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
4:17 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Beshear Vetoes KCTCS Funding Restrictions

Credit kctcs.edu

  Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has used a line-item veto on the state’s budget bill in order to secure funding for capital projects at 16 campuses in the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.

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Education
3:11 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Murray High School Assistant Charged with Rape

A Murray High School assistant basketball coach and teacher’s assistant has been charged with five counts of rape in the third degree against an underage student.

Murray police arrested 30-year-old Kwen Trice on Friday.

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Government
4:17 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

How a Single Vote Saved Rep. John Arnold

Credit Jonathan Meador/Kentucky Public Radio

 A single dissenting vote cleared former state Rep. John Arnold of wrongdoing Tuesday as far as the Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission is concerned. But on official business days where only five members of the nine-member body show up, a single vote is all it takes.

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Politics
3:16 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

Former Ky. Secretary of State Grayson Resigns From Harvard; Eyes Move Home

Credit iop.harvard.edu

Former Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson is resigning from his position as director of Harvard University’s Institute of Politics.

Grayson said he hopes to come back to the commonwealth to explore “a couple opportunities” but doesn’t have plans to enter the 2015 race for governor.

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Education
1:38 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

College Crime Down in Tenn., But Sex Offenses Up

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Crime is down on Tennessee college campuses, according to a new report released by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

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Politics
1:11 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Video: Rand Paul Draws Connections between Cheney/Halliburton and Iraq War

Though Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is currently the front-runner to gain the Republican nomination for President in 2016, he might encounter even more resistance from traditional conservatives after a video surfaced in which he draws parallels between former Vice President Dick Cheney’s role at Halliburton and the Iraq War.

In the video – originally pointed out by Mother Jones magazine – Paul says the following while speaking at Western Kentucky University on April 7 2009, five years ago to the day:

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Government
4:03 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

As General Assembly Winds Down, Imes Looks to 2015 for Stalled Legislation

Credit kennyimes.com

As the 2014 Kentucky General Assembly draws to a close, some western Kentucky lawmakers will have to think about which pieces of stalled legislation they will bring to Frankfort again next year.

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Sports
4:36 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

MSU AD Allen Ward Talks Racers' Championship CIT Run

Listen to the full interview with MSU Athletic Director Allen Ward.

 Mercer University just gained national attention after stunning the Duke Blue Devils in the NCAA tournament. But just two years ago they won the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament.

The Murray State Racers are hoping for similar results as they host the Yale Bulldogs Thursday in the CIT championship. John Null spoke with MSU Athletic Director Allen Ward about the Racers' long postseason run.

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Education
2:42 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

MSU Lockdown Investigation: Person Wielding Gun in Non-Life Threatening Manner

UPDATE 2:40 p.m.: 

Further investigation into last night’s incident involving a supposed gunman on Murray Stateu University's campus seems to indicate the person was transferring the weapon to his car in " a non-threatening manner."

Whether the action was harmless or not, it could have been a violation of MSU’s weapons policy.

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Environment
12:22 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

(Updated) NWS: Rainfall Predictions Increased for Severe Weather Thursday

UPDATE: 12:37pm Thursday

The National Weather Service in Paducah has updated the amount rainfall expected to hit our area in the second round of storms this afternoon. 

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