Parker Franklin

Operations Assistant/News Intern

Parker is a sophomore at Murray State from the small town of Dixon, Kentucky. In high school, he initially trained to become an engineer but soon realized his true passion is 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.


1:11 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Tennessee Ridge Addressing Water System Leaks

Preliminary results of a water loss audit in Tennessee Ridge show significant leaks in the city's system.

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2:23 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

USEC Seeking Restructuring Plan Endorsement From Creditors

Credit USEC

The United States Enrichment Corporation is seeking endorsement from creditors for its ongoing restructuring plan. The U.S. Bankruptcy Court approved the act yesterday.

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4:40 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Paducah Economic Development Council Hires Consultant Group in CEO Search

Credit Logan Development Group/Facebook

The Paducah Economic Development Council has hired a consultant as part of its search for a new CEO.

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2:35 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Four Escaped Paducah Inmates at Large

From left to right: Vargas, Clevenger, Barber, Houston.
Credit KSP

Kentucky State Police are searching for four escaped inmates last seen in Paducah yesterday. Officials say all four were found missing during a head count at the Keeton Correctional Institution.

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1:23 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Old Ledbetter Bridge Demolition on Hold

The Old Ledbetter Bridge after a partial collapse June 22.
Credit KYTC

Demolition is on hold for the Old Ledbetter Bridge spanning the Tennessee River in McCracken County.

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3:13 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Hopkins County Central Dispatch Moves to New Location

Credit Hopkins County Central Dispatch

After months of planning, Hopkins County Central Dispatch personnel have moved into their new building.

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12:40 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Multiple Murray State Construction Projects in the Works

A rendering of the new BVC building.

Hear the full interview with MSU's Kim Oatman.

As the renovation of Murray State's Hester College nears completion, a university official says there are more projects in the pipeline.

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3:28 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Kentucky Agency Handing Out Recycling Grants

The Kentucky Division of Waste Management is handing out more than $3 million in grants to local communities.

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3:53 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

LBL Raising Endangered Red Wolf

The female pup was born May 2nd. Pollpeter says she is shy but playful.
Credit LBL's Nature Station

Land Between the Lakes is raising a female red wolf, a species that's been endangered for decades. The six-week-old pup is the result of LBL's partnership with the US Fish & Wildlife Service's Red Wolf Recovery Program. 

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2:16 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Calloway County Names Superintendent

Calloway County's Interim Superintendent is no longer a temporary official. The county board of education named Steve Hoskins lead administrator at its meeting last night.

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