Rob Canning


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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The I-24 Ohio River Bridge between Metropolis, Illinois and Paducah, Kentucky is down to one lane today as Illinois Department of Transportation road crews work to reinforce the bridge with new bearings. 

Message boards and signs will be in place to alert traffic of the closure.  

Motorists are advised to slow down and use caution through the area where workers are present. 

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Murray city officials are pushing back the timetable on deciding the future of one of the city's busiest streets.  

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Kentucky will receive $9.4 million in federal funds to restore wetlands along the Mississippi River.  

It’s part of a $30 million U.S. Department of Agriculture grant to conservation groups in six Mississippi River-adjacent states to protect, restore and enhance over 19,000 acres of wetland.

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A Tennessee health insurance provider will cease coverage at the end of the year, leaving about 27,000 policyholders looking for new plans.  

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Update: 4:00 p.m.

All lanes have been cleared and normal traffic has resumed. 

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Two-long anticipated highway developments are coming to western Kentucky.  

Governor Steve Beshear joined local leaders Wednesday at the Murray-Calloway County Airport to announce the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will soon accept bids to complete the widening of US 68/KY 80 from Cadiz to Lake Barkley.  

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The Big Rivers Electric Corporation is being advised to better forecast power market prices and sell off unused plants in order to mitigate the costs of losing two of its biggest customers.  

The Kentucky Public Service Commission has released the findings of the operating audit it ordered on the utility last year.

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Marshall County business owners wanting to obtain an application for a liquor license can now do so electronically.  

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UPDATE: The site has been cleared. All lanes are open.

Original Story: Southbound lanes of the Julian Carroll-Purchase Parkway remain closed while crews work to remove a semi-trailer that crashed and rolled over this morning.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to close the eastbound I-24 exit ramp in Cadiz for several days.