Parker Franklin

Reporter

Parker is a Junior at Murray State from the small town of Dixon, Kentucky. After studying engineering in high school, he realized his true passion was news. He is currently majoring in journalism, and hopes to be a newswriter some day. When he's not in class or working, you can find Parker watching sports with his friends or getting his jam on with some music.

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Business
3:30 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Eighteen Months Later, Planned Murray Hotel Remains an Empty Lot

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A hotel originally scheduled to open in Murray this month remains a vacant lot with a sign announcing the planned Springhill Suites.

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Politics
4:45 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

Six Candidates Join a Crowded Marshall County Judge/Executive Race

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Six Democrats have emerged in the Marshall County Judge/Executive race as the filing period closes today.

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Education
2:13 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

MSU President Bob Davies Talks State Government, Higher Education and a Campus Tobacco Ban

Murray State University President Bob Davies.

Murray State University President Dr. Bob Davies stopped by WKMS for a Sounds Good discussion that ranged from MSU’s position in the state legislature to a much-discussed tobacco ban and even some Racer football. Here’s a quick look at the conversation.

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Business
3:57 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

PPS Takes First Step in Recovery Plan

Credit Paducah Power System

Paducah Power System has taken the first step in its Rate Recovery Plan with the acquisition of surety bonds.

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Education
2:22 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

CHART: Half of Kentucky Children Still Aren't Kindergarten Ready

 

Half of Kentucky children who entered kindergarten this school year were actually prepared for it.

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Society
2:25 pm
Mon January 19, 2015

Child Struck by Train in Hopkinsville Dies

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A young boy has been killed after he was struck by a train this morning in Hopkinsville.

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Arts
1:34 pm
Mon January 19, 2015

MSU's Campus Lights Theatre Production Run Kicks off Friday

Murray State University students are preparing for their 78th annual production run of Campus Lights this week.

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Society
5:04 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

Yeiser Art Center Kicks Off "Team Spirit" Competition Sunday

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Paducah's Yeiser Art Center hosts a high school art competition annually with cash awards. On Sunday, "Team Spirit" opens with an awards reception from 2 to 4 P.M.

Bill Ford of Bill Ford Interiors, Inc. is providing the award funds; he sat down to speak with Kate Lochte about his involvement.

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Society
4:57 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

MSU Hosting Summer Art Workshop in June

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Each year, Murray State University hosts a hands-on Summer Art Workshop that allows students to express their creativity through several different mediums, all while learning more about the craft and its history.

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Business
4:32 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

Paducah Economic Development CEO Scott Darnell Outlines Future Goals

Credit Scott Darnell/Facebook

Earlier this year, Paducah Economic Development announced the hiring of local marketing firm Mazzone Communications to represent the PED brand.

CEO Scott Darnell spoke with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about the partnership as well as his vision of the future.

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