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.

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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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A federal jury in Paducah has convicted a Los Angeles man for his plans to sell $160,000 worth of methamphetamine.


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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Dr. Bob Davies will officially become Murray State University’s 13th president at an investiture ceremony on campus Friday. There, he’ll give a speech titled “Endeavor, Hope and Achievement,” named after the three stars in the university’s logo.

Davies spoke with WKMS’ Chad Lampe about his time on campus thus far as well as his plans for today’s event.

He says while he’s honored to be a part of the ceremony, it’s really about the university and its goals as well as the community at large.

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Hopkins County will seek additional federal funding to cover upgrades at a local sports complex. The county fiscal court approved the resolution Tuesday night.

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Murray State point guard Cameron Payne will forego his junior and senior season to enter this year’s NBA draft. A teary eyed Payne  made the announcement today along with Racers coach Steve Prohm.

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Adult education centers across Kentucky have started a new program to help students earn their GEDS faster.

The "GED Express" path can prepare students for the exam in as little as three weeks, compared to the traditional five to ten-week program. 


Monday, Murray State kicks off a two-day seminar on business reporting called "Show Me the Money: Topic in Business Journalism."

Jim Buress of Atlanta's NPR Station WABE is the event's chief presenter.

He first got started in public radio here at WKMS, and he earned his Master's Degree at Murray State.

Over 17 million listeners on more than 900 public radio stations, including this one, hear “A Prairie Home Companion” each Saturday evening.

The show’s creator and host, Garrison Keillor, speaks with Kate Lochte about his solo performance at Paducah’s Carson Center Thursday night at 7:30.

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Murray is home to a free yoga space for veterans and their families as part of the Connected Warriors program.

Instructor Gayle Rogers spoke with Kate Lochte about her experiences with the program that looks to de-stress former soldiers.