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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Local
2:07 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Elkins Explains Circulated Email About Calloway Road Conditions on US 68/80

The photo in Elkins' email shows KY 68/80 in Trigg County (left) and in Calloway County (right)
Credit Larry Elkins

Calloway County’s top elected official is circulating an email in jest regarding poor driving on a stretch of road that's been the source controversy over its speed limit. 

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Business
5:05 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

USEC Files For Bankruptcy, PGDP Shutdown Will Continue Unaffected

Credit www.usec.com

  The United States Enrichment Corporation announced today that its filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy as part of a prearranged financial restructuring plan, but the filing won’t affect any of its subsidiaries, including the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant. 

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Environment
2:22 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

LBL Will Not Reopen Thursday Due to Ice, Road Travel Discouraged

Credit Angela Hatton

Offices and facilities at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area will not re-open Thursday as initially planned.

Staff have been working to clear layers of ice from LBL roads and parking lots in preparation for the return of visitors, but Area Supervisor Tina Tilley says the roads remain too slick for driving. 

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Weather
12:57 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Weather Related Closings and Cancellations for Thursday, March 6

Updated 5:54 am

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

The following school districts have cancelled classes for Thursday, March 6

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Weather
1:20 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Weather Related Closings for Wednesday, March 5

Credit Rob Canning

Updated 8:30 pm

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

The following school districts have cancelled classes for Wednesday, March 5

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Health
4:36 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Webster County Salvage Firm Cited for Federal and State Asbestos Violations

Credit Wikimedia Commons

A Providence-based salvage company has been cited by the Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection for federal and state health violations for the safe-removal of asbestos. 

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Education
3:48 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Murray State Academic Council Eliminates College of Health and Human Services

Credit nse.org

Murray State University's Academic Council voted yesterday to restructure two departmental schools and thus eliminate the College of Health Sciences and Human Services.  The step was taken in hopes of reducing administrative costs.

University Provost Jay Morgan made his recommendations to the council Thursday afternoon in MSU’s Wells Hall.

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Business
2:02 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Main Street Promotes Downtown Support, Cleanup Could Be Lengthy

Murray Main Street is promoting the reopening of downtown Murray following a building collapse late last week, and is asking residents to help support affected businesses. 

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Education
5:19 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Ken Winters Says He's Optimistic About Mid-Continent's Financial Outlook

Listen to Chad Lampe's interview with Ken Winters in full

Acting Mid-Continent University President Ken Winters says he’s now optimistic about the steps the college is taking towards rectifying its recent financial crisis. 

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Society
3:38 pm
Wed February 26, 2014

Liquor Sales Could Come to Kentucky Dam Village if Annexed

Credit parks.ky.gov

Calvert City officials say this may be the year to annex Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park, which means the state park could be eligible for liquor sales.

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