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
8:23 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.
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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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Business
12:57 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

Alcohol Vote Coming to McCracken County Precinct

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A petition to allow alcohol sales is going to the ballot in The McCracken County Maxon Precinct, near West Paducah.

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Education
2:44 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

HCC President Selbe Asking For New Assignment

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One week ago Hopkinsville Community College President Jim Selbe was reinstated after being placed on un-paid administrative leave for employee misconduct. Now Selbe is requesting to be reassigned to a new position within Kentucky Community and Technical College System.

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Business
4:18 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

GE-Hitachi May Be Interested In Operating Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant

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GE-Hitachi may be one of other possible companies vying to operate the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant if current operations at the plant cease. The United States Enrichment Corporation (USEC) employs around 1,000 workers and currently leases the 3,500 acre uranium enrichment operation. USEC’s operations are set to end in May.  

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Government
12:38 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

McCracken Fiscal Court Ordinance Upheld By KY Court of Appeals

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The Kentucky Court of Appeals has upheld a 2011 McCracken Fiscal Court ordinance that requires the Fiscal Court to examine the County Clerk's expenditures.

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Politics
1:01 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

Gooch Sponsors Power Entity Merger Bill

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Representative Jim Gooch of Providence is sponsoring a bill in Kentucky’s General Assembly that would force a merger of Kentucky's two power generation and distribution entities.

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Education
4:29 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

"Transfer Madness" Event Gives Two-Year Graduates Easy Access to Four-Year Institutions

Kentucky college students interested in transferring to a public or private four-year university have a chance at a one day all-in-one transfer initiative.

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Education
2:03 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

HCC Directors To Meet and Release Statement on Selbe's Status

Tomorrow, a week after Hopkinsville Community College President Jim Selbe announced a leave of absence, the HCC Board of Directors will meet in a closed session.  HCC issued a press release today announcing tomorrow's meeting and a subsequent press conference related to Selbe's future with the institution. Selbe has been on administrative leave since last week. HCC spokesperson Rena Young refused to discuss the meeting, citing personnel issues. Selbe was not available for comment.

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