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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Morning Cram
9:03 am
Wed January 16, 2013

The Morning Cram [ ah-choo! edition]

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The flu is spreading at a record breaking speed this year, which is leaving employers at odds with how to deal with the situation. Find out why you don’t want to be patient zero at your workplace.

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Environment
8:56 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Road Conditions To Improve Throughout The Day

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Highway crews continue de-icing work this morning on roadways across western Kentucky.

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Government
8:51 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Conway Touts KY Drug Reforms

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway is telling political leaders from across the nation the Commonwealth is making progress curbing a prescription drug abuse epidemic.

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Government
8:49 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Southern Illinois Recieves Grant For Water Pipeline

State officials are putting up nearly $2 million  in federal disaster money to relocate a water line running under Rend Lake in southern Illinois.

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Education
8:46 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Shooting At Eastern KY Community College

UPDATE:

Law enforcement in Eastern Kentucky say  21 year old Dalton Stidham was the sole gunman in yesterday’s shooting at Hazard Community and Technical College.  Hazard police say Stidham turned himself in after he shot and killed 20 year old Caitlin Cornett and 53 year old Jackie Cornett. A minor who was injured is being treated for gunshot wounds and is listed in critical condition at a University of Kentucky hospital. Police believe the shootings were part of a domestic dispute between Stidham and Cornett.

Police believe a shooting in the parking lot of an eastern Kentucky community college that left two people dead and a juvenile wounded may have been the result of a domestic dispute.

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Environment
8:42 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Western KY Coal Company Awarded For Reclamaton Efforts

Kentucky officials are honoring some coal companies for efforts to restore the land on former surface mine sites.

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Education
8:38 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Prichard Committee Meets in Frankfort For Reform Session

The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence continues its series of meetings aimed at improving the quality of Kentucky’s teachers.

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Morning Cram
8:43 am
Tue January 15, 2013

The Morning Cram [whitey tighties edition]

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The tenth book in the infamous Captain Underpants canon is being flushed into bookstores. Find out how author Dav Pilkey uses potty humor and misspellings to entice young people to read.

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Politics
8:34 am
Tue January 15, 2013

U.S. Senator Rand Paul’s Son Charged With Assault

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U.S. Senator Rand Paul's son has been charged with assaulting a flight attendant during a trip from Kentucky to North Carolina.

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Education
8:27 am
Tue January 15, 2013

TN Gov. Haslam Announces School Voucher Program

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam says he will introduce his own proposal to create a school voucher program in the state, though he declined to elaborate about which parents he wants to make eligible to use public money to send their children to private schools.

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