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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Environment
12:22 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

(Updated) NWS: Rainfall Predictions Increased for Severe Weather Thursday

UPDATE: 12:37pm Thursday

The National Weather Service in Paducah has updated the amount rainfall expected to hit our area in the second round of storms this afternoon. 

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Government
2:43 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Fifth Hopkinsville Mayoral Candidate Files Intent to Run

A fifth candidate is likely to emerge in the Hopkinsville mayoral race.

Independent Candidate Walter Shamble has filed his letter of intent with the county clerk’s office, ahead of an April 1st deadline. 

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Education
12:39 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Calloway County School Board Declines to Renew Bargo's Contract

Calloway County Schools District Office
Credit calloway county schools

This is Calloway County Schools Superintendent Kennith Bargo's last year at the helm following the Board of Education's vote last night against renewing his contract. 

The board’s unanimous decision came following an executive session at the district’s central office yesterday.

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Education
4:02 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Graves County Schools Declares Cuba Elementary as Surplus Property

Despite pleas from community members the Graves County Board of Education has declared Cuba Elementary School surplus property to be sold in a public auction.  

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Government
3:36 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Discovery Period Extended in Van Newberry Zoning Case

Credit youtube

Discovery continues in a lawsuit regarding potential zoning misconduct case involving McCracken County's Judge Executive and his deputy. 

The case's first pre-trial conference took place this morning. 

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Government
11:47 am
Fri March 21, 2014

New Commander Takes Over Kentucky National Guard's Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center

Credit kentuckyguard.com

Col.  Steven T. King is taking over command of the Wendell H Regional Training Center in Muhlenberg Sunday.

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Business
3:46 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

E-Z Portable Buildings Brings New Jobs to McCracken County

Credit ezpb.com

A Metropolis, Illinois-based storage-manufacturing company is relocating its base to McCracken County bringing close to 100 new jobs. 

E-Z Portable Buildings announced that it’s moving its headquarters to the former Essex Wire Plant in West Paducah which has sat vacant for nearly five years. 

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Education
3:35 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

McCracken County and Paducah Schools Plan to Name New Superintendents This Month

The search for two school superintendents is approaching its end after the search committees handed their recommendations over to their respective boards of education last night. 

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Government
3:46 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

Madisonville Unveils Masterplan for Mahr Park Development

Credit Lose & Associates

Madisonville officials and a Nashville-based architect firm have unveiled the master plan for the Mahr Park project and plan to start initial development stages soon.

The city is working with the firm Lose & Associates for the 265-acre park. 

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Politics
2:46 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

Alison Lundergan Grimes Speaks in Hopkinsville Tonight

US Senate candidate and Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes visits Hopkinsville tonight to share her vision for Western Kentucky. 

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