Parker Franklin

Reporter

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 at the station, you can almost always find him watching sports or immersing himself in his small (but growing!) vinyl collection.

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Land Between the Lakes

The Homeplace 1850s Working Farm and Living History Museum is holding a special event at its weekly Sunday Afternoons in the Parlor.

Participants will learn about papercraft in the 19th century and how to make fun and practical items to take home.

Calloway County Sheriff's Office

A celebration of life service will be held this weekend for Calloway County woman Jennifer Hicks.

Hicks was found dead in Murray February 25.

Keep the TN River Beautiful, via Facebook

Local organization Keep the Tennessee River Beautiful will be cleaning up at Land Between the Lakes this weekend.

Program Coordinator Laura Howard speaks with Austin Carter on Sounds Good about the importance of the Tennessee River.

Laura Hunt / Kentucky Lions Club

The late Bennie Purcell, a sports icon in Murray State history, is this year’s Ralph Beard Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.

 

Purcell’s son and MSU tennis coach Mel accepted on his behalf at a ceremony Tuesday.

Museums of Hopkinsville

Later this week, the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County will hold its 24th annual Edgar Cayce Hometown Seminar. The Friday-Sunday event covers the life of the mystic who grew up in Western Kentucky.

Executive Director Alissa Keller Speaks with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about one of the region’s most well-known figures.

Mediacom Support, via Twitter

TV and communications provider Mediacom plans to invest $1 billion in its broadband service over the next three years, including locations in western Kentucky.

Hopkinsville Police Department

A routine traffic stop in Christian County turned into a drug bust Monday when police allegedly found more than 100 pounds of marijuana in a woman’s vehicle.

Ervin Dimeny / via LinkedIn

A Louisville court interpreter has been appointed Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Workplace Standards.

Ervin Dimeny took office last week.

landbetweenthelakes.us

Nine wildlife refuges at Land Between the Lakes re-open Wednesday.

Locations including Duncan, Smith and Rushing Bays close from November 1 through March 15 to allow migratory birds some undisturbed rest.

Alesem, 123rf Stock Photo

Track work in Christian, Hopkins and Webster Counties will bring railroad crossing and road closures later this month.

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