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
4:35 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

Kentucky AG Urges TVA to Hold Public Meetings Over Shawnee Fossil Plant Emissions

Credit TVA, Wikimedia Commons

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway has asked the Tennessee Valley Authority to schedule public meetings regarding the possible closure of two units at Paducah’s Shawnee Fossil Plant.

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Government
11:00 am
Thu November 13, 2014

Ryan Champion Indicted in Trigg County Murder Investigation

Pictured: the Champion family.
Credit Facebook - Joy Champion

A Trigg County man charged with killing three family members and another man near Cadiz last month has been indicted, Kentucky State Police say.

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Business
2:31 pm
Mon November 10, 2014

USW Files Unfair Labor Practice Charges in Honeywell Dispute

Credit United Steelworkers

As the lockout at Honeywell Corporation’s Metropolis plant continues, United Steelworkers has filed suit against the company alleging unfair labor practices.

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Business
3:05 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

Honeywell Radioactive Leak May Not Have Been Handled Properly

Honeywell in Metropolis
Credit file photo

Honeywell officials say a radioactive leak at the Metropolis facility last week may not have been handled properly.

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Society
2:58 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

Paducah School of Art and Design Seeking Community Video Clips for Holiday Project

Pictured: Paul Aho, Dean of the Paducah School of Art and Design
Credit WKCTC

The Paducah School of Art and Design is partnering with the Paducah Power System to add a more visual element to the annual holiday display at Noble Park. PSAD Dean Paul Aho stopped by WKMS for a Sounds Good interview to explain the project.


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Science
2:10 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

MSU Political Science Professor Reflects on Election Results

Pictured: Dr. Drew Seib, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Murray State University.

A  Murray State political science professor is studying last night’s election results to learn what factors influence voter decisions.

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Government
11:21 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Danny Carroll Wins Kentucky's 2nd District State Senate Seat

Credit facebook

Republican Danny Carroll has been elected to the Kentucky State Senate’s 2nd District Seat. Carroll secured a victory Tuesday night over Democrat Jeff Parker by over 7,000 votes.

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Government
10:56 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Jack Rose is Murray's Next Mayor

Credit Roundabout U/Murray State University

The City of Murray has chosen a new mayor. Challenger Jack Rose unseated incumbent Bill Wells Tuesday night in a close race. Just 149 votes separated the pair.

Rose says he felt a weight lifted from his shoulders when he heard the news.

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Environment
3:45 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Dawson Springs to Add Pedestrian-Friendly Trail

Credit City of Dawson Springs/Facebook

Kentuckians near Dawson Springs will soon have access to a pedestrian-friendly trail that connects the town to the Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park.

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Society
2:26 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Fort Campbell Halloween Decorations Draw Claim of Racism

This Halloween display that appears to portray the lynching of an African American has been taken down by Fort Campbell Authorities.
Credit Clarksville Now (clarksvillenow.com)

Fort Campbell officials say an offensive Halloween display at an on-post residence has been removed. Authorities responded to a report yesterday of decorations that depict what appears to be the lynching of an African-American family.

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