Parker Franklin

Reporter

Parker's a junior 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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3:29 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

I-24: Road Crews Making Progress, Working to Clear Ice Before Dark

Credit Lance Dennee / WKMS

Update 3:30 pm

Road crews are hard at work to clear as much snow and ice from area Interstate 24 and other area highways before dusk, when cold temperatures pose a chance for potential re-freezing.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokesman Keith Todd says crews are confident to have both directions of I-24 mostly clear by tonight.

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Sports
4:38 pm
Tue March 3, 2015

MSU Men's Basketball Team Receives OVC Honors

Credit MSU Racer Athletics

Fresh off a 24th consecutive win and an AP Top 25 ranking, three members of the Murray State men’s basketball team have received Ohio Valley Conference honors.

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Education
3:34 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

MSU President Talks Tobacco Ban, Honors College, Performance Funding System on Sounds Good

Dr. Bob Davies
Credit Dr. Bob Davies, Twitter

Murray State President Bob Davies visited the WKMS studios for the latest in a series of monthly conversations on the state of the university. He spoke with Chad Lampe on implementing MSU’s upcoming campus-wide tobacco ban, his thoughts on a performance funding for higher education institutions in Kentucky and other topics from last week’s Board of Regents meeting.

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Sports
2:14 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

Murray State Men's Basketball Earns Top 25 Spot

Credit MSU Racer Athletics

The Murray State men’s basketball team has been ranked 25th in the nation by the Associated Press after notching their 24th consecutive win over the weekend.

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Sports
2:20 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Racers Seek 23rd Consecutive Victory Tonight

Credit MSU Racer Athletics

The Murray State men’s basketball team looks to take home its 23rd win in a row tonight with a CFSB Center showdown against Eastern Illinois. That would tie a school and conference record.

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Education
8:00 am
Thu February 26, 2015

Murray State President To Seek 3% Tuition Increase

Credit ASSE Murray State University Student Section, Facebook

Full-time Murray State students will see a 3 percent tuition hike next semester if a proposal by President Bob Davies passes the Board of Regents.

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Government
3:58 pm
Wed February 25, 2015

DHS Shutdown Could Weaken Local Kentucky Emergency Management

Credit Hopkins County Emergency Management / Facebook

As the region recovers from last week’s snowstorm, local emergency response agencies could see heavy cuts thanks to a potential U.S. Department of Homeland Security shutdown.

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Environment
4:46 pm
Thu February 19, 2015

NWS: More Precipitation, Possible Flooding on the Way

Credit http://www.crh.noaa.gov/pah/

National Weather Service meteorologists say a very active and rapidly changing weather pattern will be with us over the next few days, with more wintry precipitation followed by possible flooding.

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Education
12:21 pm
Wed February 18, 2015

Murray State Prepares Backup Generators for Possible TVA Shutoff

Credit Matt Markgraf, WKMS

With what could become record cold weather on the way, Murray State University plans to avert potential power outages with its generator system.

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Society
2:44 pm
Tue February 17, 2015

Warming Centers Open in Western Kentucky

Credit Matt Markgraf/WKMS

As temperatures in the region drop below freezing for the next few days, local warming centers are opening their doors. Be sure to call ahead, as hours may vary.

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