Taylor Inman

Student Reporter

Taylor is a journalism major/history minor and a senior at Murray State University. When she's not reporting for WKMS, she enjoys creative writing and traveling. She loves writing stories that involve diversity, local culture and history, nature and recreation, art and music, and national or local politics. If  you have a news tip or idea, shoot her an email at tinman1@murraystate.edu! 

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Vatican Observatory Foundation Facebook Page

The director of the Vatican Observatory will speak in Hopkinsville for the August 21st solar eclipse.

Brother Guy Consolmagno will speak on the confluence of religion and science the day before the eclipse.

Jim Creighton is the Eclipse Communications Coordinator for Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church. He said his speech will address the stereotype that science and faith can’t exist together.

ROB CANNING/WKMS

Kentucky Democratic Party executive director Mary Nishimuta said the upcoming Fancy Farm Picnic won’t be quiet for Democrats - even though it’s a non-election year.

ROB CANNING/WKMS

The annual Fancy Farm political picnic in Graves County next month will see no shortage of GOP presence.

Donna Herndon's Facebook page

An attempted phone scam in Murray, Kentucky has been put on the state Attorney General’s scam alert list after callers posing as Veterans Affairs tried to convince a newly bereaved widow that her late husband owed them money. Donna Herndon lost her husband less than a month ago and has put her grieving on pause to get the word out about a scam that she said could potentially ruin someone’s life.

 Murray State University is hosting passenger vehicles on their Hopkinsville Campus during the August 21 solar eclipse.

SERGEY KUZMIN, 123RF STOCK PHOTO

Update: The Calloway County Fiscal Court approved a resolution Tuesday night calling for the city council to place the proposed payroll tax on the ballot in the next general election.  (Details in a new post later tonight) 

  The Murray-Calloway Chamber of Commerce is opposing the proposed city payroll tax. The Chamber issued a release Tuesday that said the majority of their members have concerns over the implementation of the tax, privacy and the accuracy of the estimated amount that will be garnered.

CITY OF PADUCAH

  The Paducah City Hall is now listed on the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places. Main Street Director Melinda Winchester nominated the building last December under criteria focusing on design, architecture and construction.

KYTCDistrict1, via Facebook

A west Kentucky woman survived an alleged suicide attempt Thursday in Paducah after jumping from the Ledbetter Bridge over the Tennessee River.

Alexandra Kanik | Ohio Valley ReSource

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear is holding training sessions in far west Kentucky this month to bring awareness to human trafficking issues. 

McCracken County Public Library Logo, mclib.net

McCracken County Public Library is seeking community input for a new strategic plan. 

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