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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Government
11:10 am
Tue June 18, 2013

Mayfield Seeks Funding To Build Farmers' Market Pavillion

Mayfield City Officials are seeking grant funding to buy land for a new farmers’ market.  Mayor Teresa Cantrell said currently the town's market has no permanent home and sets up on the downtown square on Saturday mornings and a borrowed church parking lot on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. 

“We thought that was something communities needed, especially small rural communities like Mayfield," said Cantrell. "We need our farmers’ market and they needed a home to conduct their activities. It needs to be a visible place where they can get drive-by traffic and have regular hours.”

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Government
12:31 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

Elkton Residents Denied To Speak At City Council Meeting

A large number of Elkton residents gathered yesterday at a City Council budget meeting to offer opinions on the re-awarding of a cemetery maintenance contract to a man charged with manufacturing methamphetamine.  Only one was allowed to speak.

The council has chosen to stand by an April 8th decision to give the contract to Watson Ricchuite despite his indictment on meth-related charges April 21st. 

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Government
2:21 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

Clarksville Councilman Files Charges Against Fellow Councilman After Dispute

Clarksville City councilman David Allen has leveled charges against fellow councilman James Lewis following a heated dispute at a budget meeting last week. The charges include simple assault and a restraining order. 

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Society
2:37 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Metropolis Honeywell Plant Receives Bomb Threat

Credit The Southern Illinoisan

The Honeywell Uranium Processing Facility is allowing some plant workers to leave while law enforcement and plant management continue investigating a report of an explosive device in the plant.

Honeywell went on lockdown after receiving the report this afternoon. Honeywell spokesman Peter Dalpe said law enforcement and members of the state bomb squad are on scene. 

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Government
1:55 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Hopkinsville Council Approves New Alcohol Ordinance

The Hopkinsville City Council approved a new ordinance at a special meeting yesterday which would lift restrictions on liquor sales outside of the downtown district. However, several council members were concerned that the current zoning ordinance wouldn’t prevent bars and liquor stores from opening near schools and churches and decided to postpone lifting the restriction until January 1stof 2014.

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Society
10:02 am
Fri June 7, 2013

Fort Campbell Museum Commemorates D-Day with Living History Event

The 101st Airborne commemorates the events of D-Day this weekend at the Don F. Pratt Museum on Fort Campbell with a living history event.


June 6th marked the 69th anniversary of the military operation on the beaches of Normandy considered a turning point for the allied effort in World War II.

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Society
2:26 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Paducah Officials Condemn Historic Downtown Building

Credit Paducah Sun

Paducah's downtown Kresge building may be set for demolition after the collapse of a large part of its roof. Paducah Fire Department Officials condemned the building this week fearing further damage might spill out onto the street. Officials said the building’s condition has been deteriorating for years and last weekend’s heavy rain only accelerated the damage. 

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Government
2:59 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

Cadiz City Council Passes Restaurant Tax

Credit Cadiz Tourism

A new 3% Cadiz restaurant tax takes effect effect  July 1st. Council members voted 4 to 2 on the proposed ordinance last night.

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Government
12:32 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

Hopkinsville Council Approves Funding Of Rails-To-Trails Project

Credit Facebook

The Hopkinsville City Council yesterday approved funding of phase one of their Rails-to-Trails Project.  The council passed the measure to bring a recreational trail for walkers, runners and cyclists as an amendment to next year’s budget. 

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Politics
12:00 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Survey Finds McConnell Leading Over Democratic Challengers

Credit Kentucky Secretary of State/U.S. Senate

A new poll shows Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell with a slight lead over two possible Democratic challengers in his 2014 re-election bid.

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