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.

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Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Democratic U.S. Senate Candidate and Lexington Mayor Jim Gray brought his listening tour to a coffee shop in Murray Friday to find out more about western Kentucky issues.  

Gray is one of the six challengers to unseat Republican junior Senator and former presidential candidate Rand Paul in the fall.  

Fort Campbell 101st Airborne Division Patch, wikimedia commons

Update: the 101st has released the name of the solider killed during a live-fire training exercise Tuesday. 

Charles Rondeau, publicdomainpictures.net

The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education says they’ve completed installation of a project that will provide all public universities with a tenfold increase in high speed internet access.  

CPE partnered with the University of Kentucky on the upgrade that will allow schools on the Kentucky Regional Optical Network a 100-gigabit connection to Internet2, the nation’s largest research and education exchange infrastructure.  

Stephen Lance Dennee

Volunteers with the Western Kentucky Chapter of the American Red Cross are going door-to-door in Mayfield to assist families affected by this week’s tornado.  

The EF-3 storm ripped through western Kentucky devastating a section of Mayfield and leaving 25 individuals displaced. Graves County officials estimate $3 million in damages.

Sergey Kuzmin, 123rf Stock Photo

Tennessee general fund tax collections are beating projections by nearly $700 million through the first month of the budget year. 

LRC Public Information

Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo has filed a lawsuit questioning the constitutional legality of Gov. Matt Bevin’s recent veto actions.  

The Democratic Representative from Prestonburg and former Kentucky Attorney General filed the lawsuit Wednesday in Franklin Circuit Court.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear is reminding Kentuckians to help combat voter fraud during next Tuesday’s Primary Election by using the Election Fraud hotline.  

Anyone witnessing election irregularities or possible election law violations can call the hotline at “800-328-8683 (VOTE)".  

NWS

The National Weather Service in Paducah says thunderstorms will impact most of the region today with the chance of some becoming severe.  

www.ecigclick.co.uk / Flickr (Creative Commons License)

A study of U.S. poison center calls has found that e-cigarettes are sickening more and more children under 6.

Ed Reinke / AP

Former state agriculture commissioner and University of Kentucky basketball star Richie Farmer, who went to prison for violating state ethics and campaign finance laws, has filed for bankruptcy.

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