Rob Canning

Reporter

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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A collaborative project involving the University of Kentucky and US Forest Service to establish a network sharing comprehensive tree health and genetic data between scientists and the public is moving forward.

Lafarge

Close to 40 workers are expected to lose their jobs at a southern Illinois cement plant by the end of the year.  

Nodar Kherkheulidze, Wikimedia Commons

UPDATE Thursday

Two men accused of murdering two western Kentucky brothel workers 22 years ago have been acquitted.  

Murray State University

Update 9/14: All residents of Springer College have now been relocated to other residential halls on campus, according to email update to faculty and staff.

Bill Haslam, Facebook

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam is thanking lawmakers for acting quickly in a special legislative session and preventing the loss of some $60 million in federal road money.

Lance Dennee

A senior US education official says community colleges can be successful when they react quicker to crisis than four-year universities.

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Kentucky's Ag Commissioner is asking the United States Department of Agriculture to reconsider its latest set of rules regarding industrial hemp.

Last month, Ryan Quarles said he would be reviewing the USDA's 'Statement of Principles' to see how it relates to Kentucky's own pilot hemp research program.

Rob Canning, WKMS / Fancy Farm, Bevin

Update: Gov. Bevin's comments have drawn fire from Kentucky Democrats. See below.  

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin says blood might be shed if Democrat Hillary Clinton is elected president.  

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Customers of Jackson Purchase Energy Corporation will see their electricity bills increase by about $22 dollars next month.

That’s because a $52 million dollar bill stabilization fund to alleviate costs on JPEC's 29,600 members in six western Kentucky counties is now nearing depletion.

2008 National Park Service

The West Kentucky Regional Riverport Authority held their first formal meeting in Bardwell Friday.  

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