Parker Franklin


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 busy with classes or at the station, you can usually find him watching sports or playing games with his friends.


4:03 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

Murray Woman's Club Hosting Floral Show and Luncheon May 7

A view of the Murray Woman's Club clubhouse.
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The Murray Woman's Club's Garden Department sponsors a Floral and Iris Color Show Plant Sale and Luncheon May 7. Proceeds fund the MSU Horticulture Student Scholarship. President Judy Kelso Spoke with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about the festivities and the benefits it brings.

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3:48 pm
Tue April 21, 2015

Honeywell Receives NRC Citation in Response to October Leak

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Nearly six months after a radioactive leak at the Honeywell facility in Metropolis, the company has received a violation notice from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

The government agency says facility workers failed to declare a formal alert and notify the NRC after a small uranium hexafluoride leak last October.

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2:19 pm
Mon April 20, 2015

Report: Kentucky Among Least Eco-Friendly States

A new study finds Kentucky among the least eco-friendly states in the country.

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12:13 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

The "Pam & Mary Beth Art Journal Road Show" Kicks off This Weekend in Paducah

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Nationally-known art journalist Pam Carriker presents a road show with her colleague Mary Beth Shaw this weekend at Ephemera Paducah. She speaks with WKMS’s Kate Lochte on the show and her blog, “Art at the Speed of Life.”

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11:45 am
Fri April 17, 2015

Frontstretch Fest Comes to Nashville May 2

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A new Derby watch party is coming to Nashville May 2. Promoters say Frontstretch Fest at Nashville's Farmer's Market will be a classic Southern celebration of horse racing, quality bourbon, craft beer and artisanal food. 

Brian Bauer of Rockhouse Partners spoke with Kate Lochte on the festivities.

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11:30 am
Fri April 17, 2015

Autism Experts Talk Educational Opportunities for Children on the Spectrum

Dr. Becky Nastally
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National Autism Awareness Month continues through April, spreading the message about the disorder and how families can identify and treat it in their children.

Adapting educational goals are a big part of that process, and Bloom Behavior Therapy Psychologist Dr. Becky Nastally along with Families on the Spectrum Board Member Kim Steele spoke with Kate Lochte on how families with students on the autism spectrum seek services from schools.

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3:32 pm
Wed April 15, 2015

Baptist Health Paducah, Madisonville Move Forward on "Hospital Within a Hospital" Projects

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Baptist Health locations in Paducah and Madisonville are moving forward with plans for extended-stay hospitals inside their existing facilities.

These long-term acute care hospitals treat critical patients that need more recovery time than others.

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3:23 pm
Tue April 14, 2015

Murray-Calloway Parks and Recreation Receives $25k Grant

Murray-Calloway County Parks and Recreation officials and Saputo representatives met Monday for the ceremonial check presentation.
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Murray-Calloway County Parks and Recreation will use a $25,000 Healthy Community Grant to renovate a Central Park ball field. 

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1:05 pm
Mon April 13, 2015

Paducah Jury Convicts LA Man on Drug Charges

Jiminez hid this supply of methamphetamine inside a Dodge Durango SUV. This evidence was presented at trial.
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A federal jury in Paducah has convicted a Los Angeles man for his plans to sell $160,000 worth of methamphetamine.

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1:17 pm
Fri April 10, 2015

Calloway County Patriot Grave Marking Ceremony Scheduled for Saturday

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The Captain Wendell Oury Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Colonel Stephen Trigg Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution are sponsoring a patriot grave marking ceremony for revolutionary war soldier, Private William Bonner, Saturday, April 11.

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