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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Hughart, Beard and Giles Funeral home

Condolences are coming in for a longtime U.S. Army advocate and Congressional aide living in Hopkinsville who died this morning.

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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says he may be "probably comfortable" with legislation to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana.  

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Lawmakers scrambling to find money to fix Illinois’ multi-billion dollar deficit are looking to sugary drinks as one potential source of revenue.  

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  The Diocese of Owensboro has suspended a western Kentucky Catholic priest after church officials received an accusation that he sexually abused a juvenile.  

Gerald Baker, 59, was suspended May 6th.  

Owensboro bishop William Medley said Wednesday that personnel at St. Mary of the Woods Church reported the accusation May 3rd.  

Baker led services at that Whitesville church and St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Ohio County.

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Kentucky bourbon production hit a nearly 50-year high last year. An industry group says the state’s distilleries filled nearly 1.9 million bourbon barrels last year, the highest level since 1967. 

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Hopkinsville has joined the list of Kentucky cities to be designated as a Playful City USA.

The recognition comes from KaBOOM, a non-profit dedicated to providing safe play areas for kids. 

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Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear says the Election Fraud Hotline has received 76 calls from 31 counties as of 7:05 pm CST.

That number already surpasses the 52 calls total the hotline received on the Nov. 3, 2015 statewide election night. 

Paul (photo provided) Gray (Jim Gray for US Senate)

The Associated Press has called the nominations for the two candidates for Kentucky's US Senate race in November.

Sen. Rand Paul has secured the Republican nomination in his pursuit of a second term while Lexington Mayor Jim Gray has secured the Democratic nod. 

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Kentucky Lt. Governor Jenean Hampton says state governors need to make more effort to push back against federal overreach, citing the recent controversy over a transgender bathroom policy in public schools.

Hampton was the featured speaker before the Purchase Area Development District in Mayfield on Monday.

 

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Officials say a woman whose body was found in the Ohio River a day after two other bodies were recovered has been identified. 

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