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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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.

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

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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.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

Federally-protected ospreys are slowing the demolition of the old Eggner’s Ferry Bridge over Kentucky Lake.

McCracken County Sheriff's Dept., via Facebook

McCracken County Sheriff Jon Hayden is asking the county government for more support. He says manpower shortages are “crippling” his office’s ability to serve county residents.

Dr. Bob Davies, Murray State University

Murray State University president Bob Davies is further illuminating proposed cutbacks. The school is faced with after a 4.5 percent state funding cut over the next two years that was approved by the Kentucky General Assembly.

Davies talks budget woes, university business and more on Sounds Good with Todd Hatton.

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