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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Culture
7:56 am
Mon January 14, 2013

KY Gets Chance to Pursue Oxycontin Case

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After years of struggling to combat the abuse of Oxycontin Kentucky officials are getting a chance to pursue the drug's maker in a state court lawsuit.

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Politics
7:54 am
Mon January 14, 2013

Conway Serious About Governor's Race

One of Kentucky's most recognizable political figures says he’s taking a very serious look at running for Governor.  Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway says he’s considering a run in 2015 election, a move that could ward off potential challengers for his party's nomination to replace Governor Steve Beshear. 

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Business
7:51 am
Mon January 14, 2013

Judge Sets Conference in Dippin' Dots Bankruptcy

A federal bankruptcy judge wants to hear from the parties involved in the case of novelty ice cream maker Dippin' Dots.

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Morning Cram
8:58 am
Fri January 11, 2013

The Morning Cram [buttery powered edition]

Butter sculptors will be sad to see their works taken down at the Pennsylvania Farm Show. But farmers are happy to have their homes powered from the byproduct, methane. Find out what’s churning in the Pennsylvania back country.

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Politics
8:15 am
Fri January 11, 2013

TN Politicians Meet Over Child Records

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Tennessee House Democratic Caucus Chairman Mike Turner is calling for a special meeting to investigate the Department of Children's Services' refusal to release records related to the abuse and death of children under its care.

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Politics
8:07 am
Fri January 11, 2013

Medicaid Funding Being Cut Across Kentucky

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Kentucky officials say federal Medicaid funding is being cut for more than half of the primary-care clinics across the state.

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Morning Cram
8:53 am
Thu January 10, 2013

Morning Cram [that’ll do donkey edition]

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Donkeys have been an important human companion for millennia, but get a kick out of this. In Ethiopia donkeys are so important the country now has donkey health clinics.

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Environment
7:47 am
Thu January 10, 2013

Tennessee Deer Hunting Season Cut Short

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Tennessee wildlife officials say this year’s deer season was a good one, but colder weather would have made it even better. 

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Culture
7:45 am
Thu January 10, 2013

Group Urges State Institutions to Go Smoke Free

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While state lawmakers ponder a statewide smoking ban, a coalition of health care groups is sponsoring an advertising campaign urging Kentucky to go smoke-free.

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Sports
7:41 am
Thu January 10, 2013

Murray State Falls to Eastern Kentucky

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The Murray State Racer Men’s Basketball team fell to the Eastern Kentucky University Colonels last night 77 to 65 at the CFSB Center.  The Racers hit the road for their next game at Austin Peay on January 12th.

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