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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Princeton’s first bourbon and moonshine distillery is set to open at noon today.

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Update 4:06 pm: Two of the five injured soldiers are being treated at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. The other three were treated at the base hospital and later released. 

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Paducah Police say two children were injured in a pre-school bus collision earlier Thursday.

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A western Kentucky clerk has removed a painting of the Ten Commandments from her office, after being told it violated a Supreme Court ruling banning religious establishment displays in government courthouses.

Last month, the Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a letter to Trigg County clerk Carmen Finley saying that her display breaches separation of church and state.  

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Murray State University President Bob Davies is addressing public concern over the presence of a controversial political group on campus last week. 

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Update: Murray State University President Dr. Bob Davies responds

Members of an organization labeled by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a “white nationalist hate group” were on Murray State’s campus this week recruiting members.

MSU officials say the so-called Traditionalist Workers Party is not affiliated with the university, but paid for and reserved a table in the Curris Center, a public space.

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The Tennessee Department of Transportation is halting all lane closures and construction over the Labor Day weekend.

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More Kentucky families now qualify for financial aid to help pay for child care, thanks to increased funding from the state Legislature and a change in guidelines.

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Retiring US. Rep. Ed Whitfield says he will resign early from office next week, triggering a special election for Kentucky's 1st Congressional District. 

Whitfield sent a letter Monday notifying Gov. Matt Bevin of the move.

 

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The Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice says all of its 28 residential facilities are at 100 percent compliance with the federal Prison Rape Elimination Act, or PREA.

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