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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Weather
6:57 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Winter Weather: Clarksville, TN Reports .4 of Ice and Numerous Power Outages

Snow plow in downtown Paducah.
Credit John Paul Henry

Update Monday Morning

According to Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokesman Keith Todd  the region had fog overnight in many counties.  A band of light freezing rain that briefly turned to snow swept across Henderson and Webster counties about 2:00 a.m

Temperatures held in the mid-20s which helped salt to continue thawing roads in the overnight hours. 

However, there are still opportunities for re-freezing, as well as some remaining icy spots that require additional treatment.

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Weather
4:59 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

What Can You Expect with Ice and Wind... See Our Resources For Winter Weather

Credit National Weather Service

Below are links to helpful resources available in our area. 

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Weather
3:50 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

Land Between the Lakes To Close Amidst Winter Storm Predictions

The impending winter storm has prompted Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area to close all facilities by 5 PM Thursday.  

All visitors will be asked to leave, including campers in backcountry areas. 

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Education
12:47 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Mayfield Cancels School Day In Support of Football Championship Game

Credit facebook.com

Mayfield students will get a day off this week to cheer on the football team. Mayfield Independent Schools will be closed this Friday, December 6th to allow faculty, staff and students to support the Mayfield Cardinal Football team at the state championship game.

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Politics
11:00 am
Mon December 2, 2013

Candidates Prepare For Next Week's 7th District Special Election

The two candidates looking to fill former state representative John Arnold’s 7th district legislative seat have a week before voters decide who heads to Frankfort.  

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Education
7:25 am
Fri November 29, 2013

Christian County Officials To Develop Contingency Plan in Event of DoDEA Cuts

Credit christian.k12.ky.us

Christian County School Officials are discussing a possible contingency plan should the school face an influx of students from Fort Campbell.  

The issue came up during a Local Planning Committee meeting concerning long-term facility upgrades last week.

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PGDP
1:51 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

Global Laser Enrichment Could Bring New Laser-Based Technology to Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Site

Depleted uranium cylinders stored at PGDP
Credit Department of Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy will begin negotiations with GE Hitachi's Global Laser Enrichment (GLE) for the sale of the depleted uranium hexafluoride inventory at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant.

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Government
11:38 am
Wed November 27, 2013

Kentucky Lawmakers Inquire Into DEA's Policy On Hemp

Kentucky officials are again approaching the United States Drug Enforcement Administration about growing industrial hemp in the state. 

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Crime
10:53 am
Wed November 27, 2013

Tennessee Man Sentenced for 2012 Manslaughter in Calloway Court

Credit Calloway County Jail

A Tennessee man charged with killing a woman in western Kentucky has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.  

Calloway Circuit Judge Dennis Foust handed down the sentence Monday to 56-year-old James Paul Cook of McLemoresville, Tennessee.  Cook was originally charged with wanton murder in the death of 37-year-old Desiree Moore of Puryear, Tennessee, but entered an Alford plea in November to a charge of manslaughter.  

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Government
4:31 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Winter Weather Causes KYTC To Prepare For Icy Road Conditions

 The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is watching the weather this evening to determine whether roads will need to be treated for ice.

KYTC District 1 spokesperson Keith Todd said freezing precipitation has been called for in the forecast, but crews will still need to wait and see if that merits treating the roads just yet.

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