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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Going Green
3:22 pm
Thu May 24, 2012

Energy Efficiency Grants go to Local Farmers

Nearly $700,000 in On-Farm Energy Efficiency and Production grants are going to farmers around the Commonwealth.

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Kentucky Jobs
3:08 pm
Thu May 24, 2012

TeleTech Bringing over 500 Jobs to Hopkinsville with new Facility

City of Hopkinsville

500 to 700 jobs are coming to Hopkinsville with a new global customer service company. TeleTech Services Corporation will invest about $12 million over the next few years in a new service center in the city. 

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LBL
4:41 pm
Wed May 23, 2012

LBL officials review public comment for cost cutting measures

Land Between the Lakes officials are compiling all the budget reduction suggestions from their recent public meetings and online survey over the next few weeks. 

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Election 2012
9:02 pm
Tue May 22, 2012

Richard Heath Republican Nominee for 2nd District State House Seat

Graves County Business Owner Richard Heath is the Republican nominee for the 2nd District State House seat. Heath defeated fellow republican Patrick Fisher last night in the race to serve Graves County and a portion of McCracken. 

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Layoffs
2:26 pm
Mon May 21, 2012

Rapid Response Meeting to Be Held for Laid Off Ferry Morse Workers

Displaced workers from Fulton's Ferry Morse Seed Company learn this week about ways to move forward after layoffs at the plant. 

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Stock Market
7:35 am
Thu May 17, 2012

Will the end of year tax hikes plus the expiration of tax cuts end in fiscal tragedy?

On December 31st, the George W. Bush era tax cuts will expire and new tax hikes take effect. The combination of the two will send the effective top tax bracket rate on stock dividends up to over 43 percent, from 15 percent. 

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Regional Business
3:33 pm
Wed May 16, 2012

SkyWest Staying in Paducah for Two More Years

www.barkleyregional.com

Regional jet service provider SkyWest extended their contract for Chicago jet service with Barkley Regional Airport for another two years. 

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Politics
4:13 pm
Tue May 15, 2012

Murray Alcohol Forum

Wikimedia Commons

The City of Murray will host a forum next month on the upcoming packaged alcohol vote for the city. City Administrator Matt Mattingly says they invited a Kentucky Alcoholic Beverage Control representative to come to the forum. 

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Libraries
6:30 pm
Fri May 11, 2012

Ballard-Carlisle Library Opens with Support from Ballard County Fiscal Court

After several years of planning, Ballard and Carlisle County residents will have access to their own library. The Ballard-Carlisle Library has opened with funds supplied by the Ballard Fiscal Court. WKMS’s Shelly Baskin spoke with Librarian Sonya Mainord about the services the new library will provide for patrons. 

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Honeywell Inspecting Equipment Damage
4:46 pm
Fri May 11, 2012

Some Honeywell Employees Back After Plant Closure

A Nuclear Regulatory Commission inspector is at the Metropolis Honeywell plant observing the inspection of the facility. Honeywell management ordered the plant vacated yesterday after they discovered damage in a production area. 

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