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.


1:30 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

German Automotive Manufacturing Facility Opens in Murray

Gov. Steve Beshear announces iwis' $12.5 million investment in a Murray plant in 2012
Credit Mark Welch

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and local government and economic officials opened Murray’s newest manufacturing facility today. 

The German automotive supplier iwis is creating 75 full-time jobs and investing more than $12.5 million. 

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12:32 pm
Thu March 5, 2015

I-24: All Lanes Open, Traffic Moving After 14-Hour Closure

Credit Lance Dennee

Update 9:02pm

Westbound traffic on I-24 is now moving, eastbound still blocked by stalled semi. 

KYTC is reporting traffic backups on I-24 near exit 54 in Caldwell County. 

Two semi trucks running normal interstate speed attempted to exit into snow covered ramps and jackknifed. Road crews are working to clear the site as quickly as possible. 

KYTC urges all motorists to avoid unnecessary overnight travel and to be mindful of potential re-freezing due to extreme cold temperatures. 

Update: 3:49pm 

All eastbound and westbound lanes of I-24 are now open, but Kentucky road crews are still battling traffic obstructions.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokesman Keith Todd says road conditions are still pretty rough, but traffic is now moving in both directions after coming to a standstill last night, stranding many travelers. 

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5:30 pm
Tue March 3, 2015

UPDATE: Winter Storm Warning In Effect, Landslides and Flooding Reported

Credit NWS

Update 2:15 pm: At the request of the McCracken County Sheriff, KYTC has closed the US 45 Ohio River "Brookport" Bridge in Paducah until further notice due to icing on the deck.

The National Weather Service’s Winter Storm Warning remains in effect through 6 a.m. Thursday morning as heavy rain creates flooding problems across our listening area.  

As temperatures drop below freezing this afternoon, rain will change to sleet and eventually snow through tonight before tapering off tomorrow morning.  

NWS has called for 6-8 inches of snow accumulation in the Jackson Purchase area and even higher amounts to the northeast. About an inch of ice and sleet will precede the snow.

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3:54 pm
Tue March 3, 2015

House Bill Allows Kentucky Winemakers to Produce Brandy and Fortified Wines


Local winery owners are in support of a bill moving through the Kentucky Legislature to allow them to distill wine waste products to create brandy and other so called fortified wines.

The Kentucky House approved the bill this week.  

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3:43 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

MSU Board of Regents Approve Tuition Increase and Honors College


Murray State University's Board of Regents approved a tuition increase and the establishing of an Honors College during its quarterly meeting today. 

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3:04 pm
Wed February 25, 2015

Land Between the Lakes Reopening Schedule


Recent winter weather has prompted a change in the start of the 2015 spring season at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation. 

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3:36 pm
Tue February 24, 2015

Mississippi River Bridge to Close for a Year of Repairs

Credit Mark Jaroski / Wikimedia Commons

The US 60/US 62 Mississippi River Bridge connecting Missouri and Illinois will close for a year while crews make major repairs on the 86-year-old structure.

The two-lane bridge carries traffic over the river near Cairo, Illinois and Charleston, Missouri. 

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12:18 pm
Mon February 23, 2015

WKDZ-WHVO Broadcaster and Owner DJ Everett Dies

Local radio station owner and Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame inductee DJ Everett has died.  

According to WKDZ's tribute, the Hopkinsville native passed away at Jennie Stuart Medical yesterday afternoon. 

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3:36 pm
Thu February 19, 2015

Cole Douglas Ross Murder Trial May Return to Graves County

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The Kentucky Supreme Court has overturned murder and arson convictions of a Graves County man claiming a lack of women on the jury contributed to the conviction. 

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11:48 am
Thu February 19, 2015

TVA Sets New Record for Peak Power Demand

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The Tennessee Valley Authority set a new power demand record this morning as subzero cold swept across the region last night.

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