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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Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant
12:09 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

DOE Ships Paducah Plant Debris Cross-Country In Cleanup Effort

A P&L locomotive travels near Woodville Road, south of the Paducah site, with the waste shipment in tow.
Credit Department of Energy

Twenty-eight rail cars filled with debris from demolition of part of the Department of Energy’s Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant site have been delivered to Energy Solutions in Clive, Utah. 1,920 tons of steel beams, plates, piping and equipment removed from a metals reduction plant in February were sent to the radioactive waste disposal facility 80 miles west of Salt Lake City.  The first five cars left Paducah July 15th and the last shipment arrived in Utah August 8th.  

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Education
12:48 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Tennessee Law Forces State Schools To Allow Home-Schooled Athletes

A new piece of legislation is forcing Tennessee school districts to allow home-schooled students to participate in school sponsored sports teams.  Previously, individual school boards had been able to set their own guidelines for home-schooled students. Henry County Schools Assistant Director Brian Norton said the law reverses their school’s old policy of disallowing home-schooled students.

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Congressional Redistricting
3:38 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Kentucky House Democrats Offer Legislative Redistricting Plan

Kentucky House Democrats have advanced their legislative redistricting plan today which would see Democrat and Republican incumbents competing in the same districts. This comes a week after GOP legislators revealed their proposal.  Democratic Representative Tommy Thompson said their plan follows the “one person, one vote” mandate.  But, he said he knows some of his colleagues will be unhappy with the idea of having to run against someone in their own party.

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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

Credit phc.amedd.army.mil

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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