Rob Canning

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Rob Canning is a native of Murray, KY, a 2015 TV Production grad of Murray State. At MSU, he served 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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Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Murray State President Bob Davies says the university will continue its search for new Provost candidates, despite naming two finalist candidates earlier this month.  

Robert Fischer, Jr. and Mark Anderson made campus visit last week.  

City of Murray Mayor's Office/Facebook

The Murray City Council will begin hashing out details of a possible payroll tax during a work session Thursday night, and some officials hope it will clear the air around the debated issue.

KYTC District 1 Facebook

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is holding a public meeting to discuss replacing the US 60 Smithland Bridge.  

KYTC conducted a scoping study in 2013 which found that the current bridge over the Cumberland River had a sufficiency rating of 32 points out of 100 due to narrow lane and shoulder width. An engineering appraisal also came back with the comment “intolerable – replace.”  

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A Tennessee judge says he is considering holding separate trials for each of the three men charged in the kidnapping, rape and killing of Holly Bobo more than five years ago. 

Chalermchai Chamnanyon, 123rf Stock Photo

While heroin-related deaths are seeing ‘epidemic-levels’ in other parts of the Ohio Valley, Tennessee health officials say the state hit its record number of drug overdose deaths last year.

J. Tayler Franklin, WFPL

Governor Matt Bevin has issued an emergency administrative regulation to place a synthetic opioid known as U-47-700 a Schedule 1 controlled substances and subject to criminal penalties. 

C. Loggers / U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree / Facebook

Paducahans will have a chance to view the National Christmas Tree next week before it’s displayed at the Capitol.  

KSP

The Kentucky State Police Troopers are working to identify a body found in an abandoned vehicle near Princeton, Ky.

Hickman riverport

The Hickman-Fulton County Riverport Authority says barge-unloading operations on Kentucky's side of the Mississippi will resume after a year-long hiatus, thanks to the port’s new crane.

The old crane had been in use since 1972 and was decommissioned last November following an accident, which greatly diminished the port’s ability to process cargo.  

NASA

This weekend, a lunar event will allow for the closest view of the moon from Earth since 1948.  

NASA says the upcoming ‘SuperMoon’ will be 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than a usual night.  

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