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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Update:  The 2 juveniles who went missing from an RV park in Murray this morning have been found.

Two west Kentucky organizations have been selected as recipients of the 2016 Governor’s Awards in the Arts.  

Gov. Bevin’s office announced the five individuals and five organizations to be awarded Friday..  


The National Weather Service in Paducah says several rounds of heavy rainfall and flash flooding will impact the listening area this weekend.  

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect over southeast Missouri and a line along just north of the Ohio River running Saturday morning through Sunday night.  

This page will be updated as new information is available

Paducah’s Yeiser Art Center’s new executive director says she wants to foster strong community support for developing young artists.

Stacey Reason took over for previous director Lindsey Maestri eariler this month.

UT Martin

The University of Tennessee at Martin generated more than $481 million for the northwest Tennessee regional economy last year.  

That’s according to a study by Idaho-based Economic Modeling Specialists International examining the impact the university, student, visitor and alumni spending had on the surrounding communities.

Sergey Kuzmin, 123rf Stock Photo

  Kentucky Budget Director John Chilton says the Commonwealth’s tax collections in July were up nearly 5 percent from a year ago.

US Marshals Service

A federal judge has upheld former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich’s 14-year prison sentence on corruption charges.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet,

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Secretary Greg Thomas has appointed a new Chief District Engineer for the 2nd District.  

Wade Clements of Hopkins County will work alongside approximately 350 employees at the Madisonville office to oversee highway projects in 11 counties including construction of a new I-69 bridge in Henderson.  

Clements replaces chief engineer Kevin McClearn who retired in May.  


Murray police are still looking for any information regarding the shooting of two people in a suburb of Murray last week.  

Rob Canning, WKMS

Not much can keep the Fancy Farm crowd away from their biggest political show. While the 136th annual picnic was missing half it’s usual performers from the Kentucky Democratic Party, and humidity was challenged by afternoon showers, constituents from across the Commonwealth couldn’t get enough. Nicole Erwin and Ebony Clark asked the crowd why it is all worth it in this audio card.