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
8:33 am
Tue January 29, 2013

KY Wildlife Officials Want Action on Asian Carp

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The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is considering ways to keep Asian carp from spreading in state waterways and they want anglers to go online to take a survey about their proposals.

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Morning Cram
9:11 am
Mon January 28, 2013

The Morning Cram [read it again edition]

Children’s book illustrators might not have gotten a lot of sleep over the weekend. Why? Maybe because they could be winning win one of the grand prizes of children's literature: the Randolph Caldecott Medal.

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Politics
9:05 am
Mon January 28, 2013

Stumbo Pushes for Redistricting

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Despite a request from Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear to put off redistricting until later this year, state House Speaker Greg Stumbo is moving forward with getting proposals on the divisive issue.

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Society
9:03 am
Mon January 28, 2013

Uninsured Care May Expand in Paducah

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Officials with the Saint Nicholas Family Free Clinic in Paducah are hoping to expand the scope of care they offer. 

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Business
7:52 am
Mon January 28, 2013

New Hospital Opens in Southern Illinois

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A new $237 million hospital in southern Illinois has officially opened.

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Government
7:50 am
Mon January 28, 2013

ILL Allows Immigrant Licenses

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Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed a measure yesterday Sunday making his state the fourth and most populous to permit illegal immigrants to drive.

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Arts
7:48 am
Mon January 28, 2013

KY Writers Hall of Fame Inducts First Members

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The Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame has inducted its first six members.

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Government
7:45 am
Mon January 28, 2013

Beshear Touts Tax Credit

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As tax season shifts into high gear, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear is urging low-wage-earning Kentuckians to take advantage of a federal tax credit.

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Government
7:43 am
Mon January 28, 2013

TN Prosecutors Push for Law Change

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Tennessee prosecutors are pushing for changes to the law that they say will aid the prosecution of serial child sexual abusers.

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Education
7:42 am
Mon January 28, 2013

WKCTC Investigation Wrapping Up

The West Kentucky Community & Technical College has resolved issues around inaccurately reported test scores that led to the facility returning funds to the state.

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