Parker Franklin


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.


1:08 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

UT Martin Receives $2 Million Grant

Pictured are two former students of UT Martin's veterinary science program. Funding from this grant will help to expand the program to accommodate more students.
Credit UT Martin

The University of Tennessee at Martin has received a nearly $2 million-dollar US Department of Education grant aid in student advising and its veterinary science program.

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2:47 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

Hopkins County Jail to Replace Potentially Dangerous Equipment

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The Hopkins County Jail will receive half a million dollars in credit for the replacement of outdated and potentially dangerous heating and air units.

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4:44 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

Advanced Placement Test Participation in Kentucky Doubles


More than twice as many Kentucky public school students are taking Advanced Placement tests, according to data released by the state education department. The AP program gives students the opportunity to pursue college-level coursework and earn credits while still in high school.

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4:21 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

CHART: Tennessee, Kentucky Among Toughest States to Live in

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Tennessee and Kentucky are two of the toughest states to live in, according to findings from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.

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12:13 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

Clarksville Homicides on the Rise

Homicides in Clarksville are on the rise, according to data from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

Ten cases took place just this year, compared to eight (six in the city, two in Montgomery County) in 2013. This year's numbers come out to seven homicides per 100,000 people.

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12:31 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

Kentucky 2nd District State House Candidates Discuss Issues

Pictured: Democrat Jesse Wright (left) and Incumbent Republican Richard Heath.

As the Kentucky House of Representatives election race heats up, second district incumbent Richard Heath (R) and challenger Jesse Wright (D) visited WKMS for a political forum.

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4:22 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

USEC Emerges from Bankruptcy Under New Name

Credit Centrus Energy

The United States Enrichment Corporation emerged from Chapter Eleven Bankruptcy with a new name after completion of its restructuring plan today.

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2:15 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

MSU President Bob Davies Weighs in on Campus Projects, Enrollment and Potential Tobacco Ban

MSU President Bob Davies speaks with WKMS News Director Chad Lampe about the state of affairs on campus.

Murray State University President Dr. Bob Davies stopped by for a Sounds Good discussion that ranged from ongoing construction projects to MSU enrollment and a potential campus-wide tobacco ban. Here's a quick snapshot of the conversation:

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3:53 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

Paducah Police Department Earns Public Safety Award

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Anti-texting and driving efforts orchestrated by the Paducah Police Department have earned a public safety award.

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2:43 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

Marshall County Names New Public Health Director

Pictured: Laura Hawes-Hammons
Credit Christian County Health Department

Owensboro native Laura Hawes-Hammons is the Marshall County Health Department's next leader.

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