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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Government
8:08 am
Wed March 6, 2013

ILL Gov. Quinn Touts Budget Plan

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Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is expected to call today for additional cuts and scrutiny of money that's automatically sent to local governments, public transportation and other programs as he presents his proposed budget.

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Politics
8:07 am
Wed March 6, 2013

Hemp Legislation Vote Expected Today

The House Agriculture and Small Business Committee is expected to vote today on a proposal that could open the door to industrial hemp farming in Kentucky.

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Morning Cram
8:32 am
Tue March 5, 2013

The Morning Cram [it's just a piece of paper edition]

From NPR: Dale Stephens says many students would be better off ditching college and finding alternate ways to complete their educations. His new book, Hacking Your Education, explores that idea. "When you think about education as an investment, you have to think about what the return is going to be," he says.

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Society
8:22 am
Tue March 5, 2013

National Geographic Designates KY Bourbon Trail

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National Geographic has designated the Kentucky Bourbon Trail as one of its top 10 "Best Spring Trips." The Kentucky tourism attraction is showcased along with excursions and festivals in New Zealand, India, the Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, South Africa and Argentina.

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Government
8:20 am
Tue March 5, 2013

Fort Campbell Gets New General

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Fort Campbell will welcome a new general to the post this morning.  Brigadier General Mark Stammer will serve as the base’s acting senior commander while the 101st Airborne Division’s headquarters unit is deployed to Afghanistan.

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Politics
8:18 am
Tue March 5, 2013

ILL Governor Quinn To Lay Out Budget Plan

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Illinois Governor Pat Quinn says the state budget he'll present this week will be hard and difficult because of Illinois' massive pension debt.

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Government
8:16 am
Tue March 5, 2013

TN Hunting And Fishing Licenses Require Renewal

Tennessee's new 2013-14 hunting and fishing licenses are now on sale.  Licenses can be purchased at any Tennessee Wildlife Resources office or agent as well as online.

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2013 Kentucky General Assembly
8:14 am
Tue March 5, 2013

KY House Passes Supreme Court Public Financing Bill

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The Kentucky House passed a perennial proposal yesterday to create a system of public financing for Supreme Court races. Democratic state Representative Jim Wayne says the legislation would ensure that the Commonwealth's top court isn't influenced by private campaign donors. The measure now goes to the Senate where it faces dim prospects.

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Morning Cram
9:02 am
Mon March 4, 2013

The Morning Cram [this could change everything edition]

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From NPR: Scientists believe a little girl from Mississippi born with HIV has been cured of the infection. She's the first child and only the second person in the world known to have been cured since the virus touched off a global pandemic nearly 32 years ago.

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Sports
8:54 am
Mon March 4, 2013

Graves County Wins Region One Tournament, Moves To Sweet Sixteen

The Graves County Eagles beat the Calloway County Lakers 63 to 50 in the Association’s Region One Boys’ Basketball Championship yesterday The Eagles are now set to play Ohio County in the Sweet Sixteen Basketball Tournament on March 6 in Lexington’s Rupp Arena at 6:30 p.m.

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