Parker Franklin


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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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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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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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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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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Another weekend of postseason college basketball action kicks off tomorrow.

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


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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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.