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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Paducah officials are working to establish a new 9-1-1 service within the city.

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Officials at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area are continuing with a planned timber thinning and sale this week.  

The Paradise Timber Sale on the north end of LBL paused for five-months during the winter season, but will now resume as soil conditions have improved.  

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Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign has requested a recanvass in Kentucky's presidential primary, where he trails Hillary Clinton by less than 2,000 votes.  

The Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes says a recanvassing will take place Thursday, May 26th. 

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Union City, Tennessee is receiving $100,000 in state grants to beautify and restore historic downtown buildings.  

 

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Motorists planning to drive Interstate 24 through Tennessee this weekend should be on the lookout for detours and slowdowns en route to Nashville.  

The Tennessee Department of Transportation will be replacing a bridge at Exit 8 near Clarksville.

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Kentucky will honor four law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty last year, two of which served in western Kentucky.  

The ceremony will be part of an annual law enforcement memorial at the state’s Department of Criminal Justice Training.  Gov. Matt Bevin will be the keynote speaker.

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Kentucky’s jobless rate dropped to 5.3 percent last month, down from 5.6 percent in March, according to the state Office of Employment and Training.

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Condolences are coming in for a longtime U.S. Army advocate and Congressional aide living in Hopkinsville who died this morning.

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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says he may be "probably comfortable" with legislation to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana.  

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Lawmakers scrambling to find money to fix Illinois’ multi-billion dollar deficit are looking to sugary drinks as one potential source of revenue.  

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