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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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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Society
8:23 am
Mon March 4, 2013

Health And Government Officials Address Infant Mortality

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Health care professionals and government officials from across Kentucky are trying to address the large number of babies in the state that die in their first year of life.

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Business
8:21 am
Mon March 4, 2013

Beshear To Make Economic Development Announcement In Fulton

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear will be in Fulton at 2 this afternoon to make an economic development announcement. Although it isn’t known what the announcement will be about, there is speculation of a candle factory bringing jobs to the community.

Business
9:00 am
Sun March 3, 2013

VMV Paducahbilt Is Alive And Growing

Bob Pedersen stands next to one of VMV's unifinished locomotives.
John Paul Henry

VMV Paducahbilt, a subsidiary of National Railway Equipment, is one of the oldest locomotive factories in America and one of the largest suppliers of locomotives in the world. Built in 1925 by the Illinois Central Railroad, this factory hasn’t shut its doors in 85 years. The facility, located off Kentucky Avenue, is a testament to how big rail is alive and growing.

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