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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Government
8:39 am
Tue January 29, 2013

ILL Unemployment Applications Now Multi-lingual

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Illinois unemployment benefit applications are now available online in Spanish and Polish.

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Politics
8:36 am
Tue January 29, 2013

Ill Senate President Ready to Address Pensions

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Illinois Senate President John Cullerton says he wants to push forward with a pension overhaul as quickly as possible. 

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Society
8:35 am
Tue January 29, 2013

KY Child Fatality Review Panel Making Progress

A panel created to review child deaths and severe abuse or neglect cases in Kentucky says redacted files have hampered its ability to fully investigate them, but members say they have made some progress.

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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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