Matt Markgraf

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 and formally became News Director later that year. 

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Kentucky State Police

A Fulton County High School teacher is charged with 3rd degree rape involving a minor. 

Calloway Sheriff's Office, via Facebook

A juvenile is in the McCracken County Juvenile Detention Center after making "social media posts that caused concern" on Instagram directed towards Calloway County High School.

Rob Canning, WKMS

After a months-long feud between the Calloway County Library Board and Judge Executive Larry Elkins, the fiscal court appointed former Webster County assistant superintendent Riley Ramsey in a special session Thursday while ousting board member Ryan Alessi, who has moved out of the state.

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Governor Matt Bevin appointed magistrates Friday for vacancies in two counties in far western Kentucky due to deaths. 

Courtesy of Supreme Court of Kentucky

A western Kentucky native is the next Kentucky deputy chief justice. Lisabeth T. Hughes replaces former Justice Mary C. Noble, who retired last year. 

City of Hopkinsville Local Government / Facebook

The City of Hopkinsville is following Governor Matt Bevin's lead removing questions about criminal convictions from job applications. 

Gage Skidmore, Flickr Commons (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Update: Conway said on Twitter she misspoke when she said "massacre" and meant to say "terrorists." FactCheck.org explains what happened in Bowling Green in 2011.

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via moreheadstate.edu

A former Murray State University top administrator is the sole finalist in Morehead State University's Presidential search. 

via Kentucky Education, Workforce and Development Cabinet's Facebook Page

Three schools in far western Kentucky are among 25 projects sharing a total of more than $65 million as part of a state effort to improve workforce training. 

CVG logo, via Twitter

Kentucky leaders are responding to Amazon’s announcement Tuesday investing nearly $1.5 billion in a new shipping hub at a northern Kentucky airport and creating 2,700 jobs.

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