Parker Franklin

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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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Society
5:04 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

Yeiser Art Center Kicks Off "Team Spirit" Competition Sunday

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Paducah's Yeiser Art Center hosts a high school art competition annually with cash awards. On Sunday, "Team Spirit" opens with an awards reception from 2 to 4 P.M.

Bill Ford of Bill Ford Interiors, Inc. is providing the award funds; he sat down to speak with Kate Lochte about his involvement.

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Society
4:57 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

MSU Hosting Summer Art Workshop in June

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Each year, Murray State University hosts a hands-on Summer Art Workshop that allows students to express their creativity through several different mediums, all while learning more about the craft and its history.

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Business
4:32 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

Paducah Economic Development CEO Scott Darnell Outlines Future Goals

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Earlier this year, Paducah Economic Development announced the hiring of local marketing firm Mazzone Communications to represent the PED brand.

CEO Scott Darnell spoke with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about the partnership as well as his vision of the future.

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Environment
3:50 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

Roads Clear Up After Morning Snowfall, Chance for Black Ice Overnight

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Roads in our region should be mostly clear this afternoon after light snowfall closed some schools and even caused a few accidents.

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Environment
3:56 pm
Wed January 14, 2015

White Nose Syndrome Taking its Toll in Kentucky

A group of bats affected by white nose syndrome. The fungus typically grows on the nose and wings of hibernating bats.
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Despite a somewhat rosy outlook in the eastern United States, white nose syndrome shows no signs of letting up in Kentucky bats.

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Business
4:49 pm
Tue January 13, 2015

Wickliffe Paper Company Has a New Owner

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Ballard County’s Wickliffe Paper Company officially has a new owner.

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Government
10:42 pm
Fri January 9, 2015

Widow of Former Marshall County Judge/Executive Sworn In as Successor

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  The wife of the late Mike Miller will succeed him as Marshall County's Judge/Executive. Governor Beshear appointed Chyrill Miller to the job Friday, a month after her husband passed away.

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Society
8:20 pm
Fri January 2, 2015

Report: Child Survives Lyon County Plane Crash That Leaves Four Dead

Marty and Kimberly Gutzler
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Federal investigators are responding to a small plane crash in Lyon County that killed four and left a 7-year-old girl as its lone survivor. The flight departed from Key West Florida Friday in route to Mount Vernon Illinois. 

The victims have been identified as:

  • Marty Gutzler, 48 (father)
  • Kimberly Gutzler, 46 (mother)
  • Piper Gutzler, 9 (daughter)
  • Sierra Wilder, 14 (cousin of Piper Gutzler)

The Gutzler family and Wilder were each from Nashville, IL. The name of the surviving 7-year-old passenger is being withheld at the request of family.

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Society
12:05 pm
Fri January 2, 2015

Novelist Michael Kardos Speaking at MSU's Creative Writing Reading Series

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Michael Kardos is the next to the last guest author in Murray State's MFA in Creative Writing reading series that starts tomorrow and continues through next Wednesday.  Kardos' novel, "The Three-Day Affair," is an Esquire best books of 2012.  Kardos reads next Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the Clara Eagle Gallery, 6th Floor, Doyle Fine Arts Center.  He spoke with Kate Lochte about some of his work.

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Society
12:01 pm
Fri January 2, 2015

Author Jenny Boully To Speak at MSU Creative Writing Reading Series

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Murray State's MFA in Creative Writing Reading Series runs Saturday through next Wednesday.  Jenny Boully is the final guest author -- reading at 7:30 p.m. on January 7th in MSU's Clara Eagle Gallery. Her four books seem to shape-shift the genres of poetry and prose in unique ways.   With degrees from Hollins University, the University of Notre Dame, and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, Boully teaches at Columbia College Chicago. She spoke with Kate Lochte about her work.

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