Rob Canning

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Rob Canning is a native of Murray, KY, a 2015 TV Production grad of Murray State. At MSU, he served 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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Kentucky is re-dedicating the Capitol Education Center in Frankfort to honor Gold Star Families.

Gold Star Families are families whose sons or daughters were active duty military when they lost their lives fighting a U.S. enemy.  

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, transportation.ky.gov

A section of the Interstate 24 – Purchase Parkway is closed to allow emergency responders to recover a crashed semi-truck.  

The closure is expect to last until around 5 PM.

kentuckyderby.com

Churchill Downs is working to complete a $37 million project in time to add more than 1,800 seats for the 2018 Kentucky Derby. 

Public Affairs Offfice / Ft Campbell

170 soldiers from the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division have returned to Fort Campbell after a 9-month deployment in Iraq.  

A welcome home ceremony with family and friends of the troops was held at the base this morning (Fri).

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The Massac County Clerk’s Office is holding a recount for a ballot initiative that failed to pass by a single vote. The initiative to increase the county’s sales tax by 1 percent was defeated 3,319 votes to 3,318. 

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State workers in Illinois are protesting Governor Bruce Rauner's plan to enact his own terms for a new labor contract.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Murray State President Bob Davies says the university will continue its search for new Provost candidates, despite naming two finalist candidates earlier this month.  

Robert Fischer, Jr. and Mark Anderson made campus visit last week.  

City of Murray Mayor's Office/Facebook

The Murray City Council will begin hashing out details of a possible payroll tax during a work session Thursday night, and some officials hope it will clear the air around the debated issue.

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is holding a public meeting to discuss replacing the US 60 Smithland Bridge.  

KYTC conducted a scoping study in 2013 which found that the current bridge over the Cumberland River had a sufficiency rating of 32 points out of 100 due to narrow lane and shoulder width. An engineering appraisal also came back with the comment “intolerable – replace.”  

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A Tennessee judge says he is considering holding separate trials for each of the three men charged in the kidnapping, rape and killing of Holly Bobo more than five years ago. 

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