Democrats vying for their party's nomination to run against 1st District U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield in November face off in a live forum on KET Monday night.

Wesley Bolin, a 25-year-old Murray State University student and employee, and perennial candidate Charles Hatchett of Benton are seeking the nomination.

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Politics
2:40 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

On the Road: Alison Lundergan Grimes on Bus Tour to Stir Support in West Ky.

Alison Lundergan Grimes at Tom's Grille.
Credit John Null

Kentucky Secretary of State and U.S. Senate hopeful Alison Lundergan Grimes brought her ten-day, 50-county bus tour to western Kentucky Friday, where she hopes to energize the historically Democratic region into voting that way in November.

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Government
5:05 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

Ky. Ethics Panel Member to Resign after Arnold Controversy

Vernie McGaha plans to resign from the LEC.
Credit lrc.ky.gov

As the Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission prepares to meet Wednesday to further discuss the allegations of sexual harassment against former state Rep. John Arnold, one member of the commission has announced his intention to resign.

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