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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U.S. Congress

The House Ethics Committee says veteran Congressman Ed Whitfield of Kentucky violated House rules by allowing his wife to lobby staff members on a bill he sponsored that was related to her work. 

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U.S. Army Major General Gary Volesky says recent terrorist attacks in the US and Europe are some indication that the so-called Islamic State is losing in Iraq.

Members of the Fort Campbell 101st Airborne Division deployed to Iraq in March as part of the 18-nation Combined Joint Forces to train Iraqi Security Forces.

Fort Campbell, via release

Update Wednesday:  The soldier recently recovered in a Fort Campbell creek has been identified as 34-year-old Spc. Dhaifal Ali of Arlington, Texas. 

Troutman's Trek / Facebook

An 85-year-old Illinois man is walking 500 miles across 3 states to benefit childhood cancer research. He plans to reach Kentucky by Friday.

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Crittenden County is moving closer towards achieving Work Ready certification.  

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has named a new director to the state’s Higher Education Commission.

Rick Howlett, WFPL

A group opposed to a new Noah's ark attraction in Kentucky says it is warning hundreds of public schools against visiting the Ark Encounter.  

The Freedom From Religion Foundation says ark field trips would expose children to religious proselytizing in violation of the constitutional separation of church and state.  

Rob Canning, WKMS

Local officials are hopeful a new spec building north of Murray could help bring western Kentucky onto the national and global stage for business investment. 

City of Hopkinsville Local Government / Facebook

Hopkinsville residents attended a vigil Sunday to promote unity following recent events across the country regarding race and policing.

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Update: The sole fatality of the crash has been identified as Tennessee Valley Authority  pilot John R. Love of Maryville, TN.  

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