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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Environment
4:02 pm
Thu December 20, 2012

Corps of Engineers ahead of schedule at Olmsted Dam Project

Credit Army Corps of Engineers

The Army Corps of Engineers is ahead of schedule with its construction of the Olmsted Locks and Dam project. The Corps placed five concrete shells for the dam so far in 2012, and expects to finish a sixth by the end of the year. Previously workers have only completed 4 shells per year.

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Education
4:16 pm
Fri December 14, 2012

MSU Board of Regents Creates Dunn Contract Committee

Credit Murray State.EDU

Murray State Board of Regents Chairman Constantine "Deno" Curris announced a new ad-hoc committee Friday whose job it will be to evaluate President Randy Dunn’s contract.

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Education
3:36 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

Two Paducah Women Join Prichard Committee For Academic Excellence

Two Paducah women are among the newest members of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence.  The non-profit advocacy group for improved Kentucky Education appointed 18 new members this week.

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Education
4:43 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

WKCTC A Finalist For 2012 Bellweather Awards

West Kentucky Community and Technical College is a finalist for a 2013 National Bellwether Award for its efforts in creating a cultural transformation that resulted in the college being named a top-five community college by the Aspen Institute in 2011.

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Education
1:43 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

Green River Regional Educational Co-op Wins $40 million in Federal Grants

Credit mspmentor.net

Kentucky's Green River Regional Educational Cooperative, or GRREC, is a winner an estimated $40 million in Federal Race to the Top District Funds. GRREC represents 23 Western Kentucky School Districts, including Union County, Daviess County and Owensboro Independent. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne  Duncan says this year’s Race to The Top saw many new school districts competing for funds.

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Politics
2:27 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

McConnell and Paul Ask Beshear To Declare Federal Emergency

Credit Wikimedia Commons

U.S. Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul are urging Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear to seek a federal disaster declaration because of low water levels on the Mississippi River.

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