Matt Markgraf

New Media Promotion Coordinator, Host of Weekend Energy

Matt "McG" Markgraf joined the WKMS News Team in January 2007, while pursuing his bachelor’s degree in theatre at Murray State. Now he's got a master's degree in creative writing and is hard at work on "the next great American novel" - that is - when he’s not designing and updating the web site, producing commentaries and mixing up some Weekend Energy. Matt enjoys all kinds of music, but has a fondness for wicked beats. He’s at the station throughout the day and sometimes late at night working during the informative bliss of BBC World Service. In March 2011, he was named New Media & Promotions Coordinator for WKMS.

Kentucky Associated Press Awards 2011

1st Place - Best Website - www.wkms.org

Kentucky Associated Press Awards 2010

2nd Place - Best Website - www.wkms.org

Kentucky Associated Press Awards 2009

2nd Place - Best Website - www.wkms.org

Kentucky Associated Press Awards 2008

2nd Place - Best Website - www.wkms.org

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4:18 pm
Thu October 21, 2010

Clinton to Stump for Conway Again

Murray, KY – Former President Bill Clinton will be back in Kentucky to stump for U-S Senate nominee Jack Conway November 1st. The Conway campaign confirmed the announcement this afternoon. Clinton will be in the state hoping to boost support for Conway hours before voters head to the polls. Conway's campaign hasn't released the location of the rally. Clinton appeared for Conway at the University of Kentucky earlier this month.

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11:59 am
Thu October 21, 2010

Paducah Tea Party event to close floodwall

Paducah, Ky. – The floodwall entrance at the foot of Broadway in Paducah will close from 1 to 4 PM Saturday for the Jackson Purchase Conservative Tea Party event. City officials announced the floodwall closure today. They cite safety reasons for preventing cars from entering the riverfront during the event, to be held on Wilson Stage and the surrounding area. For boaters and fishermen, access to the riverfront boat ramp will be limited to the Kentucky Avenue floodwall opening.

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9:03 am
Thu October 21, 2010

Poll Puts Paul Ahead

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3:47 pm
Wed October 20, 2010

Kelly Paul speaks about Conway

Bowling Green, KY – In the waning days of Kentucky's U.S. Senate race, the wife of republican Rand Paul is coming to her husband's defense. Kelly Paul is responding to an attack ad by democratic rival Jack Conway that accuses Rand Paul of joining a college group that ridiculed Christianity. At a news conference in Bowling Green today, Kelly Paul called the ad desperate and shameful.

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3:36 pm
Wed October 20, 2010

West Tenn. attorney goes after Fincher

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3:33 pm
Wed October 20, 2010

Burkhart and McMillan Lead in Fund Raising

Murray, KY – Kim McMillan and Jeff Burkhart are the third-quarter fundraising leaders in the pack of eight vying to be Clarksville's next mayor. The Leaf Chronicle reports Republican candidate Kim McMillan raised and spent over $26,000. McMillan has also transferred more than $31,000 from her former gubernatorial campaign to her current campaign for Clarksville mayor.
Democrat Jeff Burkhart has raised over $23,000 and spent $19,000 in his campaign efforts.

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1:50 pm
Wed October 20, 2010

Conway Supporters Divided on Negative Attacks

Murray, KY – A crowd of around 75 people turned out at the Democratic Headquarters in Murray for a meet and greet with U.S. Senate candidate Jack Conway. Maureen Ramsden of Hazel says she backs Conway, especially when it comes to healthcare and social security. Ramsden says Conway's recent attack ads which condemn his opponent Rand Paul's membership in an anti-religion society in college, are not too harsh.

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1:47 pm
Wed October 20, 2010

Conway Looks to Issues Ahead of Election

Murray, KY – Democratic U. S. Senate Candidate Jack Conway won't directly say whether his campaign will continue with negative television ads. Conway has been under fire from some over his most recent ad questioning his opponent, Rand Paul's actions in college. At a meet and greet in Murray today Conway steered his comments toward issues. He says people need to know the differences between he and Paul.

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1:47 pm
Wed October 20, 2010

Murray Mayoral Debate

Kyser Lough / Murray Ledger & Times

Murray, KY – Murray Mayoral Candidates Bill Wells and Butch Seargent kept their debate clean of mud slinging this morning. Wells and Seargent spoke cordially at the Chamber of Commerce Debate while defending their record. Both men came out against a hot topic of a potential payroll tax, but Sergeant offered a caveat.

"I'm not in favor of a payroll tax, however, making the promise that we will never have increases in our taxes is not something I will do, because no one knows what our future will bring."

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