Rob Canning

Reporter

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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The University of Tennessee has named four finalists in its search for the next chancellor of its Martin campus, including a former Murray State administrator.  

McCracken County jail

A Carlisle County woman is in jail on rape and sodomy charges stemming from her time as a substitute teacher.  

Kentucky State Police say Kasey Warren, 27, of Bardwell had sexual relations with two 16-year-old male students in McCracken County.  

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More than 36,000 Kentuckians have used the Commonwealth’s online voter registration system -- setting a new record five months since its launch.  

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A $500,000 contract awarded by Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin to investigate his Democratic predecessor has survived a challenge in a state legislative committee.

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A federal magistrate judge will not make an immediate decision on whether to stop transgender students at an Illinois school from using girls’ locker rooms and restrooms.  

MPD

Update:  The 2 juveniles who went missing from an RV park in Murray this morning have been found.

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Two west Kentucky organizations have been selected as recipients of the 2016 Governor’s Awards in the Arts.  

Gov. Bevin’s office announced the five individuals and five organizations to be awarded Friday..  

NWS

The National Weather Service in Paducah says several rounds of heavy rainfall and flash flooding will impact the listening area this weekend.  

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect over southeast Missouri and a line along just north of the Ohio River running Saturday morning through Sunday night.  

This page will be updated as new information is available

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Paducah’s Yeiser Art Center’s new executive director says she wants to foster strong community support for developing young artists.

Stacey Reason took over for previous director Lindsey Maestri eariler this month.

UT Martin

The University of Tennessee at Martin generated more than $481 million for the northwest Tennessee regional economy last year.  

That’s according to a study by Idaho-based Economic Modeling Specialists International examining the impact the university, student, visitor and alumni spending had on the surrounding communities.

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