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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Society
1:01 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

McLean County Woman Drowns In Lake Barkley

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Search and rescue crews found the body of a missing Sacramento, Kentucky woman in Lake Barkley last night after an extensive search. The woman was reported missing at 3:30 pm to the Lyon County Dispatch.

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Government
11:42 am
Tue June 25, 2013

Agriculture Commissioner Plans Area Visit To Discuss Mosquito Problem

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer will meet with local judge executives next Tuesday concerning this year’s increased mosquito levels.

Judge-executives from Calloway, Marshall, Lyon and Trigg counties sent a letter to the commissioner asking for aerial pesticide spraying. The commissioner responded by requesting an in-person meeting. 

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Society
4:11 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

WKCTC Gives All Clear after Possible Gunshots Heard on Campus

West Kentucky Community and Technical College officials have given an all clear after the school was locked down when what sounded like gunshots were heard on campus.

WKCTC spokesperson Tammy Thompson says the school issued the first safety alert at 2:20 p.m. Police then searched campus and found nothing.

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Education
3:38 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

KHSAA Proposes Bringing Middle School Sports Under Regulation

Kentucky lawmakers are reviewing a proposal to add middle schools athletics to the Kentucky High School Athletic Association's oversight. It would mark the first time Kentucky middle schools fell under state regulation.

KHSAA commissioner Julien Tackett said currently there are no restrictions on the number of games played each season and no academic requirements for players and that distracts from student’s academics.

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Education
11:08 am
Fri June 21, 2013

University of Tennessee Introduces Increased Tuition Fees

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The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees have approved a 6% instate tuition increase for its Martin campus. Tuition and fees will cost undergraduate students an additional $229 per semester and graduate students an additional $265. 

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Government
9:56 am
Fri June 21, 2013

KY Council on Postsecondary Education Extends Bob King's Contract

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Kentucky's Council on Postsecondary Education extended President Bob King's contract at yesterday's meeting.  A committee of state leaders, legislators, campus presidents and council members gave King a score of 4 on a five point scale. 

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Government
3:06 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

Gov. Beshear Recalls State Legislators For Special Redistricting Session

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Kentucky lawmakers will  return to Frankfort on August 19th for a special session to address legislative and judicial redistricting.  In a press release issued Thursday, Governor  Steve Beshear said he wants lawmakers to have an agreement in place before the start of the session so that it lasts only five days and minimizes the cost to the taxpayers.

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Society
11:53 am
Thu June 20, 2013

Kentucky Supreme Court Upholds Dunlap Death Sentence

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The Kentucky Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence of a Western Kentucky man who pleaded guilty in 2010 to killing three children and attacking their mother near Fort Campbell. 

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Society
11:44 am
Thu June 20, 2013

Kentucky Supreme Court Overturns Murder Conviction of Teenager

The conviction and 50-year prison sentence of a Kentucky teenager has been overturned after the Kentucky Supreme Court concluded his confession was coerced. The high court today ordered a new trial for 19-year-old Garrett Thomas Dye. A jury convicted Dye in 2011 of beating his adopted sister to death.

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Government
12:23 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Hopkinsville Council Moves Forward On Rails-to-Trails Funding

The Hopkinsville City Council approved spending more than $900,000 to help fund phase-one of the city's Rails-To-Trials project. An additional $100,000 in private donations brings the total investment to $1 million for phase-one.  

Mayor Dan Kemp said he’s pleased with the way the council voted and that the walking trail will bring a dramatic improvement to residents’ way of life.

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