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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The Kentucky State Police are investigating a home invasion and murder in Todd County in which a Mennonite man was killed and his wife seriously injured.


Hopkinsville police will soon join law enforcement agencies across the U.S. requiring officers to wear body cameras on their uniforms.  

Deputy Police Chief Michael Seis says the HPD began considering the move late last year and felt now was the right time to incorporate the equipment.  


A local Girl Scouts Troop is hoping to make a difference when it comes to protect one of Murray's more vulnerable nocturnal residents -- the bats. 

Kate Lochte sat down to talk with Junior Girl Scout Troop 1154 leader Jennifer Bryson and scout Alyssa during WKMS's Sounds Good about their Facebook page and community project to "Help Save the Bats." 


A pair of filmmakers are collaborating on a narrative project covering the 2014 Ukrainian Revolution and the political turmoil and violence that followed. 

Kate Lochte speaks with Ukrainian filmmakers Ruslan Batyski and Leslya Kalynska about Heaven Omits No Slaves which is currently in post-production. 

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New numbers from the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet show jobless rates in 119 counties fell in May compared to the previous year.  


A new Kentucky Chamber of Commerce report shows the Commonwealth doing better than the country in some areas of economic recovery since the 2007 recession.

The report uses wage and employment data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

MSU Racer Athletics

Murray State Mens' Basketball head coach Matt McMahon announced today the hiring of two new assistant basketball coaches.  

Shane Nichols from Hofstra University in New York and Tim Kaine from Georgia Southern University join the Racers.


Austin Peay State University has narrowed its search for a new athletic director down to four finalists.

The Tennessee state university began looking for a new athletic director in April when Derek van der Merwe was promoted to Vice President of Advancement.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has released a study of crimes on school campuses across the state.  

More than 30,000 offenses on school campuses were reported by law enforcement agencies from 2012 to 2014.  


The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is planning several daytime lane restrictions on the Eggners Ferry Bridge throughout the week.  

Beginning Tuesday morning, the US 68/KY 80 bridge over Kentucky Lake will be restricted to one lane starting at 7AM and will last about 10 to 12 hours.