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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Government
12:23 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

Henry County to See Third County Trustee of 2014... Then a Fourth

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Henry County, Tenn. will see its third county trustee of the year take office next week.

The move comes after interim trustee Leisa Wimberley announced her plans to leave after losing the Democratic primary for the post earlier this month. She will be taking a job with the Paris Housing Authority. 

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Government
2:14 pm
Mon May 26, 2014

Beef Recall Includes GFS Marketplace Groceries in Ky., Tenn.

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Some regional markets are included in the United States Department of Agriculture's list of stores that might have received ground beef shipments contaminated with E. coli.

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Society
12:42 pm
Mon May 26, 2014

Rand Paul to Perform More Eye Surgeries in Paducah

Paul performs a cataract surgery in Paducah in May 2012.
Credit facebook

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul will be ​in Paducah Tuesday performing pro bono cataract surgeries.

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Government
8:50 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Murray City Council Passes $42.2M Budget for FY 2015

The Murray City Council has passed its fiscal year 2015 budget, including a $250,000 capital project to finance the construction of a new fire station on the north end of town.

The action came at Thursday night’s meeting after the ordinance to adopt the budget’s second reading.

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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

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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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