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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Society
4:16 pm
Tue March 31, 2015

Mental Health Counselor Discusses Problem Gambling

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National Problem Gambling Awareness Month ends tonight, and a Tampa Bay counselor has made a name for himself treating excessive gamblers and their families.

Dr Damon Dye, EdD is a licensed mental health counselor; his new book, "Know When to Hold Em: A Guide for Spouses of Problem Gamblers" offers tools and resources for those in the recovering process. He spoke with Kate Lochte about an issue that isn't often talked about.

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Environment
3:26 pm
Tue March 31, 2015

Kentucky Department of Agriculture Offering Specialty Crop Production Grants

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The Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s offering nearly $300,000 in funding for farmers producing specialty crops. This includes fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, horticulture and nursery crops.

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Health
3:47 pm
Thu March 26, 2015

Study: Calloway, Lyon Counties Among the Healthiest in Kentucky

Overall health outcome rankings for each of Kentucky's counties. The rankings are based on quality of life and life expectancy.
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A new study finds several counties in our region among the healthiest in Kentucky, but the commonwealth compares poorly to national averages.

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Sports
8:21 am
Thu March 26, 2015

Racers Fall in NIT Quarterfinals

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The Murray State men’s basketball team fell to Old Dominion 72-69 last night in the National Invitation Tournament quarterfinals.

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Sports
3:32 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

Another Weekend of College Basketball Postseason Play Kicks off Tomorrow

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Another weekend of postseason college basketball action kicks off tomorrow.

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Sports
2:42 pm
Tue March 24, 2015

Racers Set Sights on Old Dominion, Madison Square Garden

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With a commanding win over Tulsa Monday, the Murray State men’s basketball team now has their sights on number one seed Old Dominion in the NIT quarterfinals Wednesday night. 

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Sports
1:14 pm
Mon March 23, 2015

Racers Take on Tulsa in NIT Second Round Action

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The Murray State Men’s basketball team takes on No. 2 seed Tulsa (23-10, 14-4 American) tonight at 8, with a trip to the National Invitation Tournament quarterfinals on the line.

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Culture
1:00 pm
Fri March 20, 2015

Kentucky Author Reflects on Helping War-Affected Children in Africa

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Kentucky-born author and psychologist Bethany Haley spoke with Kate Lochte about her new book, “The Color of Grace.” 

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Environment
7:19 pm
Thu March 19, 2015

TVA Holds First Forum on 2015 Integrated Resources Plan

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The Tennessee Valley Authority held the first of seven public meetings Thursday night in Chattanooga over its new plan for a gradual transition from coal to nuclear power.

Specifically, the 2015 Integrated Resource Plan outlines various scenarios and strategies the power provider may face through 2033.

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Society
1:02 pm
Thu March 19, 2015

Identifying the Warning Signs of Autism in Young Children

Becky Nastally, Founder of Bloom Behavior Therapy.
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April is Autism Awareness Month. According to the non-profit Autism Speaks, the disorder affects more than two million Americans. 

Dr. Becky Nastally with Bloom Behavior Therapy in Paducah spoke with Kate Lochte on how to identify potential autism warning signs in children.

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