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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Government
10:42 pm
Fri January 9, 2015

Widow of Former Marshall County Judge/Executive Sworn In as Successor

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  The wife of the late Mike Miller will succeed him as Marshall County's Judge/Executive. Governor Beshear appointed Chyrill Miller to the job Friday, a month after her husband passed away.

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Society
8:20 pm
Fri January 2, 2015

Report: Child Survives Lyon County Plane Crash That Leaves Four Dead

Marty and Kimberly Gutzler
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Federal investigators are responding to a small plane crash in Lyon County that killed four and left a 7-year-old girl as its lone survivor. The flight departed from Key West Florida Friday in route to Mount Vernon Illinois. 

The victims have been identified as:

  • Marty Gutzler, 48 (father)
  • Kimberly Gutzler, 46 (mother)
  • Piper Gutzler, 9 (daughter)
  • Sierra Wilder, 14 (cousin of Piper Gutzler)

The Gutzler family and Wilder were each from Nashville, IL. The name of the surviving 7-year-old passenger is being withheld at the request of family.

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Society
12:05 pm
Fri January 2, 2015

Novelist Michael Kardos Speaking at MSU's Creative Writing Reading Series

Pictured: Michael Kardos
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Michael Kardos is the next to the last guest author in Murray State's MFA in Creative Writing reading series that starts tomorrow and continues through next Wednesday.  Kardos' novel, "The Three-Day Affair," is an Esquire best books of 2012.  Kardos reads next Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the Clara Eagle Gallery, 6th Floor, Doyle Fine Arts Center.  He spoke with Kate Lochte about some of his work.

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Society
12:01 pm
Fri January 2, 2015

Author Jenny Boully To Speak at MSU Creative Writing Reading Series

Pictured: Jenny Boully
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Murray State's MFA in Creative Writing Reading Series runs Saturday through next Wednesday.  Jenny Boully is the final guest author -- reading at 7:30 p.m. on January 7th in MSU's Clara Eagle Gallery. Her four books seem to shape-shift the genres of poetry and prose in unique ways.   With degrees from Hollins University, the University of Notre Dame, and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, Boully teaches at Columbia College Chicago. She spoke with Kate Lochte about her work.

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Society
1:00 pm
Wed December 31, 2014

Poet Michael Cohen to Speak at MSU Creative Writing Event

Pictured: Michael Cohen
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Murray State professor emeritus Michael Cohen reads from his book of essays "A Place to Read:  Life and Books" and participates in a conversation with MSU Watkins Fellow Riley Hanick Sunday at 3 p.m. in MSU's Faculty Hall.

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Society
12:01 pm
Wed December 31, 2014

Poet Rodney Jones Speaks at MSU Creative Writing Event

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Murray State's MFA in Creative Writing Reading Series runs Saturday through next Wednesday.  Poet Rodney Jones is the first guest author for the Series.  Jones is a professor and distinguished scholar emeritus at Southern Illinois University Carbondale with a Pulitzer Prize nomination and a Kingsley-Tufts Award among honors for his poetry. He stopped by WKMS to give a look into his writing style and even read some of his work.

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Education
12:01 pm
Tue December 30, 2014

Eight Simple Rules to Managing Your Kid’s Entertainment This Holiday Season

The Dawn app is a customizable content curation tool that helps parents find appropriate applications, games and more for their child.
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In an increasingly media-connected world, sometimes parents struggle to know what exactly their kids are seeing, hearing and interacting with. Dan Olschwang is CEO of Magicalis, a company that aims to help solve this problem. His new app "Dawn" helps parents discover engaging and appropriate content for their kids.

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Science
12:01 pm
Tue December 30, 2014

Understanding Depression: Depression Among Children

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In a series of conversations initiated this year following the death of comedian Robin Williams, Kate Lochte examines facets of depression with Murray State University assistant professor of psychology, Dr. Michael Bordieri.  Today, they look at what's unique about depression in younger people.

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Society
12:02 pm
Mon December 29, 2014

Mentalist to Perform for "Save the Massac" Project

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Nationally known mentalist and illusionist Morgan Strebler grew up in Sikeston, Missouri.  He's a Superman fan and this Wednesday, for New Year's Eve, he’s performing at the Baymont Theatre in Metropolis.

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Society
12:01 pm
Mon December 29, 2014

Calloway County Public Library Looks Ahead to 2015

Credit Matt Markgraf - WKMS

As 2014 comes to a close, Calloway County Public Library's Sandy Linn recounts this year's achievements and next year's new programming. Toward the end of each month, Linn visits Sounds Good to renew awareness of what's happening at the Calloway County Public Library.

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