Parker Franklin

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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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Kentucky State Police have made an arrest in the Calloway County quadruple homicide that occurred last week.

Twenty-one-year-old Pascasio Arellano of Mayfield faces the following charges:

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Last week, Kentucky received a D+ rating from the Center of Public Integrity as part of the nonprofit’s annual State Integrity Investigation.

Freelance journalist and Murray State University Professor Ryan Alessi authored the commonwealth’s report. He speaks with Todd Hatton on Sounds Good about what that rating fully means.

Hopkinsville Police Department, Facebook

Hopkinsville Police say a new synthetic drug circulating in the area causes serious medical complications for its users.

Since last week, there has been a sharp increase in use of the drug that’s believed to be man-made or marijuana laced with an unknown substance.

Kentucky Governor's Office / governor.ky.gov

Kentucky’s current and future governors hold opposing views on whether Syrian refugees should be accepted into the commonwealth.

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The Murray State University football team has had mixed results so far as the squad ends this season. They’re 3-6 at the moment, coming off a 46-43 overtime shootout victory against Tennessee State. Tracy Ross speaks with “The Voice of the Racers” Neal Bradley on the last few weeks of football action, as well as what’s going on with MSU basketball.

Jacob Ryan-WFPL/Kentucky Public Radio

Kentucky governor-elect Matt Bevin has launched a website to take applications for jobs in his administration.

The website looks to fill “non-merit” positions, meaning Bevin has the authority to hire and fire people for those jobs.

UPDATE: According to the National Weather Service in Paducah, a cold front is expected to move from southeast Missouri  and hit our region Wednesday evening. It'll bring showers and thunderstorms, along with potential damaging winds and isolated tornadoes.

transportation.ky.gov

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 1 engineers are testing a new supertanker today that will help keep roads clear this winter.

Murray State University

Murray State President Bob Davies will deliver his first “state of the university” address November 9. He spoke with Todd Hatton on what he plans to cover, ranging from the state’s significant pension liability to university funding and even the ongoing 16th St.discussion.

Muhlenberg County Schools

Muhlenberg County voters have struck down a three percent county wide utility tax aimed at generating revenue for area schools. Eighty eight percent of 7161 votes were against the measure.

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