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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Business
5:46 am
Wed September 18, 2013

TN Guide To Provide Assistance To New Investors

The Securities Division with the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance is sharing a new resource for investors. It's making available a guide for individuals new to investing called, "Cutting through the confusion: Where to turn for help with your investment." Commerce and Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak points out that investing can be a complicated process and that it's important for a person not comfortable handling his or her own investments to get help from a financial services professional.

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Morning Cram
8:30 am
Tue September 17, 2013

The Morning Cram [no more farmer john edition]

From NPR: Farmers say they need to produce food as efficiently as possible in order to feed the world. It's high-tech agriculture's claim to the moral high ground in the debate over how best to grow food. But is it true?

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Government
8:11 am
Tue September 17, 2013

KY May Take Financial Hit On Fuel Lab Equipment

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  Kentucky could take a shellacking in an online auction to sell some $3 million worth of equipment from the Department of Agriculture's now-defunct fuel testing lab. Bids on laboratory and office equipment were coming in yesterday far below original purchase prices. 

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Politics
8:04 am
Tue September 17, 2013

Quinn Says He Respects Daley's Move To Quit Race

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  Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says he respects William Daley's decision not to challenge him for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination. The governor said a divisive primary would have only helped Republicans, "who want to take the state backward."

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Environment
8:03 am
Tue September 17, 2013

AFL-CIO Pushes For Waiver For Illinois Plants

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  The AFL-CIO wants Illinois' pollution control board to waive pollution controls at coal-fired plants being sold by Ameren Corporation. The labor coalition is making its position known hours before the Board meets in Springfield today.

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Morning Cram
9:21 am
Mon September 16, 2013

The Morning Cram [who’s fatherland? edition]

  From NPR: As many as 5,000 Syrian refugees are moving to Germany this month, but they aren't receiving the warmest welcome in a country where a growing number of Germans are unhappy about the steady stream of asylum seekers. Fanning the flames are extremists, who want Germany to close its doors to refugees.

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Politics
9:11 am
Mon September 16, 2013

Gov. Haslam Visits West TN In Tour

Credit Facebook

  Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has a series of public events scheduled for West Tennessee. The governor starts out the week with a grant announcement at the Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology in Memphis this afternoon. Haslam travels to Washington tomorrow for an education and workforce summit hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. 

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Health
8:51 am
Mon September 16, 2013

Health Summit Meets In Bowling Green

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  Leaders in business, health care and government are assembling in Bowling Green for a summit designed to improve health information technology. The annual e-Health summit begins tomorrow at the Sloan Convention Center. 

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Morning Cram
9:17 am
Fri September 13, 2013

The Morning Cram [a fighting chance edition]

From NPR: Lessons in optimism from very ill children inspire pediatric oncologist Jim Olson in his hunt for better treatments for brain tumors. If a boy too sick to get out of bed can still find a way to have a snowball fight with his older brother, then Olson figures he can find ways to improve brain surgery.

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Richie Farmer
8:53 am
Fri September 13, 2013

Farmer Scheduled In Court Today For Plea Deal

Credit Ed Reinke / AP

  Richie Farmer is scheduled to appear in court to finalize a plea deal that could send him to prison for about two years. Farmer, who served two terms as state agriculture commissioner, is expected to enter guilty pleas in federal and state court on government corruption charges today. Farmer was accused of using Department of Agriculture employees to work on his Frankfort home, including building a basketball court in his backyard.

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