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
7:42 am
Tue January 22, 2013

KY Changes Organ Donor Option

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Kentuckians who want to become organ donors can have their wishes known with a special symbol on their licenses or ID cards that also adds their name to the Kentucky Organ Donor Registry.

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Morning Cram
8:59 am
Mon January 21, 2013

The Morning Cram [inaugural fashion edition]

When Detroit based designer Luke Song made Aretha Frankin's 2009 inaugural hat he had no idea he'd be making thousands more.

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Politics
7:05 am
Mon January 21, 2013

Gun Rights Activists Hold Rally In Frankfort

A rally against stricter gun control measures at the Kentucky Capitol on Saturday drew hundreds of participants, many of them displaying firearms.

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Politics
7:03 am
Mon January 21, 2013

McConnell Not Talking About Guns

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell ignored the hot-button issue of gun control during a speech in Lexington, instead discussing the nation's debt problem.

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Government
7:00 am
Mon January 21, 2013

Fort Campell Praises Local Communities

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A Fort Campbell official is noting how important the infrastructure of surrounding communities is to the Army post.

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Politics
6:56 am
Mon January 21, 2013

Judd Seriously Considering Senate Bid

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Kentucky native Ashley Judd says she is taking a close look at running against Republican Senator Mitch McConnell in 2014.

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Politics
6:54 am
Mon January 21, 2013

Illinois Politicians Refuse Pension Checks

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Illinois' multibillion dollar pension crisis has prompted a rising number of lawmakers to say they won't accept their legislative pension.

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Politics
6:48 am
Mon January 21, 2013

Chamber of Commerce Backs Industrial Hemp

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Industrial hemp's repositioning toward mainstream status gained ground with a recent endorsement from the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.

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Politics
6:45 am
Mon January 21, 2013

Henderson Jail Chosen For Drug Abuse Program

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The Henderson County Jail is one of three chosen by the Commonwealth to house a new substance abuse program.

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Sports
6:39 am
Mon January 21, 2013

Murray State Defeats SIU-Edwardsville

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The Murray State Men’s Basketball team brought down Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Saturday night at home 70 to 61.  The Racers will next face off against Tennessee Tech on the road this Thursday at 7 p.m.

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