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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Business
3:47 pm
Thu February 12, 2015

Kentucky Officials, Manufacturing Nonprofit Disagree on Exports, Job Losses

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Kentucky officials and a national economic research group are at odds over the impact of alleged currency manipulation in Japan.

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Education
10:02 pm
Fri February 6, 2015

Former Reidland Middle School Teacher Arrested on Sexual Abuse Charges

Pictured: Chelsea Rose
Credit McCracken County Sheriff's Department

A former Reidland Middle School teacher has been arrested after police received a complaint describing an alleged inappropriate student/teacher relationship. The McCracken County Sheriff Department says Chelsea Rose, 24, turned herself in Friday.

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Society
4:04 pm
Thu February 5, 2015

Poll: More Kentuckians Know Someone Impacted by Heroin

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New data from the Kentucky Health Issues Poll suggests the state’s heroin epidemic may be worsening. Eleven percent of those asked know someone who’s had problems with the drug, up two percent from 2013.

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Business
3:30 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Eighteen Months Later, Planned Murray Hotel Remains an Empty Lot

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A hotel originally scheduled to open in Murray this month remains a vacant lot with a sign announcing the planned Springhill Suites.

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Politics
4:45 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

Six Candidates Join a Crowded Marshall County Judge/Executive Race

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Six Democrats have emerged in the Marshall County Judge/Executive race as the filing period closes today.

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Education
2:13 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

MSU President Bob Davies Talks State Government, Higher Education and a Campus Tobacco Ban

Murray State University President Bob Davies.

Murray State University President Dr. Bob Davies stopped by WKMS for a Sounds Good discussion that ranged from MSU’s position in the state legislature to a much-discussed tobacco ban and even some Racer football. Here’s a quick look at the conversation.

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Business
3:57 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

PPS Takes First Step in Recovery Plan

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Paducah Power System has taken the first step in its Rate Recovery Plan with the acquisition of surety bonds.

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Education
2:22 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

CHART: Half of Kentucky Children Still Aren't Kindergarten Ready

 

Half of Kentucky children who entered kindergarten this school year were actually prepared for it.

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Society
2:25 pm
Mon January 19, 2015

Child Struck by Train in Hopkinsville Dies

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A young boy has been killed after he was struck by a train this morning in Hopkinsville.

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Arts
1:34 pm
Mon January 19, 2015

MSU's Campus Lights Theatre Production Run Kicks off Friday

Murray State University students are preparing for their 78th annual production run of Campus Lights this week.

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