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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Lance Dennee, WKMS

Paducah traffic is restricted along a section of the I-24 downtown business loop due to a developing sinkhole between Kentucky Ave. and Broadway.  

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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has vetoed measures that would have increased wages for workers who care for those with developmental disabilities and expand a child care program for low-income families.


The Eggners Ferry Bridge over Kentucky Lake will open to four-lane traffic this week.

Rob Canning / WKMS

On Friday, soldiers with the US Army's 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell conducted a mine-clearing training exercise using a rocket powered device. 

The 21st Brigade Engineer Battalion along with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans” spent nearly a week preparing for use of the  trailer-mounted Mine Clearing Line Charge, known to them as a “MIC-LIC."  

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The head of the Kentucky Public Protection Cabinet has named Paul Joseph Vido as director of the state Division of Enforcement at the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.


Update 11 a.m. The roadway has reopened.  

UPDATE: 10 a.m.

A portion of US 641 south is still blocked as crews work to unload 40,000 pounds of rice in order to rollover an overturned semi. 

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A Paducah man has been charged in the fatal stabbing of another Tuesday.

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A federal appeals court has struck down a rule preventing judicial candidates in Kentucky from declaring a political affiliation.  

But a three-judge panel of the 6th U-S Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati upheld rules blocking judicial candidates from making financial contributions to other candidates or hosting political fundraisers.  


KYTC officials say today's underwater demolition of Pier 3 of the Old Eggners Ferry Bridge will occur around midday Tuesday.

Traffic on US68/KY80 will be halted, the closure is expected to last about 10 to 15 minutes.  

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Contractors with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet are planning lane restrictions on Murray’s N. 12th St./US 641 Tuesday night.