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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Government
3:14 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

McCracken County Judge Supports State Busing for Private School Pupils

McCracken’s County’s Judge Executive has expressed his support for the county school district’s busing of private school students.

According to a Lexington Herald Leader article, state financial records show that Kentucky spent nearly $18 million to pay for busing at private, mostly religious schools, in two dozen counties over the last six years. 

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Government
2:29 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Police Respond To Suspected Explosive Device in Downtown Hopkinsville

An empty explosives case prompted law enforcement to close a section of downtown Hopkinsville this morning.

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Government
3:20 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

Trigg County Opens New and Improved Emergency Operations Center

Trigg County officials cut the ribbon on a new and improved Emergency Operations Center at a ceremony in Cadiz Thursday.

The Jefferson Avenue facility will house a number of first response teams including 911 dispatch and the Local Emergency Planning Committee.

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Kentucky Derby
12:16 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

Constructing the "Garland of Roses" for the Kentucky Derby

Credit Wikimedia Commons

On Saturday, the winner of the Kentucky Derby will be presented with a beautifully-ornate wreath of roses traditionally known as the Garland of Roses. For the last 28 years, the Garland project has been constructed by a team of florists at the Kroger Company, and Carol Besler has been there for every one of those 28 years. 

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Kentucky Derby
11:15 am
Fri May 2, 2014

'Mint Julep' Author Shares Insights on the Official Derby Drink

Credit Wikimedia Commons

The official drink of tomorrow’s Kentucky Derby is the Kentucky Mint Julep, a drink that includes muddled mint leaves, sugar, ice and about two shots of bourbon served in the glass of your choice, but it’s supposed to be consumed from a silver or pewter cup. It’s a safe assumption that thousands of people will consume a variation of this drink tomorrow.

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Government
12:43 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Calvert City Ordinance to Annex Kentucky Dam Village May Come in Next Few Weeks

Credit kentuckylakebarkley.org

Calvert City officials are closer to annexing  Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park in hopes of bringing alcohol sales to the State Resort Park.

City leaders expect to introduce a long-planned annexation ordinance within the next few weeks.  

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Government
3:31 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

Regional Tourism Bureau Funding Hit Hard by State Budget Cuts

Credit LBL Forest Service

Local convention and visitors bureaus are looking for ways to cope with a $9 million cut to the Kentucky's regional marketing fund.   

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Government
3:17 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

Energy Companies Halt Bluegrass Pipeline Project Citing Low Customer Committment

Two companies funding the controversial Bluegrass Pipeline have announced that they're halting the project after receiving insufficient customer support to continue. 

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Society
2:15 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Paducah Funeral Held for World War II Soldier 69 Years After Missing In Action

The Patriot Guard conducts a flag folding ceremony. The flag was presented to the Carneal family.
Credit Lance Dennee

The remains of a Paducah-native who died during World War II and has been missing for nearly 70 years have finally returned home. 

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) recently announced that the remains of Army Pfc. William T. Carneal, 24, of Paducah, Ky., who has been missing since World War II, have been identified and have been returned to his family for burial with full military honors. 

Governor Steve Beshear has directed flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff today in honor of a Carneal. 

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Education
1:35 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Hopkins County School Board to Use "BANs" to Fund New Career and Tech Center

Credit hopkins county schools

The Hopkins County School Board has authorized the advertising of a 'bond anticipation note' in the tune of $6.7 million to fund construction of the new Career and Technology Center. The board approved the use of BANs Monday at a regularly scheduled meeting.

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