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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In the first three months since its launch, more than 100,000 Kentucky voters have used the online registration portal GoVoteKY.com.  

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes has toured each of Kentucky’s public universities promoting the feature to students and young voters.  

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Be on the lookout for a rose-tinted moon tonight as the first full day of summer will be marked by a so-called ‘Strawberry Moon.’

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

Preparations to demolish the Old Eggners Ferry Bridge over Kentucky Lake are expected to kick off as early as this afternoon.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says contractors are looking to begin saw cutting on the concrete deck of the 85-year-old structure this week.  

Brandi Harless for Mayor, via Facebook

Paducah mayoral candidate Brandi Harless was in Washington, D.C. this week with members of the Mississippi Delta Leadership Academy to press western Kentucky issues on national officials.  

22 Kentucky counties are considered within jurisdiction of the Delta Regional Authority, which provides economic and infrastructure support for local projects.  

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Update Friday at Noon:

Police say they have identified the body found in a wooded area of Paducah Wednesday night.  

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Paducah artists will soon have the opportunity to color the downtown floodwall using a quilt-like cloth. The city has announced plans for a series of murals to be commissioned on the 19 blank panels of the floodwall near the Convention Center.

A Kentucky appeals court has ordered a Lexington clinic to stop performing abortions until it gets a license from the state. Governor Matt Bevin says EMW Women's Clinic in Lexington has been performing abortions without a license. 

Bill Haslam, via Facebook

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam still isn't ready to endorse Donald Trump following a New York meeting he helped organize with the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. 

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Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has named longtime state prisons official Tony Parker as the new commissioner of the Department of Corrections.

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Illinois Treasurer Mike Frerichs says the state loses $2.6 million a month in investment income because of the ongoing state budget impasse.  

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