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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Hopkinsville Parks & Recreation / Facebook

Hopkinsville has joined the list of Kentucky cities to be designated as a Playful City USA.

The recognition comes from KaBOOM, a non-profit dedicated to providing safe play areas for kids. 

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Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear says the Election Fraud Hotline has received 76 calls from 31 counties as of 7:05 pm CST.

That number already surpasses the 52 calls total the hotline received on the Nov. 3, 2015 statewide election night. 

Paul (photo provided) Gray (Jim Gray for US Senate)

The Associated Press has called the nominations for the two candidates for Kentucky's US Senate race in November.

Sen. Rand Paul has secured the Republican nomination in his pursuit of a second term while Lexington Mayor Jim Gray has secured the Democratic nod. 

Rob Canning, WKMS

Kentucky Lt. Governor Jenean Hampton says state governors need to make more effort to push back against federal overreach, citing the recent controversy over a transgender bathroom policy in public schools.

Hampton was the featured speaker before the Purchase Area Development District in Mayfield on Monday.

 

National Weather Service, water.weather.gov

Officials say a woman whose body was found in the Ohio River a day after two other bodies were recovered has been identified. 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Democratic U.S. Senate Candidate and Lexington Mayor Jim Gray brought his listening tour to a coffee shop in Murray Friday to find out more about western Kentucky issues.  

Gray is one of the six challengers to unseat Republican junior Senator and former presidential candidate Rand Paul in the fall.  

Fort Campbell 101st Airborne Division Patch, wikimedia commons

Update: the 101st has released the name of the solider killed during a live-fire training exercise Tuesday. 

Charles Rondeau, publicdomainpictures.net

The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education says they’ve completed installation of a project that will provide all public universities with a tenfold increase in high speed internet access.  

CPE partnered with the University of Kentucky on the upgrade that will allow schools on the Kentucky Regional Optical Network a 100-gigabit connection to Internet2, the nation’s largest research and education exchange infrastructure.  

Stephen Lance Dennee

Volunteers with the Western Kentucky Chapter of the American Red Cross are going door-to-door in Mayfield to assist families affected by this week’s tornado.  

The EF-3 storm ripped through western Kentucky devastating a section of Mayfield and leaving 25 individuals displaced. Graves County officials estimate $3 million in damages.

Sergey Kuzmin, 123rf Stock Photo

Tennessee general fund tax collections are beating projections by nearly $700 million through the first month of the budget year. 

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