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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Education
7:30 pm
Sat February 22, 2014

Mid-Continent University President Steps Aside, School Will Not Close

Credit midcontinent.edu

Mid-Continent University’s president Dr Robert Imhoff is stepping aside amidst the school’s precarious financial crisis. 

In a Saturday morning board meeting, MCU officials appointed Dr. Ken Winters of Murray to replace Imhoff as active president. 

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Education
2:17 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Mid-Continent Students Could Be Given Transfer Status to MSU

Mid-Continent University is undergoing a deep financial crisis that could result in the school's closure.  In turn, many are wondering what would happen to the students. 

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Education
4:44 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Mid-Continent University "Doing Everything They Can To Stay Open"

Credit midcontinent.edu

A Mid-Continent University official says they’re doing everything they can to keep the university open despite a dire financial situation.

More than 2500 students attend the Mayfield-based Christian University. 

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Government
1:31 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Former Tennessee Town Clerk Took At Least $2,000 for Personal Use

Obion County Courthouse
Credit Wikimedia Commons

A West Tennessee town official has been indicted on charges of misappropriating public funds for personal use.

An audit released today by the state Comptroller shows that former Kenton, TN clerk Kelly Ann Greer misappropriated at least $2,000 of utility payments made in cash. 

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Energy
2:50 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Rep. Yonts Meets With TVA Officials, Will Continue Inquiry Into Board Transparency

Credit LRC Public Information

 A Kentucky state legislator says he’s continuing his inquiry into Tennessee Valley Authority board meeting procedures a month after requesting documents from the company.

State Representative Brent Yonts (D-Greenville) attended a TVA board meeting in November where members voted to shutter some generating units at the Paradise Steam Plant in Muhlenberg County.  

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Society
4:22 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Carbondale Police Find Body of Missing SIU Student

Credit carbondalepolice.com

The Carbondale Police have found the the body of the Southern Illinois University student missing since last Wednesday. 

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Education
4:18 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Paducah Schools Extend School Day Hours To Make Up For Snow

Credit Paducah Public Schools

As many area schools are tacking on days to the school year following a large number of snow-days, one district is replacing those missed days another way. 

Paducah Public Schools will keep students in class an extra 15 minutes at the end of the day starting February 24th until the end of the year. 

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Government
2:47 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

KYTC Aims To Gather Public Feedback On Kentucky Rail Plan Update

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is set to gather public input to update the Commonwealth's rail plan. The plan outlines freight and rail passenger trends and long-term rail transportation goals. 

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Education
3:45 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

APSU Presidential Search Committee to Meet Next Week

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The search committee to find a new president for Austin Peay State University meets for the first time next week. 

On Friday, The Tennessee Board of Regents named the search committee to find a replacement for current president Tim Hall who will leave in May to be the next President at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, New York. 

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Government
12:32 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

KYTC Awards Contract For Eggner's Ferry Bridge Replacement

Credit KYTC

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has awarded the construction contract to replace the Eggner’s Ferry Bridge to Texas-based Johnson Brothers Corporation. 

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