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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Politics
2:46 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

Alison Lundergan Grimes Speaks in Hopkinsville Tonight

US Senate candidate and Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes visits Hopkinsville tonight to share her vision for Western Kentucky. 

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MSU President
6:30 am
Wed March 19, 2014

Davies Aims to Bring Transparency and Good Board Relationships to MSU

Murray State University's incoming 13th president starts his new role of leadership July 14th. Earlier this month, Bob Davies was received with a unanimous vote from the MSU board of regents. 

In a phone interview with WKMS’ Kate Lochte, Davies talks about how his discussions with the board during the interview process provided him with insight of the qualities they were looking for in the next president.

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Government
4:13 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Mike Miller Misconduct Case Under Review By Commonwealth Prosecutor

  The special prosecutor tasked with reviewing the case involving Marshall County Judge Executive Mike Miller says he’ll present his findings to a grand jury in the next couple of weeks.

Miller allegedly falsified public records to allow the county’s dog warden to receive state unemployment benefits while Miller indicated the employee retired. 

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Politics
2:44 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Harrington Drops Out of 5th District Race, Imes To Run Unopposed

Credit ky.gov

Calloway County Attorney David Harrington is dropping out of the state house race for the 5th district.

The Democrats say that despite information he was given prior to filing, he found that he would have to retire as county attorney before September 30th in order to run, something he does not want to do.

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Sports
4:43 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

MSU Hosts 2014 NCAA Rifle Championships

Murray State's Kelsey Emme
Credit Murray State Sports

Murray State's rifle team fell short of qualifying for this year's NCAA National Championship tournament.

MSU is hosting the weekend event.  

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Business
2:25 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Mayfield-Graves County Chamber of Commerce Appoints Interim Director

Credit Mayfield Graves County Chamber of Commerce

The Mayfield/Graves County Chamber of Commerce has appointed Morgan Gossum as interim executive director while the board searches for a full-time director.

The post was made vacant late last year when previous director Kristen Woodward resigned citing personal reasons. 

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Society
2:54 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Governor Awards Block Grant for New Ballard County Senior Center

Gov. Steve Beshear has announced a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant for a new senior citizens center in Barlow. 

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Traffic
12:47 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Mississippi River Bridge Will Close For Annual Safety Inspection

Credit Wikimedia Commons

The US 60/US 62 Mississippi River Bridge between Missouri and Illinois south of Cairo will be closed to traffic for one week for scheduled inspections. 

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MSU Presidential Search
11:00 am
Sat March 8, 2014

MSU Presidential Finalists- At a Glance

(Left) James Smith (Right) Bob Davies

  Murray State hosts two finalists for the top job at the University on Monday and Tuesday. The finalists are Dr. Robert (Bob) O. Davies, current president of Eastern Oregon University, and Dr. James (Jim) M. Smith, current president of Northern State University in South Dakota.

A third candidate self-selected out of consideration due to health concerns.

Here is how the candidates have explained how their past experiences in university leadership and future goals qualify them best for MSU president.

Bob Davies 

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Environment
4:14 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Weather Related Closings and Cancellations for Friday, March 7

Credit Cindi Cripps

Updated 7:54 p.m.

We'll continue to update this post as we receive more closings:

The following school districts have cancelled classes for Friday, March 7: 

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