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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  Think twice before giving pets bones to chew on during holiday meals. Licensed Veterinary Technician Racheal Shultz of the Murray Animal Hospital said to avoid giving pets any part of the meal, all together. Shultz said the biggest problem she encounters during the holidays is pets suffering from digestive problems after their owner slipped them food from the table.

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An industrial park in Hopkinsville is now state certificated in an effort to attract a large-scale business. The Cabinet for Economic Development named a 22-acre portion of the Commerce Industrial Park a ‘Build-Ready’ site Friday. 

Murray-Calloway County Republican Party, via Facebook

The House of Representatives in Kentucky saw a shift of power on election night, electing 15 Republican representatives and flipping the state House majority from Democratic control.

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  The Paducah Warming Center is seeking volunteers for the 2016 - 17 season. The center provides a place for ‘people in need of shelter from colder weather’ to stay the night, eat a hot meal and take a shower.

  For residents in Western Kentucky, the name Golden Pond can bring back bittersweet memories. In the late 1960’s, the Tennessee Valley Authority evacuated residents of the town located in what is now known as Land Between the Lakes. A memorial overlooking Golden Pond was unveiled recently, depicting what it looked like. 

West Kentucky Democrats joined together Thursday night for their annual fall banquet at Murray State. The banquet acts as a platform for local Democratic politicians to get their message out before people hit the polls in November.

The overall theme this year was simple: preventing Republicans from taking the House majority come November.

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  The Paducah Riverfront Development Project can see a finalized completion date in the near future. The long awaited project has cost 8.11 million dollars, which was funded through a series of grants. The city’s public information officer Pam Spencer said she hopes to see luxury boaters come to Paducah and spend time downtown, and says the project should be done just in time for them to do so.

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The federal comment period for Governor Matt Bevin’s proposed Medicaid changes closes this weekend. Kentuckians have voiced concerns at a series of forums across the commonwealth. 

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A Franklin Circuit Judge has ordered Florida-based student loan company Liberty Tax and Student Loan Defense to stop operating in Kentucky. 

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  The Kentucky Association of Food Banks is reporting an increase of people coming to their food pantries. KAFB executive director Tamara Sandberg said they saw 56% of their member banks report an increase in 2015.  Sandberg said winter is the KAFB's busiest season,  and  that the dropping temperatures force families in need to make some hard choices. 

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