Shelly Baskin

WKMS Volunteer

Shelly Baskin works in MSU's Office of Regional Outreach and is a graduate student  in Occupational Safety and Health. A roustabout from Memphis, Tennessee, Shelly first found his way into WKMS through the newsroom back in 2011 through luck, charm and force of will. Though he left news for another position, he still enjoys working on independent radio projects and volunteering for the station. He’s an avid disc golfer and occasional real golfer and is terrible at both. A lover of all things musical, Shelly is always ready to hear something new and unique. 

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Teacher Evaluations
4:13 pm
Mon July 16, 2012

Tennessee Department of Education Releases Teacher Evaluation Recommendation

A Tennessee Department of Education report suggests making student test scores a smaller portion of teachers' evaluations if specific testing data is not available to the teachers. 

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Land Between the Lakes
9:00 am
Sun July 15, 2012

LBL Offering Public Final Chance to Comment on Changes Coming to Park After Budget Cuts

In April Land Between the Lakes officials announced the park’s federal maintenance budget had been reduced by 50 percent. The total loss amounted to about $800,000 for the park. Over the past few months, we’ve been following the efforts of local Forest Service officials as they try to determine how best to deal with the cuts. The process involved seeking public input at several meetings around the park, as well as an online questionnaire. Now, the public has a final chance to give their input to park administrators before they make the final decision on changes in August.

Nuclear Plant
4:53 pm
Fri July 13, 2012

Union Responds to Honeywell Plant Shutdown

Honeywell Plant in Metropolis, Ill.

United Steelworkers officials who represent the hourly workers at the Honeywell nuclear facility in Metropolis say they were not notified beforehand of the company’s decision to not re-open the plant to perform upgrades. 

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Crime
9:57 am
Fri July 13, 2012

Police Investigating Shooting Death Near Murray State Campus

Murray City Police have confirmed they are investigating the shooting death of 22 year old Lindsey Darnall of Cadiz. Darnall was pronounced dead at Murray Calloway County Hospital. Murray Police Sgt. Scott Svebakken says Darnall was found behind 1300 Payne Street in Murray.  Svebakken says police are still investigating the death, but they are not looking actively looking for a shooter. Updates will be provided when received.

Crime
6:38 am
Fri July 13, 2012

Prosecution Plays Tapes of KSP Interview with Jerry Wayne Walker Jr. at Trial in Benton

Prosecutors in the Jerry Wayne Walker Jr. trial played tapes yesterday of Walker’s interview with Kentucky State Police investigators in November 1998.

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Government
3:33 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

LBL Looks for Public Input on Cuts One More Time

Land Between the Lakes

Land Between the Lakes officials are giving the public a final chance to comment on suggestions for budget cuts and fee increases at the park.

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Morning Cram
9:23 am
Thu July 12, 2012

the morning cram [cinder block edition]

Richard Knox NPR

From NPR: AIDS researchers, policymakers and advocates are increasingly convinced that treating HIV is one of the best ways of preventing its spread.

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Crime
7:56 am
Thu July 12, 2012

Former College Friend Testifies in Walker MSU Dorm Fire Trial

Jerry Wayne Walker Jr.’s college friend testified in Walker’s trial yesterday in Marshall County. Walker faces charges stemming from the 1998 Murray State University Hester Hall dorm fire that killed student Michael Minger.

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Nuclear Facility
7:49 am
Thu July 12, 2012

Honeywell Plant Will Not Resume Production Pending Upgrades

The Honeywell nuclear facility in Metropolis will not restart production until they reach an agreement on facility upgrades with the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

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Alcohol Vote
2:30 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

Marshall County Chamber Releases Alcohol Election Business Survey

The Marshall County Chamber of Commerce has released the results of its survey of local opinions on the upcoming county local alcohol election. 

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