Rob Canning

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Rob Canning is a native of Murray, KY, a 2015 TV Production grad of Murray State. At MSU, he served 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 McCracken County Public Library has selected three finalists in its search for a new library director.

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has agreed to sell depleted uranium from the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant to enrich at a new state-of-the-art facility in western Kentucky. Construction and operation of the $1 billion facility by GE-Hitachi's Global Laser Enrichment is estimated to bring approximately 800 to 1,200 jobs to the local community.

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Murray State students protesting the victory of President-Elect Donald Trump say they want to make sure minority groups aren’t pushed aside or out of sight. A few dozen students congregated outside Waterfield Library Wednesday morning with signs reading ‘We Deserve to Feel Safe,’ ‘Black Lives Matter’ and ‘You Can’t Vote Out My Rights.’

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Final Update: The state Election Fraud Hotline received 216 calls from 59 counties on Election Day. Attorney General Andy Beshear says most of the calls include procedural and legal questions, identification, electioneering and poll disruption.

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Organizers of the Western Kentucky Alliance for a Vibrant Economy say their first conference was a success and are now looking at opportunities which may include a hemp refinery near the future site.

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Earlier this week, Gov . Bevin declared a statewide emergency in light of a number of wildfires plaguing far southeastern Kentucky . A statewide daytime burn ban is also in effect, but several counties in our listening area are extending local bans past dark.

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An automotive parts manufacturer plans to construct a new facility in Henderson creating up to 90 new jobs. South Africa-based Hansens Aluminum plans announced plans today to build an $18.4 million 75,000 square-foot aluminum extrusion facility at the Henderson County Riverport.

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Staffers with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission say a proposed natural gas pipeline running through Kentucky would not have a significant environmental impact, despite public concern about the project’s potential environmental problems.

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Election officials say Tennessee has set a record for early and absentee voting. S ecretary of State Tre Hargett says almost 1.7 million people voted early in person or by mail, topping the record of almost 1.6 million during the 2008 presidential election.

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Ky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes has posted a set of ' Do’s and Don’ts' for voters to remember this upcoming election day, which is Nov 8. “Election Day is important for the future and vitality of our Commonwealth and the nation,” said Grimes. “Voters should be prepared to help our elections run smoothly."

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