John Null

Reporter

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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Environment
4:46 pm
Thu February 19, 2015

NWS: More Precipitation, Possible Flooding on the Way

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National Weather Service meteorologists say a very active and rapidly changing weather pattern will be with us over the next few days, with more wintry precipitation followed by possible flooding.

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Environment
12:20 pm
Thu February 19, 2015

$1.5 Million Grant Awarded for Owensboro Transient Dock Project

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Citing a need for docking locations on the Ohio River between Louisville and Paducah, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has awarded the city of Owensboro a $1.5 million grant toward the building of a new 500-foot dock for traveling boaters.

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Government
12:02 pm
Wed February 18, 2015

Marshall Co. Fiscal Court Approves Anti-Right-to-Work Resolution

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In response to a handful of Kentucky counties passing right-to-work ordinances, Marshall County has become the first in the commonwealth to approve an anti-right-to-work resolution.

The measure was drafted by Kentucky AFL-CIO president William Londrigan and Marshall County union member Howard “Bubba” Dawes and approved unanimously Tuesday by the Marshall County Fiscal Court.

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Government
8:39 am
Tue February 17, 2015

Beshear Declares State of Emergency in Kentucky Due to Winter Weather

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Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has declared a state of emergency in the commonwealth in response to this week's snowfall and low temperatures.

The declaration is intended to allow local officials immediate access to state resources to assist in public safety and recovery efforts.

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Government
6:26 am
Tue February 17, 2015

NWS: Freezing Temps Will Prevent Snow Melt, Roads Still Hazardous

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  Update Tuesday, 11;54 a.m.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokesman Keith Todd says crews are getting to work on the region’s snow-packed roadways Tuesday morning after an overnight pause. Todd says unnecessary travel is still being discouraged, however.

“The main issue you’re going to see for travel today is, even though some of the main routes are getting fairly clear, we still have a lot of snow plowed up at intersections,” Todd said.

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Crime
6:17 am
Tue February 17, 2015

Snow Plow Shot in Southern Illinois

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Four people were arrested Monday following the shooting of an Illinois Department of Transportation snow plow.

The truck was plowing Interstate 24 in Massac County when the driver reported being shot at by an SUV with tinted windows. No one was injured, but the bullets shattered the vent windows on the truck.

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Sports
6:29 am
Mon February 16, 2015

Racers Take OVC Regular Season Title with 21st Consecutive Win

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The Murray State University men’s basketball team clinched their 24th regular season Ohio Valley Conference championship over the weekend.

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Sports
8:47 am
Fri February 13, 2015

Murray State Basketball Takes 20th Straight Win

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 The Murray State men's basketball team took its 20th straight win last night at the CFSB Center, beating Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville 78 to 46.

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Politics
2:27 pm
Thu February 12, 2015

Paul Positions for Presidential Campaign with Kentucky Caucus Request

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U.S. Senator Rand Paul is asking Kentucky Republican leaders to change the party’s state primary to an early caucus. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports this would enable Paul to run for both the Republican nomination for president and a second term in the Senate next year.

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Sports
11:13 am
Thu February 12, 2015

Racers Will Try for 2nd 20-Game Winning Streak in Program History Tonight

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The Murray State men’s basketball team will go for their 20th win in a row Thursday night at the CFSB Center against SIU-Edwardsville.

The Racers (21-4, 11-0 OVC) haven’t lost in two and a half months. That’s good enough for the second longest active winning streak in the nation, behind the undefeated Kentucky Wildcats.

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