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 at the station, you can almost always find him watching sports or immersing himself in his small (but growing!) vinyl collection.

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Tomorrow, April 22, the Tennessee Valley Authority is holding an Earth Day clean-up at the Sledd Creek Recreation Area in Marshall County. Nick Morris with the TVA speaks to Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about the event.

Kentucky Retirement Systems (kyret.ky.gov)

The chairman of the Kentucky Retirement Systems Board of Trustees is presiding at a meeting in defiance of Governor Matt Bevin's order removing him from the board.

Thomas K. Elliott took his seat at Thursday's regularly-scheduled board meeting, a day after Bevin issued the order to oust him.

Office of KY Secretary of State

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has hired a former Alison Lundergan Grimes senate campaign staffer.

Elizabeth Cantrell Brooks will serve as state director of Clinton’s Kentucky campaign ahead of next month’s primary.

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Tennessee’s House has failed to override Governor Bill Haslam's veto of a bill that would designate the Bible as the official state book. 

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Persuasion is a powerful entity in our lives, and we often use or are exposed to it on a daily basis. Murray State University Assistant Professor of Psychology Dr. Michael Bordieri speaks with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about common persuasive tactics.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

The Murray State Jazz Orchestra presents its “Swing into Spring” concert tonight. Director Todd Hill join Tracy Ross on Sounds Good to talk about the band and the upcoming performance.

This week, Playhouse in the Park presents Avenue Q the Musical. Music director Brad Brauser joins Tracy Ross on Sounds Good to talk about the performance.

Paducah Symphony Orchestra

Later this week, the Paducah Symphony Orchestra presents “Beethoven’s 9th Symphony” at the Carson Center. Maestro Raffaele Ponti speaks with George Eldred on Sounds Good about the performance.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Meet Hardy, a puppy up for adoption at the Humane Society of Calloway County. Kathy Hodge with the humane society speaks to Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about Hardy and upcoming events.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

This week, the Murray State University Department of Theatre will put on a showing of the classic "Frankenstein." Director Daryl Phillipy speaks with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about how he’s adapted the classic work.

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