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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A new Illinois law lets drug court participants use medication to combat opioid addiction.  

Governor Bruce Rauner signed the measure last week.  

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The Kentucky State Police are investigating a house fire in eastern Calloway County that left two dead.

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Former Congressman Ben Chandler has been named president and CEO of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky. He will assume the role in September.

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A non-religious couple is claiming discrimination from a western Kentucky county official who refuses to marry the couple without a religious ceremony.  

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Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has signed legislation banning the sale of synthetic drugs known as ‘bath salts’ in the state. Rauner signed the bill aimed at curbing what he called an ‘epidemic’ afflicting rural communities. 

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A group of concerned citizens congregated in Paducah’s Noble Park on Sunday to recognize the recent spates of violence and racial tension across the country and try to find common ground.

The Concert Rally for Peace drew a crowd of more than 50 to the park’s amphitheatre for music, poetry and to bridge differences of opinion.

Supreme Court of Kentucky

Kentucky Chief Justice John D. Minton, Jr. has been nominated by President Obama to serve on a federal board tasked with improving the state court systems across the county.  

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Some Paducah residents won’t have to let the ice slow them down this winter.  The Paducah Convention and Expo Center has approved the installation of a 60' x 120' square foot indoor ice skating rink in the Schroeder Expo Center.  

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Calloway County’s airport is receiving close to 2 million dollars in federal money to upgrade its runway.

U.S. Congress

The House Ethics Committee says veteran Congressman Ed Whitfield of Kentucky violated House rules by allowing his wife to lobby staff members on a bill he sponsored that was related to her work. 

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