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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Education
12:01 pm
Tue December 30, 2014

Eight Simple Rules to Managing Your Kid’s Entertainment This Holiday Season

The Dawn app is a customizable content curation tool that helps parents find appropriate applications, games and more for their child.
Credit Magicalis (magicalis.com)

In an increasingly media-connected world, sometimes parents struggle to know what exactly their kids are seeing, hearing and interacting with. Dan Olschwang is CEO of Magicalis, a company that aims to help solve this problem. His new app "Dawn" helps parents discover engaging and appropriate content for their kids.

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Society
12:02 pm
Mon December 29, 2014

Mentalist to Perform for "Save the Massac" Project

Credit Save The Massac

Nationally known mentalist and illusionist Morgan Strebler grew up in Sikeston, Missouri.  He's a Superman fan and this Wednesday, for New Year's Eve, he’s performing at the Baymont Theatre in Metropolis.

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Society
12:01 pm
Mon December 29, 2014

Calloway County Public Library Looks Ahead to 2015

Credit Matt Markgraf - WKMS

As 2014 comes to a close, Calloway County Public Library's Sandy Linn recounts this year's achievements and next year's new programming. Toward the end of each month, Linn visits Sounds Good to renew awareness of what's happening at the Calloway County Public Library.

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Education
11:46 am
Wed December 17, 2014

MSU President Talks Tobacco Ban, University Marketing Shifts

Murray State University President Bob Davies.

Murray State University President Bob Davies stopped by WKMS to discuss topics ranging from a long-discussed tobacco ban to the school’s overall marketing approach.

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Society
4:13 pm
Sat December 13, 2014

UPDATED: No Foul Play Suspect in Murray Woman's Death

UPDATE Monday 2:15pm - No foul play is suspected in the death of 23-year-old Megan Cooper over the weekend.  

Calloway County Coroner Ricky Harris says no lethal trauma was found and does not suspect foul play. However, a toxicology report from Louisville will reveal more into the cause of death. Harris says those reports usually take about 10 days.  

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Sports
4:20 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Murray State Names New Football Coach

Pictured: Mitch Stewart.
Credit Murray State Athletics

Murray State University’s football team has named its next leader just hours after former coach Chris Hatcher took the top spot at Samford University.

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Government
3:24 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Ryan Champion Could Face the Death Penalty if Convicted

Credit Facebook

A Trigg County man accused in the killing of his parents, sister and an acquaintance could face the death penalty if convicted.

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Government
12:11 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Murray-Calloway Parks and Recreation Seeks Donations

Credit Murray Calloway County Parks and Recreation / Facebook

The Murray-Calloway County Parks and Recreation Department has launched a public fundraiser just a month after voters rejected a potential "nickel tax". The department’s teaming up with the Murray-Calloway County Community Foundation and nonprofit Red Basket in asking for donations in person or online.

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Government
12:55 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

Report: Tennessee Cuts Debt, Still Long Way to Go

Credit Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury

A report from the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office shows that while the state has paid off a significant amount of its debt, it still has a long way to go.

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Society
3:36 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

Murray's "Main Street Merriment" Kicks off Tomorrow

A view of Dickens' Alley.
Credit Murray Convention and Visitors Bureau

Tomorrow, Murray Main Street kicks off its Main Street Merriment festivities from 5 to 8 p.m. Executive Director Deana Wright visits Sounds Good and says she's planned some familiar events along with some new ones sure to help bring Christmas to the city. Here's a rundown of festivities:

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