Rob Canning


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.


1:20 pm
Thu March 19, 2015

Trigg County Hospital Selects New CEO

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Trigg County Hospital’s board of trustees has selected John Sumner to be the hospital's new CEO.

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2:10 pm
Tue March 17, 2015

Record-Breaking College Bass Fishing Tournament Held at Kentucky Lake

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Over 300 fisherman from across the nation will be on Kentucky Lake this weekend for what organizers hope to be the largest college bass tournament of all-time.  

The inaugural FLW college tournament is open to all eligible college teams, regardless of division or location. The event is free to any college team. 

Murray State University will be represented by Seth Brock and Lance Freeman.  

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2:51 pm
Mon March 16, 2015

Heavy Rainfall Causes Flooding Issues Along Ohio River

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Flood waters are are moving down the Ohio River and prompted a  flood warning for manyRiver Kentucky counties.  

The National Weather Service outlook shows water levels have risen some 6 feet above the 39-foot flood stage in Paducah.  

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11:52 am
Mon March 16, 2015

School Districts Revise Calendars to Account for Snow Days

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  School districts are amending their school calendars to account for multiple snow days during the past few weeks.   

The Kentucky Department of Education requires 1,062 instructional hours per academic year.

Some districts have missed 12 days this semester. 

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11:59 am
Fri March 13, 2015

NRC Orders Honeywell to Change Discrimination Policy and Guidelines

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has ordered Honeywell, Inc. to administer new policies for reporting employee and safety concerns.  

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3:39 pm
Thu March 12, 2015

Psychiatric Treatment Facility for Children with Autism Coming to Marshall County

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Developers of a new Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility in Marshall County are hoping to make it easier for families with autistic children to find treatment in the Jackson Purchase Area.  

Drs. Maqbool Ahmed and Wasim Sajid are partnering to develop the 24-bed Purchase Youth Villages facility near Benton specializing in treating children ages 4 to 21 with severe autism.  

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12:01 pm
Wed March 11, 2015

Furniture Manufacturer Adding 42 Jobs to Ohio County Facility

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A furniture manufacturer is expanding operations at its Ohio County facility and is expected to create up to 42 new jobs and invest $318,000 in the area.  

The Indiana-based Kimball International Inc. produces office furniture for companies in the hospitality industry.  

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2:06 pm
Mon March 9, 2015

TVA Releases 2015 IRP Draft, Aims to Balance Cost-Efficiency and Expansion in Renewables

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The Tennessee Valley Authority is seeking public input on a draft of its 2015 Integrated Resource Plan. 

 The IRP details various scenarios and strategies TVA may face through 2033 as it focuses on relying more on nuclear power and less on coal.

TVA produces an IRP every five years with the last one in 2011, but Vice President of Stakeholder Relations Joe Hoagland says fundamental changes in environmental policy and the utility industry have prompted an updated plan now.

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3:29 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

I-24: Road Crews Making Progress, Working to Clear Ice Before Dark

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Update 3:30 pm

Road crews are hard at work to clear as much snow and ice from area Interstate 24 and other area highways before dusk, when cold temperatures pose a chance for potential re-freezing.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokesman Keith Todd says crews are confident to have both directions of I-24 mostly clear by tonight.

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2:24 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

NWS: Recent Snowstorm was 3rd Largest on Local Record

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It’s a record snow event, according to the National Weather Service in Paducah.

The 12.1 inches at the NWS office eclipses the previous March record of 9.0 inches set in 1960. This snowstorm was the third largest of all-time in our area over a two-day period.  

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