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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Education
12:09 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Judge Grants Injunction to Halt Auction of Cuba Elementary School

Credit Paul Schaumburg

Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd is granting the group of disgruntled residents suing the Graves Board of Education a temporary injunction effectively halting the sale of Cuba Elementary School. 

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Government
3:14 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Kentucky Property Tax Goes Unchanged for 2014-2015 Fiscal Year

Kentucky’s property tax rate remains unchanged for 2014.

The state Department of Revenue has set it at 12.2 cents per $100 of assessed value. 

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Society
12:06 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Smithland Cancels Firework Display Due to Lack of Pyrotechnic Operator

Smithland residents will need to go elsewhere to see fireworks this year.

The Smithland Area Chamber of Commerce announced Friday it won’t be able to put on its usual riverfront Fourth of July fireworks display this year due to a change in operator regulations. 

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Government
4:12 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Federal Judge: Eggners Ferry Bridge Lawsuit Should Be Heard in Kentucky Court

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A federal judge says the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's lawsuit against employees of Foss Maritime Co. should be heard in a state circuit court. 

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Government
2:54 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Coursey's Attorney Attempts to Seal "Smut-Filled" Deposition Videos

Credit www.lrc.ky.gov

The counsel for Kentucky State Representative Will Coursey (D-Symsonia) is asking a judge to seal embarrassing videos of a deposition he gave in his counter-suit against a Capitol staffer who has accused him of sexual harassment. 

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Infrastructure
12:35 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

KYTC Engineers Hear Public Comment on I-69/I-24 Connector Shutdown

Credit Wikimedia Commons

Following a public information meeting in Calvert City last night (Thursday), Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials and engineers are considering how to modernize the nearby I-69 / I-24 interchange.  

Thursday, state highway officials and project engineers heard comment from residents at a public information meeting in Calvert City. 

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Government
11:50 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Paducah Fire Dept Launches Storm Shelter Registration Program

Credit paducahky.gov

The Paducah Fire Department is launching a storm shelter registration program to aid first responders in the case of a disaster. 

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Fireworks
12:56 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

21 Places to See Fireworks This July 4th Weekend

Credit Wikimedia Commons

This July 4th is the 238th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and communities across our region will be celebrating with their own impressive displays of fireworks.

Here's a list of scheduled fireworks displays and events going on over July 4th weekend. 

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Government
11:20 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Mayfield City Councilman Intends to Run Against Mayor Cantrell

Mayfield city council member Johnny Jackson is running against Mayor Teresa Cantrell this November as a write-in candidate. 

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Infrastructure
9:22 am
Sun June 22, 2014

Old Ledbetter Bridge Partially Collapses, KYTC to Conduct Investigation

Credit KYTC

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet reports that part of the Old Ledbetter Bridge over the Tennessee River collapsed early this morning. 

Kentucky State Police contacted KYTC engineers with word that the two land-based piers at the west end of the structure and the 3 approach spans supported on the McCracken County side of the river had dropped to the ground around 2:10 AM Sunday. 

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