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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Politics
2:51 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

McCracken County Judge-Executive Debate: Bob Leeper v Jeff Hines

Independent Bob Leeper (left) and Democrat Jeff Hines (right)
Credit Lance Dennee

The candidates for McCracken County Judge-Executive laid out their plans for improving the local economy.

Democrat and former circuit judge Jeff Hines debated independent 2nd district state senator Bob Leeper for over 45 minutes at the Crisp Center on Murray State University Paducah Regional Campus. 

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Politics
1:03 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Bill Clinton to Return to Western Kentucky Next Week in Support of Grimes

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Former President Bill Clinton will return to Kentucky next week to continue campaigning for democratic US Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes.

Clinton will join Grimes Tuesday at rallies in Owensboro and Paducah.

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Government
3:31 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Kentucky State Police Names First Female Commander For Post 1

Credit Kentucky State Police

The Kentucky State Police post 1 in Mayfield has its first female commander.

Captain Janet Barnett succeeds Lieutenant Brent White who had been serving as acting head after previous commander Nathan Kent retired in August.  

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Society
3:04 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Red Cross May Close Local Chapters as Part of Restructuring Plan

    

The American Red Cross is looking to restructure its presence nationwide by merging some of its smaller chapters, which could mean the closure of some in our region.

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Government
12:43 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Caldwell County Retaliation Case to be Heard in Federal Courthouse in Paducah

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
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Caldwell County’s former animal shelter is embattled in a federal lawsuit seeking damages for what she claims is a wrongful termination. 

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Education
5:00 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

Bob Davies' Strategic Vision: "Murray State University is the University of Choice"

Murray State University President Bob Davies is moving forward with his strategic planning process. 

Davies presented his 2015-2022 Strategic Plan for improving the institution today at MSU's Freed Curd Auditorium.

The plan comes with the vision statement "Murray State University is the University of Choice." 

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Politics
2:45 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

4th District State Representative Debate: Lynn Bechler v Jarrod Jackson

Lynn Bechler (left) Todd Hatton and Jarrod Jackson (right)
Credit WKMS

The candidates for Kentucky’s 4th District House of Representatives seat differ on the future of higher education funding in the commonwealth.

Democrat Jarrod Jackson and incumbent Republican Lynn Bechler debated for a half hour at the WKMS studios on subjects ranging from stimulating job creation, combating the state’s 18 percent jobless rate, funding the Affordable Care Act and reforming the Kentucky tax system. 

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Education
12:36 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

MSU's Tony Brannon to Receive Award for Contribution to Agriculture Education

Credit Murray State University

The dean of the Murray State University Hutson School of Agriculture is being recognized by the National Association of Agricultural Educators.  

MSU’s Tony Brannon will receive the Outstanding Service Citation award at the 2014 NAAE convention in Nashville next month.  

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Education
11:25 am
Tue October 7, 2014

Alumnus Makes $250k Gift to Complete MSU Hall of Champions

Dr. Robert G. Burton Sr.
Credit Murray State University

Murray State University has received a quarter of a million dollar donation to complete funding for the new Hall of Champions. 

Former NFL player and MSU football Captain Bob Burton made the donation. 

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Government
11:04 am
Tue October 7, 2014

Hopkinsville Calls on Local Artists to Design New Public Transit Logo

City of Hopkinsville seal

The City of Hopkinsville is asking citizens to submit ideas to help name the city’s new public transportation system and develop its logo.

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