Taylor Inman

Student Reporter

Taylor is a journalism major and senior at Murray State University. When she's not reporting for WKMS, she likes reading, writing fiction and nonfiction, and music. She also works as the colorguard instructor for her high school in her hometown of Benton, Kentucky. She enjoys reporting on politics, history, music, the arts and the environment. If  you have a news tip or idea, shoot her an email at tinman1@murraystate.edu! 

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An exhibit featuring a Titan 1 missile debuted Tuesday at the Discovery Park of America.

The missile was transported from the Huntsville Space Center in Alabama to the Union City, Tennessee, museum last summer where it underwent restoration.

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  McCracken County Circuit Judge Craig Clymer is retiring. Clymer has served 17 years as the circuit judge and six years as the district judge in McCracken county.

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A University of Kentucky Entomologist has discovered 10 new genera of parasitoid wasps in southwest Asia and named two of them after students.

Christian County Sheriff's Office

Update: Christian County Sheriff's Office have identified the victims as 69-year-old Dominic (Don) Giametta and 55-year-old Dr. Dianna Giametta. They were flying from Bettendorf, Iowa to Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Their plane crashed in a rural area near Shurdan Creek Road in northwest Christian County.

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Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration wants to demolish the 26-story Capital Plaza Tower and Frankfort Convention center in the state capital’s downtown later this year.

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  After recently filing for bankruptcy a national outdoors products retail chain said Monday they will be liquidating all of their locations. Gander Mountain announced in a release after selling certain assets to RV and camping retailer ‘Camping World.’

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The CEO of Benton-based Community Financial and Services Bank took part in the 2017 Independent Community Bankers of America Summit at the White House this week. Betsy Flynn joined more than 100 other bank representatives to meet with President Donald Trump and other top officials to discuss lifting regulatory burdens that restrict community banks.


 President Donald Trump signed an executive order to “promote free speech and religious liberties” Thursday that has garnered opposing responses from two Kentucky advocacy groups.

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  The Tennessee Valley Authority reported a gain in net income in the last fiscal year citing efforts to operate more efficiently. Despite a slow winter due to warmer temperatures and less rainfall, the TVA reported $313 million for the first half of fiscal year for 2017 - $32 million more than the same period last year.

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A recent University of Tennessee’s Institute of Agriculture study has revealed that the Tennessee Valley Authority generates $11.9 billion and 130,000 jobs each year through recreation and waterfront property.