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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  More soldiers from the 101st division will be making their return to Fort Campbell this Sunday. The soldiers are from 2nd Brigade Combat Team "STRIKE" and will be welcomed home with a ceremony of family and friends. The soldiers are returning from a nine-month deployment to Iraq and other areas in Southwest Asia, where the unit performed duties as the task force supporting the Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command. Their primary mission was to advise and assist, train, and equip the Iraqi security forces to fight the Islamic state.

via Rob Canning, WKMS

Calloway County Public Library may see a smaller expansion than had been proposed. The board has been considering plans with an estimated cost upwards of $7.6 million dollars. The plans have met vehement objection from Judge Executive Larry Elkins, who criticized the board in a public address earlier this week.

CREDIT KEVIN NEAL FOR MARSHALL COUNTY JUDGE-EXECUTIVE VIA FACEBOOK

Marshall County Judge Executive Kevin Neal issued a statement this week opposing the recently passed ‘Right to Work’ bill.

John Paul Henry, WKMS

  National Railway Equipment Company in Paducah is laying off 65 of their 110 employees on January 31st. NRE General Counsel Hal Burgan said the large cut is due to many different factors, including low scrap metal prices and a dying coal industry.

Burgan said the company has a couple million dollars in outstanding bids, and if that if they land a good share of them they will be able to get those laid-off back to work.

Taylor Inman WKMS

  Calloway County Judge Executive Larry Elkins dedicated his annual ‘state of the county address’ to talk about the ongoing library renovation issue. Elkins spoke Tuesday at the Chamber of Commerce breakfast. Elkins and the library board have been at odds since last fall, when he refused to support a library expansion that would cost $5.3 million dollars.

City of Paducah, Kentucky Facebook Page

Pieces of the transient dock, which has been a controversial part of the Paducah Riverfront Development Project, were delivered to Paducah Thursday to begin construction.

via Kentucky Association of Food Banks webpage

  

The Kentucky Association of Food Banks is receiving a 10-thousand dollar grant from The Community Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Southern California. The money will be used to buy 42,500 pounds of fresh produce distributed throughout the state. KAFB Executive Director Tamara Sandberg says the grant money couldn’t have come at a more perfect time.

via March for Equality and Social Justice Facebook Page

A 'March for Equality and Social Justice' will take place in Murray one day after the presidential inauguration.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

 

Brandi Harless is officially the mayor of Paducah. She and the city commissioners were ceremonially sworn in Tuesday at City Hall. She said her plan for her first three months in office is to listen and learn from meetings with city officials and departments.

via Sarah Stewart Holland - Paducah City Commissioner Facebook Page

Paducah’s next mayor and new city commissioner will be sworn into office Tuesday. Family Court Judge Deanna Wise Henschel will administer the oaths to incoming mayor Brandi Harless, returning commissioners Richard Abraham, Allan Rhodes, Sandra Wilson and incoming commissioner Sarah Stewart Holland.

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