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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A Hopkins County beauty queen  competes next week for the 2015 title of Miss Plus America.

The annual beauty pageant is for girls and women size 14 or greater.  

Mildred Veron was crowned Ms. Kentucky in May. She goes on to compete for the national title in Atlanta, Georgia next week.    

Kentucky Arts Council

The Kentucky Arts Council is awarding more than $110,000 to 11 non-profit arts organizations in our area.  

The money is part of the larger $1.2 million Kentucky Arts Partnership aiding 91 nonprofits across the Commonwealth.  

Flooding in Paducah, photo by James Elder

Paducah and McCracken County officials are asking for public input to aid in seeking assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency following the July 7th flooding.

The city and county are hoping to determine the number of people who received flood damage in addition to several  public buildings.  The documents will be used to determine whether the damage constitutes for disaster relief.

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Here's where you can see fireworks and other Independence Day related events this holiday weekend. 


  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is providing Kentucky $240k to fight the spread of Asian carp.  

The abundant invasive species outcompetes the native fish for food causing an economic distress for local fisheries.  


The McCracken County Board of Education is set to vote on implementing a new grading scale with more stringent requirements for 4.0 students. 

The current scale McCracken County schools use for awarding an “A” in grades K4-12 means scoring a 94 to 100.  

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The Kentucky Public Service Commission has approved a settlement reducing base rate increases sought by the Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities companies. 

Under the agreement, rates will increase for LG&E and KU customers, but will be smaller than those requested by the utilities late last year.  

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The son of a Murray couple is poised to take over a landmark public radio program.

If you hadn’t heard the rumors, Kathy Thile, mother of 34-year-old Chris Thile, says it is true - her son will be the next host of “A Prairie Home Companion.”

Kathy says the arrangement is very much in the formative stages and an official statement has yet to be released.

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.