Parker Franklin

Reporter

Parker's a senior majoring in journalism with a sports communication minor at Murray State. He's from the small town of Dixon, Kentucky. After studying architectural engineering in high school, he realized his true passion was news. When he's not at the station, you can almost always find him watching sports or immersing himself in his small (but growing!) vinyl collection.

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Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Kentucky has an all-time high number of registered voters. Ahead of Kentucky's primary election next month, the total comes out to about 3.2 million.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, transportation.ky.gov

The US 68/KY 80 Lake Barkley Bridge in Trigg County is restricted to one lane of traffic early this afternoon.

A subcontractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is performing concrete deck patching on the route. 

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Former Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway has joined a law firm in Louisville. He'll join attorneys Tyler Thompson and Liz Shepherd to form Thompson, Shepherd & Conway.

The Gentry House, via Facebook

The Gentry House in Murray will hold its 4th annual Derby Party May 7 starting at 2 p.m.

Board President Robert Lyons and Director Sherece Cole speak with Austin Carter on Sounds Good about the upcoming event.

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Home health care is a service that many providers and patients have considered as of late. Melanie Beck and Tammy Sullivan of Baptist Health Home Care speak with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good on how the treatment option works.

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William Gross Magee, graphic communications lecturer at Murray State, is publishing a collection of 3D photographs depicting Mammoth Cave. Hear Magee and Tracy Ross discuss the book and the photographer that inspired it on Sounds Good.

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A new standardized test in Tennessee plagued by delays has hit another setback. Measurement Inc. was contracted to craft the TNReady exam, but CEO Hank Scherich says he can’t guarantee all students will receive materials in time to take the test.

Ryland Barton, WFPL

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear has involved a state agency in his feud with Governor Matt Bevin.

Marcella's Kitchen via Facebook (cropped)

Austin Carter talks to Jay Staten about The Empty Bowls Project Dinner and Silent Auction, supporting Marcella's Kitchen which will be held Saturday, April 23rd from 11 am to 1 pm in Draffenville. 

Staten says the project first started about 26 years ago, when a Michigan art teacher challenged his students to come up with a creative community service project. It’s not just in Paducah; organizations around the country create their own bowls to help feed the hungry.

Yeiser Art Center via Facebook

The Yeiser Art Center in Paducah is currently showing its Fantastic Fibers exhibit.

Executive Director Lindsey Maestri tells Austin Carter about the unique art form on Sounds Good.

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