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. 


12:39 pm
Mon June 25, 2012

Counties in West Kentucky Issue Burn Bans

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While West Kentucky's drought and fire risks are some of the worst in the state only four west Kentucky Counties have issued burn bans.

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Higher Education
4:39 pm
Thu June 21, 2012

UT Martin Tuition Raised by Six Percent

University of Tennessee at Martin students will pay six percent more for their tuition next year. The UT Board of Trustees approved the increase at their annual meeting in Knoxville. 

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11:18 am
Wed June 20, 2012

Discovery Park of America set to Expand Exhibits

Artist rendering of Discovery Park of America's main building.
Discovery Park of America

Union City’s science and history themed Discovery Park of America is adding several extra attractions to its 100,000 square foot facility.

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West Kentucky Farming
8:00 am
Sun June 10, 2012

Farmers in West Kentucky Feel the Pinch of Long Drought

Drought Monitor picture of the Midwest areas affected by the recent drought.
Drought Monitor

On his Calloway County farm, Mark Paschall is getting ready for a long, dry summer. During 58 years on a farm, Paschall has seen many droughts. This one, he says, is a bad one.

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4:21 pm
Tue June 5, 2012

KSP Investigating Death of Tennessee Murder Suspect

Kentucky State Police are investigating the death of a Nashville man suspected of killing his wife yesterday.  The KSP in McCracken County were looking for a Mercedes involved in a hit and run around noon on I-24.  

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2:16 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

Madisonville Will Start Curbside Recycling Program in the Fall

Madisonville residents are the first in the Pennyrile region to have free curbside recycling provided by the city.  

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Land Between the Lakes
2:05 pm
Fri June 1, 2012

Orphaned Eaglet Rescued in LBL

An orphaned eaglet found in Land Between the Lakes is in Louisville for rehabilitation. 

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4:50 pm
Tue May 29, 2012

Alexis Love Sets New Sprint Record

Murray State University sprinter Alexis Love broke an 18 year old school and Ohio Valley Conference record in the 200 meter run this weekend. 

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Kincaid Mounds
12:12 pm
Fri May 25, 2012

Kincaid Mounds Damage by Possible Looters

Picture of the hole made in the Kincaid Mounds by a possible looter.
Sheila Richey Kincaid Mounds Support Organization

Southern Illinois authorities are investigating damage and possible looting to prehistoric native American sites in Massac and Pope Counties.

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3:36 pm
Thu May 24, 2012

Wickliffe Mounds Reburial Postponed

Wickliffe Mounds
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A public ceremony to acknowledge the reburial of excavated remains from the Wickliffe burial mound in Ballard County has been postponed.

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