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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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.

Society
8:51 am
Mon March 4, 2013

ILL Town Places Memorial For Tornado Victims

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Harrisburg, Illinois has another memorial in place dedicated to the eight people killed by a tornado that ripped though the community a year ago.

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Sports
8:46 am
Mon March 4, 2013

Racers Fall To SEMOU 84 to 68

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The Murray State men’s basketball team ended their regular season with an 84 to 68 loss to Southeast Missouri State Saturday at the CFSB Center.  They’ll head into this week’s OVC tournament as the number 2 seed with a 10 and 6 record in the conference.  Their 1st playoff game is scheduled for this Wednesday in Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium.

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Politics
8:44 am
Mon March 4, 2013

TN Legislature Passes Guns-in-parking-lots Bill

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Before a Tennessee House vote to give final approval to a contentious firearms bill last week, Speaker Beth Harwell implored her Republican colleagues to ignore demands from what she termed fringe groups to make major changes to the measure.

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Government
8:40 am
Mon March 4, 2013

KY Lawmakers Review Redistricting

Kentucky House lawmakers are set to review their redistricting bill in committee. House State Government Committee Chairmen Brent Yonts says a redistricting bill will be unveiled after the House's 2 p.m. session today.

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Government
8:32 am
Mon March 4, 2013

Calloway County Prepares For Tornado Drill

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Calloway County officials will conduct this year’s statewide tornado safety drill tomorrow morning at 9:07.

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Government
8:30 am
Mon March 4, 2013

Ft. Campbell Opens Renovated Women’s Clinic

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Army medical officials are set to open a renovated women’s health clinic today at Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital. 

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Politics
8:26 am
Mon March 4, 2013

TN Legislation Targets Meningitis

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Legislation requiring incoming students at Tennessee public higher education institutions to show proof of immunization against meningitis is expected to be on the Senate floor today.

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