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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Education
11:47 am
Wed December 12, 2012

Dunn Won't be Florida Education Commissioner

Murray State President Dr. Randy Dunn won’t be Florida’s next Education Commissioner. The Florida Board of Education unanimously chose another finalist, Indiana Superintendent Tony Bennett, during their meeting today.

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Education
5:04 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

Dunn in Florida Interviewing for Commissioner of Education Postion

Murray State University President Dr. Randy Dunn is a half-hour into his interview to be Florida’s next Education Commissioner. Two other finalists for the position interviewed earlier today.

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Education
3:54 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

Prichard Committee Report Shows Strong Gains in Kentucky Student Achievement

Credit prichardcommittee.org

Kentucky is moving steadily toward the top-tier of states in key education measures according to the “Top 20 by 2020” report from the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence.

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Business
10:52 am
Thu December 6, 2012

West Kentucky Riverports Get State Grants for Repairs

Four west Kentucky riverports are receiving most of about $400,000 in state grants to perform repairs to their facilities. The Paducah/McCracken County, Hickman/Fulton County, Henderson County, and Owensboro ports are matching the state money, most of which will go to dock and rail repair. Paducah/McCracken County is getting the largest share, with $150,000.

Education
1:17 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

KBE Looking Into School Goal Strategy

Some Kentucky board of education members are asking if the state's new assessments set goals high enough to lift up low-performing schools. Since test scores were released last month, critics have questioned why low-performing schools only have to move up one point next year to be considered improving.

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Business
3:31 pm
Tue December 4, 2012

Beshear Asks Corps of Engineers to Increase Missouri River Flow

Credit 2008 National Park Service

Governor Steve Beshear is joining officials from other states asking the Army Corps of Engineers not to restrict the flow of the Missouri River into the Mississippi. The Corps says the flow reduction is due to drought in the upper Missouri River.

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Education
2:59 pm
Tue December 4, 2012

Dunn is Finalist for Florida Education Commissioner Position

Murray State University President Dr. Randy Dunn is one of three finalists for the Florida Education Commissioner position. Department of Education spokesperson Kassandra Elekes says Dunn submitted his application last Friday and interviews for the position on December 11th.

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Business
3:25 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

Murray Small Engine Plant Celebrates 70 Million Engines

The Briggs & Stratton plant in Murray has produced 70 million small engines since it opened in 1985; an average of nearly 2.6 million engines a year. At a press conference today Engine Products Group President Joseph Wright said the demand for quality engines allows them to keep that production domestic.

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Society
10:48 am
Mon December 3, 2012

101st Troops to Deploy to Afghanistan

Credit wikipedia.org

More than 3,400 soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell deploy to Afghanistan during the next several months. The Defense Department says about 2,800 from the 4th Brigade and about 620 from Division Headquarters ship out to Afghanistan during the winter and spring.

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Society
10:03 am
Mon December 3, 2012

Miranda Rights for Students Questioned in Kentucky Supreme Court Case

Credit Wikimedia Commons

Whenever police question a person in custody, they’re required to inform them of the rights they have while being interrogated. This information comes in the form of a Miranda warning, which generally starts with the words “You have the right to remain silent, anything you say or do may be used against you in a court of law…” But when it comes to students in school, sometimes it’s not clear when the warning should be issued. One such case has made its way to the Kentucky Supreme Court.

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