Parker Franklin

Reporter

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.

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All A Classic / allaclassic.org

The Murray High School girls’ basketball team took home their first state title with an All-A Tournament championship win over Owensboro Catholic Sunday night.

Murray State University / murraystate.edu

Dr. Peggy Pittman-Munke and Dr. Cindy Clemson, both members of the President’s Commission on Diversity and Inclusion at Murray State University, talk with Tracy Ross on the impact of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 1975.

Sasin Tipchai, 123rf stock photo

A Graves County air-compressor parts manufacturer plans to build a new $1 million factory in Mayfield.

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Update: The votes have been counted, and Graves County will remain dry. County Clerk Barry Kennemore says 5,400 votes were against alcohol sales, compared to 4,593 in favor.

Kentucky Farm Bureau / kyfbnewsroom.com

A recent Kentucky Farm Bureau report shows grocery prices in the commonwealth have fallen for the fourth quarter in a row.

At the end of last year, a cart of 40 basic items - like milk, eggs and produce – cost $121.64 on average. That’s down 1.8 percent from the spring.

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A new smoking report estimates the habit costs Kentucky pack-a-day smokers more than $24,000 each year.

Murray State Athletics / goracers.com

The Murray State men’s basketball team has lost one of its starters to a season-ending injury.

Murray State Athletics / goracers.com

A Murray State University athlete has been named among the nation’s top Major League Baseball draft prospects. Perfect Game, a baseball scouting website, lists junior catcher Tyler Lawrence 140th on its college prospects list and 239th overall.

Kentucky Small Business Development Center / Facebook

Small business owners often face the question of "can we grow?" If the answer is yes, the investments and risks can be scary. The Kentucky Small Business Development Center, in conjunction with the Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky, is hoping to take the edge off some of the concerns about expansion. Chad Lampe speaks with Associate Director Gordon Garret and District Director Chris Wooldridge on Sounds Good about this new "economic gardening" program to grow small businesses.

Dr. Bob Davies, Twitter

Murray State University President Bob Davies delivered his first “State of the University” address earlier this month. He speaks with Todd Hatton on Sounds Good about the community dialog the event provides along with his thoughts on higher education performance funding and the upcoming state legislative session.

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