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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Education
4:18 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Paducah Schools Extend School Day Hours To Make Up For Snow

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As many area schools are tacking on days to the school year following a large number of snow-days, one district is replacing those missed days another way. 

Paducah Public Schools will keep students in class an extra 15 minutes at the end of the day starting February 24th until the end of the year. 

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Government
2:47 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

KYTC Aims To Gather Public Feedback On Kentucky Rail Plan Update

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is set to gather public input to update the Commonwealth's rail plan. The plan outlines freight and rail passenger trends and long-term rail transportation goals. 

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Education
3:45 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

APSU Presidential Search Committee to Meet Next Week

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The search committee to find a new president for Austin Peay State University meets for the first time next week. 

On Friday, The Tennessee Board of Regents named the search committee to find a replacement for current president Tim Hall who will leave in May to be the next President at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, New York. 

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Government
12:32 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

KYTC Awards Contract For Eggner's Ferry Bridge Replacement

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has awarded the construction contract to replace the Eggner’s Ferry Bridge to Texas-based Johnson Brothers Corporation. 

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Business
4:07 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Christian County Chamber of Commerce Business Competition Underway

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  The Christian County Chamber of Commerce's third annual Christian County Cares business plan competition is underway, where entrepreneurs could win resources to help with their start-up.

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Business
4:14 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

CSX Announces Construction of Rail Inspection Yard in Christian County

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Local officials are welcoming the announcement of construction of a CSX rail yard just south of Hopkinsville.

Thursday, the Florida-based rail company confirmed plans to build a rail inspection and repair yard within the Casky community in Christian County. 

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Politics
1:24 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Bill Clinton to Campaign for Grimes in Kentucky

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Former President Bill Clinton is planning a trip to Kentucky later this month to campaign for Democratic US Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes. 

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Speaker's Corner
6:28 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Speaker's Corner: Holly Bloodworth, 2014's Teacher of the Year

Holly Bloodworth, 2014 Kentucky Teacher of the Year
Credit Rob Canning

You can listen to Bloodworth's speech here

27-year teaching veteran and 2014's Kentucky Teacher of the Year Holly Bloodworth spoke to members of the public and faculty at Murray State University's Freed Curd Auditorium. 

Bloodworth spoke about the inspiration that begin her career in public education, how the lessons learned from her students changed her life, and her journey towards Teacher of the Year. 

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Business
3:57 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

UPG Pre-Paid Propane Supply Unavailable Until Feb. 15; KY Atty. General Investigating

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Kentucky's Attorney General's office is questioning a Paducah based company's reasoning for cutting its deliveries of pre-paid propane.  

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Closings
12:01 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

School Closings & Delays - Friday, Feb 7

We'll keep this post updated as we become notified of closings and delays for Friday, Feb. 7th due to winter weather. Updated: 11:53 p.m. 

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