Rob Canning

Reporter

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.

Ways to Connect

Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain

A measure giving Illinois voters a chance to decide if an independent commission should draw the state’s political boundaries is a step closer to the ballot.

Calloway County Sheriff

Authorities say a Hazel, Ky man has been arrested for suspected marijuana trafficking in Calloway County. 

Kentucky State Police

To commemorate the life of a Kentucky State Trooper who was killed in the line of duty last year, the Kentucky State Police and Transportation Cabinet are renaming a portion of Interstate 24 in Lyon County. 

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, transportation.ky.gov

3:30pm: ALL CLEAR

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Paducah is one of the best places in America to retire to, according to a national magazine.

“Where to Retire” magazine finds more than 700,000 Americans relocate to new towns to retire every year.  

Jan Fidler, 123rf Stock Photo

Attorney General Andy Beshear’s Office is providing more than $700,000 to substance abuse treatment facilities statewide to combat Kentucky’s opioid drug epidemic. 

Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, Facebook

State Auditor Mike Harmon’s office says it is referring its findings of a review into the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources over to the Kentucky State Police and Kentucky Branch Ethics Commission. 

Paul Sableman / Flickr (Creative Commons License)

New data from the Illinois State Board of Education show many schools in the state have cut back on days of physical education in class schedules.  

City of Paducah / Facebook

Paducah officials are ready to unveil the city’s newest community space and park to downtown visitors.

Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says he expects crime will spike “at some point” because the state budget impasse is leading to cutbacks of a juvenile offender program.  

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