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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Government
1:24 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

First Lady and Dr. Biden Unveil New Website to Assist Career-Searching Veterans

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First lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden announced a new website designed to find former soldiers jobs at a comprehensive Veterans Jobs Summit and Career Forum at Fort Campbell Wednesday. 

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kynect
2:30 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Beshear: More Than 10% of Kentuckians Insured Through kynect

The Kentucky Governor office says that more than one in every 10 Kentuckians now have affordable health care thanks to the initial open enrollment period for kynect, Kentucky's state-based helath benefit exchange.

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Government
3:47 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Paducah Officials Waiting to Receive BBQ on the River Contractual Audit

Credit Lance Dennee

Paducah city officials are still waiting to receive a financial report from Barbecue on the River that they hope will provide more insight into the organization's financial practices. 

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Government
3:08 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Christian County Chamber to Participate in "Hiring Our Heroes" Forum at Fort Campbell

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The Christian County Chamber of Commerce is participating in one of three panel discussions during the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Foundation's Hiring Our Heroes Veterans Jobs Summit & Career Forum at Fort Campbell this Wednesday. First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden are also scheduled to speak at the event. 

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Education
2:19 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

MSU Transfer Credit Could Be Available for Mid-Continent Students; AG Conway Pledges Support

Credit midcontinent.edu

UPDATE: 3:10 p.m.

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway has pledged his support to students affected by the shutdown of Mid-Continent University.

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Crime
2:49 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Former Bookkeeper Charged in TBI Non-Profit Theft Case

Credit TBI

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrested a Woodlawn woman following a lengthy theft investigation. 

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Education
3:27 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Mid-Continent University Appoints Tom Walden as New Acting President

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On Saturday, Mid-Continent University leaders appointed Dr. Robert "Tom" Walden as acting president, effective immediately, replacing current acting president Dr. Ken Winters. 

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Speaker's Corner
12:59 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Speaker's Corner: Dr. David Dunn Talks Changes to Health Care Industry Under ACA

Listen to Dr. Dunn's lecture in it's entirety here

Murray State's 2014 Harry Lee Waterfield Distinguished Lecture in Public Affairs featured Dr. David Dunn, executive vice-president for health affairs at the University of Louisville (UofL). The Waterfield Lecture was held in the Curris Center Ballroom on MSU campus and was free to the public. 

Dunn spoke on "The Great American Health Care Horizon" detailing the effects the implementation of the Affordable Care Act has had on the nation's medical education industry. 

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Society
3:21 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

Downtown Murray's Main Street Reopened to Traffic

KY 94/Main Street through downtown Murray is now clear to traffic after more than a month of closure at the intersection of 4th street stemming from February's building collapse.

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Education
3:32 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Residents Sue Graves County School Board Over Closure of Cuba Elementary

 A group of disgruntled residents are suing the Graves County Board of Education for allegedly following improper procedures to close Cuba Elementary School.

The lawsuit filed Tuesday in Franklin County Circuit Court lists the plaintiffs as four “individual citizens and taxpayers” in Graves County. 

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