Parker Franklin

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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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Society
2:45 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Tennessee Soybean Festival Ramps Up

Credit Tennessee Soybean Festival

The 21st annual Tennessee Soybean Festival is underway this week in Martin. Some 30,000 people are expected to attend the week-long event.

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Society
4:07 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Paducah Named One of World’s Smartest Cities

Paducah has been named one of the world’s most intelligent urban areas by National Geographic.

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Government
4:00 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Murray-Calloway Parks & Rec “Nickel Tax” Signature Count Verified

Credit Facebook

The Murray-Calloway County Parks and Recreation Department has enough signatures to put a “nickel tax” on the ballot this November.

Roughly 3,000 signatures were needed. The County Fiscal Court verified the petition this week.

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Society
3:53 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

MSU Students, Faculty Hold Ferguson Demonstration

Students hold signs and chant "Hands up, don't shoot" as part of a demonstration in Murray.
Credit Allison Crawford/WKMS

In a peaceful rally at MSU today, a group of Murray State students and staff wanted to raise awareness of ongoing unrest in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Education
2:23 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

$345 Million of Higher Education Bonds Sold in TN

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Almost three and a half million dollars in bonds are going toward university projects across Tennessee. The School Bond Authority facilitated the sale.

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Education
4:54 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

MSU Ranked as One of Nation's Most Affordable Schools

Murray State University has taken a top spot in a national publication’s list of most affordable schools.

Washington Monthly’s tenth annual College Guide considers a campus’s graduation rate, percent of applications approved, student loan default rates and other factors.

The Guide’s “Best Bang for the Buck” rankings placed MSU at 17th among all colleges in the U.S.

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Education
1:46 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Mayfield Independent Schools See Population Increase

The Mayfield Independent Schools District is seeing a third straight year of increased population.

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Government
4:49 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Some Kentucky State Parks in the Region See Increased Attendance

Credit Kentucky State Parks (parks.ky.gov)

A few state parks in our region are seeing increased attendance rates this summer season.

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Government
5:18 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Class Action Lawsuit Filed In IL over Electric Rates

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A class action lawsuit has been filed against Southern Illinois’ Prairie State Energy Campus on behalf of electricity ratepayers in Batavia, Illinois.

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Education
2:04 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Madisonville Community College Students Among Top Finishers in National Competition

Two students from Madisonville Community College have finished among the top competitors in a national healthcare competition.

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