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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Education
1:23 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

Speaker's Corner: Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian

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Listen to the full speech.

Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian spoke Monday at Murray State University's Curris Center ballroom. Ohanian's presentation, titled "Be Awesome Without Their Permission",  was co-sponsored by the Kentucky Innovation Network, the MSU Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business and the MSU Office of Regional Stewardship.

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Government
12:32 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

New Ky. Law Allows Nurse Practitioners to Prescribe Independently

Thanks to legislation that passed during this year's Kentucky General Assembly, advanced practice registered nurses will be able to prescribe non-narcotic medications to patients without a collaborative prescribing agreement with a doctor.

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Education
3:31 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Owensboro Daymar College Campus for Sale

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The Owensboro campus of Daymar College is for sale, but a Daymar representative says that its 100 students don’t have to worry about the school closing.

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Politics
11:39 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Some Western Ky. Political Races to Be Decided Next Month

With Kentucky primary elections less than a month away, some local races are entering the final stretch because they will be decided in May, not November.

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Government
2:49 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Hopkins Co. Sheriff Denies Threats after Cease and Desist Request

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Hopkins County Sheriff Frank Latham is denying he threatened Madisonville Police Department officers with indictments as alleged in a cease and desist request from the county attorney.

The Hopkins County Sheriff's Department and MPD were at loggerheads earlier this month over jurisdiction issues. 

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Transportation
1:02 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

KYTC: $68M Spent on Snow and Ice Removal This Winter

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  The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spent more than $68 million on snow and ice removal this winter, while more than doubling the salt usage of a typical winter.

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Government
1:43 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Ky. Road Plan Includes $368M for Jackson Purchase

UPDATED: 3:10 p.m.

The six-year Kentucky road plan that awaits Gov. Steve Beshear’s signature contains more than $368 million in funding for projects in the Jackson Purchase.

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Education
3:41 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Poll: 84% of Kentuckians Favor Tobacco-Free K-12 Campuses

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According to a poll released by a nonprofit health organization, a vast majority of Kentuckians favor tobacco-free school districts.

The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, partnering with Interact for Health, funded the poll which was conducted last fall. 

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Education
2:19 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

MSU Transfer Credit Could Be Available for Mid-Continent Students; AG Conway Pledges Support

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UPDATE: 3:10 p.m.

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway has pledged his support to students affected by the shutdown of Mid-Continent University.

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Government
7:50 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

McConnell: Hemp Seeds May Come from Ukraine as Planting Deadline Looms

Sen. Mitch McConnell speaks Tuesday at Murray State.
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Kentucky universities with permission to grow industrial hemp are hitting roadblocks to obtain seeds, as planting season nears an end.

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