John Walker

News Reporter

John Walker is native of Jessamine County, Kentucky and a recent graduate of Murray State University's Journalism program. His roots are in far eastern Kentucky, but he was raised in Kentucky's famous Bluegrass region. Now he resides in far western Kentucky just as a way to experience all that is the Commonwealth. His initial plan was to pursue a newspaper career, but he quickly found a calling to radio. His interests include anthropology, folklore, politics and the environment. He loves to listen to Old Time and Mountain music as well as Traditional Celtic and Jazz. If you need to find him he is probably taking a nap in Murray State's quad or taking a stroll through the arboretum.

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Environment
4:46 am
Mon February 10, 2014

School Closings & Delays Monday, Feb. 10

Below is a list of closings, delays and cancelations for Monday, February 10.

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Education
8:02 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Murray Teacher Honored At Capitol Today

Debra Burgess of Murray is being honored today  in Frankfort as she is inducted into the Governor Louie B. Nunn Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame.

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Education
7:53 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Trigg County, Owensboro Independent Named Districts Of Innovation

Credit Kentucky Department of Education

At its February meeting, the Kentucky Board of Education approved Trigg County and Owensboro Schools as Districts of Innovation.

The status relieves districts of certain administrative regulations and statutory provisions as well as the ability to waive local board policy in an effort to improve student learning and educational performance.

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Morning Cram
7:18 am
Tue February 4, 2014

The Morning Cram [who i am is where i am edition]

From NPR: Why do states have strong concentrations of liberals and conservatives? Why isn't there more mixing? New research explores the answer to these questions.

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Arts
6:23 am
Tue February 4, 2014

Mazzone To Join Kentucky Arts Council

Darlene Mazzone, President of Mazzone Communications, has been appointed by Governor Steve Beshear to the Kentucky Arts Council.

Mazzone is the executive editor and publisher of the bi-monthly PADUCAH LIFE Magazine and the annual Wedding Book.

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Morning Cram
7:51 am
Mon February 3, 2014

The Morning Cram [up late edition]

From NPR: From the early 1920s to 1940, the Cotton Club was the showplace for African-American performers in New York. Now the Harlem landmark and the artists who made it great — Lena Horne, Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Bessie Smith and the Nicholas Brothers are just a few of them — are being celebrated in called After Midnight.

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Morning Cram
7:29 am
Fri January 31, 2014

The Morning Cram [what’s in the water? edition]

Credit Matthew Bowden, Wikimedia Commons

From NPR: State officials in West Virginia say they can no longer detect any of the industrial chemical that spilled recently, called MCHM, in most areas. They say based on federal guidelines, the water is safe for people to drink and use; including most pregnant women. But other public health specialists say they don't trust those assurances.

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Morning Cram
7:42 am
Thu January 30, 2014

The Morning Cram [we did start the fire edition]

From NPR: North Dakota's oil boom isn't just about oil; a lot of natural gas is being produced, too. But there's a problem with that: The state doesn't have the pipelines needed to transport all of that gas to market. There's also no place to store it. In many cases, drillers are simply burning it.

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Morning Cram
7:27 am
Wed January 29, 2014

The Morning Cram [plain jane edition]

From NPR: A remarkable transformation is underway in western North Dakota, where an oil boom is changing the state's fortunes and leaving once-sleepy towns bursting at the seams. In a series of stories, NPR is exploring the economic, social and environmental demands of this modern-day gold rush.

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Business
7:05 am
Wed January 29, 2014

Conway Takes Action Against UPG

Attorney General Jack Conway filed a complaint in Franklin Circuit Court yesterday against United Propane Gas in Paducah for alleged violations of the Kentucky Consumer Protection Act. 

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