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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Politics
7:39 am
Thu January 10, 2013

Yonts Could Head House State Government Committee

Democratic state Representative Brent Yonts of Greenville could be in line to become the next chairman of the House State Government Committee, a key post with the Legislature working to find a way to restore solvency to the pension program for government retirees in Kentucky.

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Fire
7:37 am
Thu January 10, 2013

Fire Destroys Paris Landmark

A fire has destroyed a former antique mall near downtown Paris.  The blaze broke out shortly after 6 p.m. yesterday on north Market Street.

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Morning Cram
9:11 am
Wed January 9, 2013

Morning Cram [yoga class edition]

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Parents in one California town are protesting the use of yoga in a local school’s gym class, saying it promotes Hinduism and pagan ideology. Find out why school officials aren’t bending.

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Politics
9:04 am
Wed January 9, 2013

Illinois State House Adjourns With No Pension Plan

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The Illinois House adjourned its lame-duck session without taking action to solve the state's multibillion pension problem.

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Education
7:38 am
Wed January 9, 2013

Hundreds of Ky Teachers Earn Top Certification

More than 260 Kentucky teachers were awarded national certification in 2012, ranking the state seventh for the number of teachers earning the achievement.

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Politics
7:31 am
Wed January 9, 2013

House Majority Leader Prepares for Start of Legislative ession

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Kentucky House Majority Leader Rocky Adkins is expecting work to be completed in the next couple of days on committee appointments, including chairmanships.

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Morning Cram
9:21 am
Mon January 7, 2013

The Morning Cram [designer edition]

From NPR: You can now find Rodarte at your local Starbucks. But it's not clothe you'll find, it's mugs and other coffee related goods.

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Politics
9:13 am
Mon January 7, 2013

KY Lawmakers Seek Stronger Human Trafficking Laws

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Some Kentucky lawmakers say they’ll push to strengthen the Commonwealth's human trafficking law during the upcoming legislative session.  Democratic State Rep. Sannie Overly tells the Lexington Herald-Leader she plans to sponsor a bill similar to one she introduced last year to increase training for law enforcement.  The measure would also use money from those convicted of such crimes to pay for victim services. 

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Weather
8:51 am
Mon January 7, 2013

2012 Brought More TN Tornadoes

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New data shows Tennessee had more tornadoes in 2012 than in previous years. The National Weather Service says 34 tornadoes were recorded across the state last year with 20 occurring in March alone.  NWS meteorologist Bobby Boyd says the average year brings 21 tornadoes to Tennessee.

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Politics
8:28 am
Mon January 7, 2013

Tennessee Teachers' Union Against Carrying Guns

The head of Tennessee’s largest teachers' union said she expects her board to take an official position against proposals that would allow teachers to carry guns. 

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