Parker Franklin


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 busy with classes or at the station, you can usually find him watching sports or playing games with his friends.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Matt Markgraf/WKMS

Update: Back to full power. Signal is strong and clear.

WKMS Classical 88.9 in Murray is off the air, due to icing on the antenna atop Murray State University's Price Doyle Fine Arts.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

  Update Tuesday, 11;54 a.m.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokesman Keith Todd says crews are getting to work on the region’s snow-packed roadways Tuesday morning after an overnight pause. Todd says unnecessary travel is still being discouraged, however.

“The main issue you’re going to see for travel today is, even though some of the main routes are getting fairly clear, we still have a lot of snow plowed up at intersections,” Todd said.

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UPDATE: Jim Carter's funeral has officially been postponed one day due to weather, per the Carter family. Visitation is TUESDAY from 4-8 pm at Heritage Funeral Home. The funeral is now WEDNESDAY at 2 pm at Lovett Auditorium. Please help share this change.

Long-time Murray State Administrator Jim Carter passed away over the weekend after a battle with cancer. Carter most recently served as the Vice President for Institutional Advancement which included oversight of WKMS.