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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Environment
12:23 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

KY Fish and Wildlife Seeks To Curb Invasive Carp Population In Tournament

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A March fishing tournament is set to curb the  growing population of the invasive Asian carp in the region.

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Government
2:48 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

Fort Campbell Cutting Medical Services

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Fort Campbell's hospital will be cutting a popular medication service and reducing hours at its pharmacy as it prepares for looming military budget cuts.

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Business
2:44 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

KY Legislators Want Big Rivers And Smeltors To Find Middle Ground

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A legislative panel has postponed its vote on a bill that would allow two aluminum smelters in western Kentucky to purchase electricity on the open market.

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Environment
12:45 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

Sorghum Making Comeback to Rivers Region

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When most people think of sorghum they think of sorghum molasses, a contemporary of modern day maple syrup. But recent breakthroughs are changing sorghum’s role as a pancake sweetener.

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Government
5:37 pm
Sat February 9, 2013

KY Lawmakers Meet With Public to Discuss Pension Problems

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Lawmakers and citizens met this weekend in Murray State’s Wrather Auditorium to discuss Kentucky’s ongoing pension crises. Cameron Smith of the Alabama Policy Institute gave a presentation explaining Kentucky’s current pension problems while lawmakers answered questions. Smith said it’s important for the state to keep its promises.

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Environment
4:00 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

Sorghum Making Comeback to Rivers Region

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When most people think of sorghum they think of sorghum molasses, a contemporary of modern day maple syrup. But recent breakthroughs are changing sorghum’s role as a pancake sweetener.

Calloway County Farmer Trip Furches leans forward in his office chair as he explains why last year was the first time he planted energy sorghum and sweet sorghum.

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Business
3:41 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

PACRO Releases Funds For Region's Economy

Paducah Area Community Reuse Organization, or PACRO, is moving to release funds to support several job creating initiatives in the Purchase Region.

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Business
12:05 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

VMV Paducahbilt Expanding Operations

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear announced today VMV Paducahbilt plans to expand operations in Paducah, creating 25 full-time jobs and investing more than $900,000.

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Morning Cram
8:35 am
Fri February 1, 2013

The Morning Cram [all aboard! edition]

The largest railroad terminal in the world opened its doors 100 years ago. Grand Central Terminal in New York City no longer serves long-distance trains, but is still a vibrant part of the city's image.

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Politics
8:19 am
Fri February 1, 2013

TN Republicans Seek to Block State Medicaid Expansion

Tennessee Senate Republicans are proposing legislation that seeks to prevent expansion of the state Medicaid program under provisions of President Barack Obama's health care law.

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