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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A Paducah creative writing professor is one of the Kentucky Arts Council’s 2016 Emerging Artists.

Britton Shurley is dean of Humanities, Fine Arts and Social Sciences and associate professor of English at West Kentucky Community and Technical College.  

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More than $2 million in federal funds is going towards Kentucky programs fighting violence against women.  

Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Secretary John Tilley says the funding will be made available through the STOP Violence Against Women Act Grant Program.  

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The US Army is deploying more troops from the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell to Iraq this summer.  

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Update: Audio added  

KET’s Bill Goodman says he expects a lot of heat in the climate and between political parties at the 2016 Fancy Farm Picnic in western Kentucky. Goodman spoke to Tracy Ross about the 136th annual political speaking event at St. Jerome's Church in Graves County.

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US Army leaders at Fort Campbell in western Kentucky retired the colors of one of the 101st Airborne Division’s oldest companies.  

The Tuesday ceremony drew a crowd of veterans, family and community members to witness the end of the 74-year history of the Screaming Eagles’ Pathfinders.  

Lt. Col. Ryan Boyle ordered the dismissal of the 101st’s last maroon beret-clad soldiers.

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A Hopkinsville lawmaker is suing the Greater Paducah Economic Development Corporation for what he says is race and age discrimination.  

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There are four finalists in the search for president of West Kentucky Community and Technical College. 

Kentucky Community and Technical College System President Jay Box unveiled the list Thursday.  

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Update Wednesday: Grabinski has been arrested after turning himself in Tuesday night. He is charged with first-degree wanton endangerment, second-degree disorderly conduct, fourth-degree assault and menacing. He was released on a $2,500 dollar bond. 

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On the second night of the Democratic National Convention, Hillary Clinton became the first woman to receive a nomination from a major party for president.

The moment came at the end of a roll-call vote with Senator and challenger Bernie Sanders requesting the party select the former Secretary of State as their candidate.

Murray State history professor and Kentucky delegate Dr. Brian Clardy is at the DNC in Philadelphia and says the nomination was a powerful moment.    

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Hillary Clinton has made history as the first woman to receive her party’s nomination for president, but it wasn’t without contention from her rival, Vermont senator Bernie Sanders.  

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