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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Interstate 69
12:45 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Local Leaders To Discuss Economic Impacts Of I-69 Corridor

Community leaders from across the region are invited to attend a planning seminar to discuss the impacts of the coming I-69 corridor.  “I-69: Our Road To The Future” will examine the effects interstates have had on communities and prepare officials from Kentucky, Illinois and Tennessee for future economic growth. Executive Director of the Madisonville-Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce Lee Lingo said the interstate is going to be one of the most significant changes to occur in the Pennyrile region.

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Crime
10:13 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Clarksville Police Identify Shooting Victim, Homicide Investigation Underway

Clarksville police are investigating the shooting death of a man whose body was discovered in the vicinity of Northwest High School parking lot yesterday morning.  The Clarksville Police Department said they believe 38-year-old Daniel Lamar Reed was shot and killed around 2 a.m. Thursday morning.  The CPD is asking for help to determine Reed's whereabouts before the shooting.  Police Sergeant Charles Gill said the department is confident the death isn't related to the high school's staff or students.

Education
2:27 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Marie Grubbs Named Lacy Elementary School Principal

Credit paducah.kyschools.us

The Christian County Board of Education has named Marie Grubbs as the new principal of Lacy Elementary School.  Grubbs is currently the assistant principal at McNabb Elementary School in Paducah.  

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Society
12:18 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Organizers Ready For 19th Annual BBQ On The River

Credit bbqontheriver.org

Preparations for Paducah’s 19th annual Barbeque on the River festival are already under way. The three-day festival will feature live music, games for kids and, of course, over 90,000 pounds of smoked meat from competing vendors. But plans are in the works to include a new contest category that would allow casual barbequers to compete. Festival Director David Boggs said the decision to include the “In Your Backyard Pig Cook-Off” was a logistical necessity.

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Education
4:02 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Lt. Gov. Abramson Speaks To Students At Energy-Focused Career Craze

Credit ltgovernor.ky.gov

Hopkins County 7th and 8th graders are getting an education in renewable energies as part of the state sponsored "Career Craze" program.

Kentucky Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson kicked off the event at Madisonville Community College today. Abramson urged the students to start preparing for college early and highlighted the importance of the state community college system. 

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Government
10:22 am
Tue August 13, 2013

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet To Hold Public Forum For US 641 Relocation

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is holding a public information meeting to discuss relocating a 10 mile stretch of US 641 from Fredonia to Eddyville. 

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Government
9:40 am
Tue August 13, 2013

Three Fort Campbell Soldiers Killed In Afghanistan

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Three Fort Campbell soldiers have died in Afghanistan supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

The Department of Defense says 26 year old Staff Sgt. Octavio Herrera, 22 year old Sgt. Jamar Hicks and 26 year-old Spc. Keith Grace of the 101st Airborne's 4th Brigade Combat team died Sunday when enemy forces attacked their unit with indirect fire.  

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Education
12:31 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

Traffic Backs Up Outside New McCracken High School

Credit mccrackencountyschools.org

The new consolidated McCracken County High School had its first day of classes today and, as sheriff deputies expected, there was a high volume of traffic on the roads.  Six McCracken County sheriff deputies were stationed outside the school this morning dealing with traffic back-ups as more than 1,500 students arrived.  Sheriff Jon Hayden said there were officials from the Kentucky Department of Highways monitoring traffic flow and looking into alternate solutions.

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Weather
10:57 am
Thu August 8, 2013

National Weather Service Predicts Severe Thunderstorms Through The Weekend

Credit Photo by Darren Brown

The National Weather Service is predicting heavy rainfall for the next three days. 2-3 inches have been predicted with a chance of several thunderstorms in the early weekend. 

NWS Meteorologist Kelly Hooper said the recent conditions for storms are unusual for this time of year.

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Madisonville Library Board
12:56 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Madisonville Library Board Works To Lower Prevailing Wage Bill

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The Madisonville Public Library Board is trying to cut a $98, 904 prevailing wage bill against them. The Kentucky Cabinet of Labor determined in May that the library’s renovation project is subject to prevailing wage and conducted an audit of what they believe the board owed to their contractors.  Library board attorney Randall Hardesty said the board is now trying to get the Cabinet’s calculation lowered.

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