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
2:01 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

KFW Reminds Boaters to Wear Life Jacket After Weekend Drownings

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After a pair of weekend drownings on Lake Barkley, Kentucky Fish and Wildlife officials are stressing the importance of having a life jacket available while on the water. 

On Saturday, the bodies of 52-year-old Michael Bussell and his 13-year-old son NyDarion, both of Hopkinsville, were found in Lake Barkley. 

KFW Captain Garry Clark says neither were wearing a life jacket and that’s something he sees all too often.

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Education
12:20 pm
Wed May 20, 2015

TLAER Teaches Horse Rescue Methods at MSU's Equine Center

Rob Canning

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, there are approximately 3.6 million horses in the US, with 140,000 on farms in Kentucky.  Many of those horses are transported by trailers to and from farms, veterinarian visits and boarding facilities and can be prone to accidents out on the open road.  

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Politics
9:37 pm
Tue May 19, 2015

Westerfield Wins Republican Nomination for Attorney General

State Sen. Whitney Westerfield
Credit http://www.lrc.state.ky.us/

State Sen. Whitney Westerfield of Hopkinsville managed to clinch a primary victory Tuesday night for the Republican nomination for Kentucky Attorney General.

The results came in with 53 percent of the vote for Westerfield and 47 percent for opponent Michael T. Hogan of Lawrence County.

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Government
2:31 pm
Mon May 18, 2015

US 641 South Widening Receives Top Priority on Purchase Area Projects List

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A long-sought initiative to widen highway 641 south of Murray may have the state’s support next fiscal year. 

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Government
1:01 pm
Mon May 18, 2015

TN: Routine Traffic Stop Yields 100+ Pounds of Marijuana

Monday joint press conference
Credit PPD

Tennessee law enforcement have confiscated more than 100 pounds of marijuana during a routine traffic stop in Henry County.  

Paris Police Sergeant Ricky Watson says this is the largest drug bust in the city and county history.  

"Last year, we managed to seize a shipment of 40 pounds," said Watson. "But I think this far exceeds that." 

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Business
1:34 pm
Tue May 12, 2015

Kentucky Pitch Competitions for Aspiring Entrepreneurs Gets Second Year

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The Kentucky Innovation Network will host the second round of is annual entrepreneurial pitch competitions this year.  

Similar to the TV show “Shark Tank,” the competitions allow Kentucky entrepreneurs to present their business ideas to a group of local angel investors, who provide capital for startup companies.  

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Government
3:16 pm
Mon May 11, 2015

KYTC Public Meeting on I-69/I-24 Interchange Thursday

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and the Federal Highway Administration are holding a public meeting this week to discuss reconstruction of the I-69 / I-24 interchange at Calvert City.

The interchange is part of the larger project to improve Kentucky highways for the Interstate 69 corridor.

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Government
3:11 pm
Mon May 11, 2015

Fort Campbell to Break Ground on Solar Array Project This Month

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Fort Campbell is closer to breaking ground on an alternative energy project that will build the largest solar array in the state. 

Last week, project coordinators received the green light to break ground in two weeks’ time which will see installation of 5,814 solar modules on 25 acres generating over 2,466 megawatt-hours of electricity annually.  

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Sports
3:05 pm
Fri May 8, 2015

Murray State Racer Basketball Signs 3 Freshmen

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Murray State’s men’s basketball coach Steve Prohm has announced the signing of Chad Culbreath of Ripley, Tennessee, Charles Brown of New Orleans, Louisiana and Brion Sanchious of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.  

All three will be freshmen with the Racers in the fall. 

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Business
2:39 pm
Fri May 8, 2015

Tennessee Named 4th Preferred State Among CEOs

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A business research magazine has released its annual list of the Best and Worst states as favored by business executives, ranking Tennessee at number 4.  

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