Matt Markgraf

Interim News Director, Host of Weekend Energy

Matt "McG" Markgraf joined the WKMS team as a student in January 2007. He has a bachelor's degree in Theatre and a master's degree in Creative Writing from Murray State University. At WKMS, he's led the management of the web site, online streaming and social media platforms. He's also developed promotional and marketing materials over the years. Matt hosts the electronic music show Weekend Energy Saturday nights and formerly coordinated and hosted the classical music program Carson Myre Youth Series. He produces an assortment of interviews for Sounds Good and has led initiatives in the Youth Radio Project. He also enjoys cooking international cuisine, discovering new music and obscure science fiction movies.

In March 2011, he was hired full-time as New Media & Promotions Coordinator. In March 2016, he was named Interim News Director.

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Commonwealth of Kentucky Labor Cabinet

A Madisonville clothing manufacturing facility has received a Governor's Safety and Health Award for the second year in a row. 

Kentucky Labor Cabinet Deputy Secretary Mike Nemes presented the award to Carhartt's Madisonville Cutting Facility Thursday for 669,980 consecutive hours without lost time injury or illness. 

National Weather Service Paducah, via Twitter

The National Weather Service in Paducah says temperatures have topped 100 degrees today in a reading at Barkley Regional Airport. NWS tweets that the previous record was 98 degrees in 1946. 

Kathy Parker, CFSB

Community Financial Services Bank has a new Vice President and Chief Operations Officer.

CFSB promoted Kathy Parker to the position Thursday. 

TVA

The Tennessee Valley Authority is proposing to build a facility to remove and recirculate water used in coal ash management at a Paducah area site. TVA is seeking public comment on potential environmental impacts of this facility at the Shawnee Fossil Plant. 

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Seven Republicans vying to replace Stephen Fincher in Congress are saying they support Donald Trump for president. 

Lourdes Mercy Health

The Carson-Myre Charitable Foundation has awarded a $144,290 grant to a regional hospice care center to expand faith-based ministry outreach. 

NOAA Paducah, weather.gov

Severe thunderstorm and flash flood warnings are in effect as storms continue to move through the region this afternoon.

City of Paducah

The City of Paducah is getting a upgrade to its enterprise resource planning (ERP) software after more than 20 years. The Paducah Board of Commissioners approved the upgrade Tuesday for a more than $2,686,000 contract with Tyler Technologies.

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Kentucky has scored its first victory in its federal antitrust lawsuit against Marathon Petroleum Corporation. 

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A commonly accepted fact in treatment that when you want to help people suffering from anxiety, you want to get rid of the fear. New research has shown, however, that fear may actually be helpful in treating anxiety. On Sounds Good, Dr. Michael Bordieri and Tracy Ross discuss using fear as a treatment method for some mental health issues.

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