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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Business
2:02 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Main Street Promotes Downtown Support, Cleanup Could Be Lengthy

Murray Main Street is promoting the reopening of downtown Murray following a building collapse late last week, and is asking residents to help support affected businesses. 

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Education
5:19 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Ken Winters Says He's Optimistic About Mid-Continent's Financial Outlook

Acting Mid-Continent University President Ken Winters says he’s now optimistic about the steps the college is taking towards rectifying its recent financial crisis. 

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Society
3:38 pm
Wed February 26, 2014

Liquor Sales Could Come to Kentucky Dam Village if Annexed

Credit parks.ky.gov

Calvert City officials say this may be the year to annex Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park, which means the state park could be eligible for liquor sales.

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Education
3:18 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Testing Waivers for Kentucky School Districts of Innovation Wins House Committee Approval

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A bill that would modify student assessments in Kentucky public schools has unanimously cleared a House committee.

The measure would permit schools under the Kentucky Department of Education’s Districts of Innovation plan to implement new testing methods to assess student performance. 

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Society
1:21 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Murray Allows Owners Limited Access to Affected Downtown Properties

The owners of some of the 15 properties affected by the downtown Murray building collapse have limited access to their offices today from 10am to 2pm. 

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Government
2:21 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Pretrial Conference Set in McCracken County Zoning Case

Credit McCracken Fiscal Court

A pretrial conference is set in the zoning misconduct case involving the McCracken County Judge Executive and his Deputy.  

The attorney for Deputy Judge Executive Doug Harnice says the defense will meet with the prosecution before the judge on March 21 to determine the proceedings for the trial.  

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Education
1:00 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Ferrell Wellman Steps Down as Host of KET's Comment On Kentucky

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KET’s longest running public affairs show Comment on Kentucky is looking for a new host following host Ferrell Wellman's recent departure.  

The veteran broadcaster and educator announced Friday that’s he’s retiring from the program immediately. 

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Education
7:30 pm
Sat February 22, 2014

Mid-Continent University President Steps Aside, School Will Not Close

Credit midcontinent.edu

Mid-Continent University’s president Dr Robert Imhoff is stepping aside amidst the school’s precarious financial crisis. 

In a Saturday morning board meeting, MCU officials appointed Dr. Ken Winters of Murray to replace Imhoff as active president. 

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Education
2:17 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Mid-Continent Students Could Be Given Transfer Status to MSU

Mid-Continent University is undergoing a deep financial crisis that could result in the school's closure.  In turn, many are wondering what would happen to the students. 

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Education
4:44 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Mid-Continent University "Doing Everything They Can To Stay Open"

Credit midcontinent.edu

A Mid-Continent University official says they’re doing everything they can to keep the university open despite a dire financial situation.

More than 2500 students attend the Mayfield-based Christian University. 

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