Rob Canning

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Rob Canning is a native of Murray, KY, a junior at Murray State University and a news writing intern at WKMS. He majors in TV Production and splits most of his time between class and serving as team captain of the Murray State Rowing Club. Rob's goal is to become a screenwriter, film director or producer and looks to the likes of Quentin Tarantino and Guy Ritchie for inspiration. He appreciates good music, mainly favoring British rock n' roll, and approves of anything with Jack White's name on it. When not studying, rowing or writing, Rob enjoys spending his free time with a book or guitar.

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Culture
2:50 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Travis Stone is the New Voice of the Kentucky Derby

Credit Churchill Downs

Travis Stone is the new Churchill Downs announcer and will be the voice of the Kentucky Derby next year, the track said today. 

Stone succeeds Larry Collmus, who left after a little under a year to call races at New York Races. 

He becomes the eighth announcer at the historic track. 

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Education
2:33 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

McCracken School Board Approves Reopening MCEA Contract Negotiations

The McCracken County School Board is looking to reestablish professional negotiations with the teachers of the McCracken County Education Association.

The board’s unanimous decision came at its regular meeting last night. 

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Government
3:22 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

Paducah Officials Mull Possible Curb-Side Recycling Service Next Year

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Paducah city officials are considering introducing a curbside recycling service next year. 

The City Commission met Tuesday to discuss the city's contract with solid waste disposal company Republic Services which expires in June, 2015. 

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Government
12:58 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

Tenn. Governor Names Randy Boyd New Economic Development Commissioner

Randy Boyd
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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has named his former higher education advisor Randy Boyd the new commissioner of economic development. 

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Society
4:01 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Union County Miner Killed in Underground Cart Accident

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A Union County coal miner died today after being struck by a ram car in an underground mine near Waverly.  

This is the 2nd mine-related fatality in Kentucky this year.

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Infrastructure
12:38 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

KYTC Crews Prepare Roads for Winter Weather This Week

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Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews are pre-treating roads in anticipation of snow later this week.

The National Weather Service in Paducah calls for a 30 percent chance of wintery precipitation tomorrow and Thursday and a greater chance on Friday.

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Crime
12:22 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

KSP Investigating Two Arson Cases in Calloway County

Kentucky State Police and the State Fire Marshal's office are investigating two unrelated cases of arson near Hazel in Calloway County.  

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Culture
3:57 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

Bluegrass Music Museum Director Leaves to Run ROMP Festival

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The International Bluegrass Music Museum's executive director is leaving her post to head production duties at the ROMP Festival in Daviess County. 

The Owensboro museum's board of trustees announced today that Gabrielle Gray is retiring from executive director after 12 years.  

Gray will retain her position as Executive Producer of ROMP, the signature bluegrass music festival she founded in 2004. She also remains the museum's primary grant writer. 

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Government
12:50 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

Murray Officials Seek Public Feedback on Future of Downtown Projects

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Murray city and economic officials seek public input on the future of Downtown.  

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Government
11:21 am
Mon December 15, 2014

Eggners Ferry Bridge - Closed Tuesday Night

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UPDATE, Monday (12/15/14) - The Eggners Ferry Bridge over Kentucky Lake will be closed tomorrow night from 9 PM to 5 AM Wednesday morning. 

The closure is to allow contractors to place concrete for Pier #8 as part of construction of the New Eggners Ferry Bridge. The contractor will place message boards along US 68 in Marshall and Trigg Counties and on KY 80 in Calloway County to alert the public to the overnight closure.   There will be a marked detour between Cadiz and Aurora via Interstate 24 and the Purchase Parkway. 

KYTC says expect a closure once a week for the next few months. 

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