Rob Canning

Reporter

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.

Ways to Connect

Henryk Sadura, 123rf Stock Photo

The Illinois House returns to action today with a long list of legislation slated for committee hearings — but none about the unsettled budget that should have taken effect last July. 

TVA Approves Solar Power Proposals

Apr 4, 2016
123rf Stock Photo

The Tennessee Valley Authority has approved proposals for new solar power installations by four local power companies in three states. 

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An investigation into an accident that killed a coal miner in Western Kentucky last year found he was crushed after workers propped up an 18-ton machine with a stack of wooden boards that gave way.  

WKCTC Logo, Wikimedia Commons

A search to find the next president of West Kentucky Community and Technical College is about to start. WKCTC’s founding president Barbara Veazey is retiring June 30th after 14 years at the helm. 

Kentucky LRC

A Kentucky lawmaker was denied access to a news conference where Gov. Matt Bevin and top human services officials talked about problems with the state's new public benefits system.

Bill Haslam, Facebook

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and transportation commissioner John Schroer released the TDOT transportation plan today, which includes $2 billion dollars in infrastructure investments for 79 projects.

NWS

  Much of our listening area will be impacted by locally heavy rain and damaging winds this afternoon through tonight - and the chance of isolated tornadoes may not be ruled out. 

Graves County Jail

The charges against a former TV meteorologist accused of growing marijuana will be sent to a grand jury for possible indictment.

Kentucky National Guard photo by Sgt. David Bolton, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Office

The Kentucky National Guard plans to host its first Memorial Day event in Frankfort.

Dr. Howard Whiteman, via Murray State University

A Murray State University post-doctoral researcher and her collaborators have secured a $20,000 federal grant to allow young ecologists to attend the 30th annual meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Ecology in Exeter, England.  

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