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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Government
12:53 pm
Fri March 13, 2015

$4.5 Million Grant Officially Awarded to Help PGDP Employees Get Back to Work

Credit usec.gov

The West Kentucky Workforce Investment Board will receive more than $4.5 million dollars from a national emergency grant to help retrain employees displaced by the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant’s ongoing closure and cleanup.

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Environment
2:58 pm
Tue March 10, 2015

Flooding Closes Some Kentucky Highways

Credit transportation.ky.gov

As today’s rain adds to the melted snow from last week’s winter storm, several roads across the region are experiencing high water.

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Traffic
3:29 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

I-24: Road Crews Making Progress, Working to Clear Ice Before Dark

Credit Lance Dennee / WKMS

Update 3:30 pm

Road crews are hard at work to clear as much snow and ice from area Interstate 24 and other area highways before dusk, when cold temperatures pose a chance for potential re-freezing.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokesman Keith Todd says crews are confident to have both directions of I-24 mostly clear by tonight.

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Sports
4:38 pm
Tue March 3, 2015

MSU Men's Basketball Team Receives OVC Honors

Credit MSU Racer Athletics

Fresh off a 24th consecutive win and an AP Top 25 ranking, three members of the Murray State men’s basketball team have received Ohio Valley Conference honors.

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Education
3:34 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

MSU President Talks Tobacco Ban, Honors College, Performance Funding System on Sounds Good

Dr. Bob Davies
Credit Dr. Bob Davies, Twitter

Murray State President Bob Davies visited the WKMS studios for the latest in a series of monthly conversations on the state of the university. He spoke with Chad Lampe on implementing MSU’s upcoming campus-wide tobacco ban, his thoughts on a performance funding for higher education institutions in Kentucky and other topics from last week’s Board of Regents meeting.

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Sports
2:14 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

Murray State Men's Basketball Earns Top 25 Spot

Credit MSU Racer Athletics

The Murray State men’s basketball team has been ranked 25th in the nation by the Associated Press after notching their 24th consecutive win over the weekend.

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Sports
2:20 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Racers Seek 23rd Consecutive Victory Tonight

Credit MSU Racer Athletics

The Murray State men’s basketball team looks to take home its 23rd win in a row tonight with a CFSB Center showdown against Eastern Illinois. That would tie a school and conference record.

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Education
8:00 am
Thu February 26, 2015

Murray State President To Seek 3% Tuition Increase

Credit ASSE Murray State University Student Section, Facebook

Full-time Murray State students will see a 3 percent tuition hike next semester if a proposal by President Bob Davies passes the Board of Regents.

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Government
3:58 pm
Wed February 25, 2015

DHS Shutdown Could Weaken Local Kentucky Emergency Management

Credit Hopkins County Emergency Management / Facebook

As the region recovers from last week’s snowstorm, local emergency response agencies could see heavy cuts thanks to a potential U.S. Department of Homeland Security shutdown.

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Environment
4:46 pm
Thu February 19, 2015

NWS: More Precipitation, Possible Flooding on the Way

Credit http://www.crh.noaa.gov/pah/

National Weather Service meteorologists say a very active and rapidly changing weather pattern will be with us over the next few days, with more wintry precipitation followed by possible flooding.

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