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
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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Education
8:25 am
Tue January 15, 2013

KSBIT To Disband By The End of Summer

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The financially troubled Kentucky School Boards Insurance Trust, or KSBIT will disband this summer, meaning school districts will have to find new providers for workers compensation, property and liability insurance policies. 

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Business
8:21 am
Tue January 15, 2013

Clarksville Plant Laying Off Workers Before Production Starts

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Officials with Michigan-based Hemlock Semiconductor say they’re laying off three-fourths of their Clarksville employees shortly before production there was to begin.

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Business
8:18 am
Tue January 15, 2013

Dippin' Dots Resolves Legal Woes

One of the last remaining pieces in the bankruptcy case of Paducah-based novelty ice cream maker Dippin' Dots has been resolved.

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Morning Cram
9:03 am
Mon January 14, 2013

The Morning Cram [losing our religion edition]

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Although America is still one of the most religious countries in the western world, that is changing quickly. A new study shows 1 in 5 Americans have no religious identity, and that number is growing fast.    

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Politics
8:32 am
Mon January 14, 2013

Lyon County Alcohol Vote Tomorrow

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Lyon County votes tomorrow on a referendum to allow the sale of alcohol.  If the measure passes, it will take 60 days for the county to become wet. Because Lyon is not home to a fourth or higher-class city, alcohol sales would be restricted by state laws from Monday through Saturday, 6 a.m. to midnight

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Politics
8:30 am
Mon January 14, 2013

Records Show DCS Lagged in Child Death Reviews

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Records from the Tennessee Department of Children's Services show the agency fell behind in reviewing child deaths and ignored its own policies. 

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Sports
7:59 am
Mon January 14, 2013

Racers Top Austin Peay

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The Murray State Men’s Basketball Team came out on top 71 to 68 after a hard-fought game against long-time Austin Peay Saturday.  The Racers next face off against Eastern Illinois Thursday night at 7 in the CFSB center.

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