Todd Hatton

News Reporter and Host of Morning Edition

Todd Hatton hails from Paducah, Kentucky, where he got into radio under the auspices of the late, great John Stewart of WKYX while a student at Paducah Community College. He also worked at WKMS in the reel-to-reel tape days of the early 1990s before running off first to San Francisco, then Orlando in search of something to do when he grew up. He received his MFA in Creative Writing at Murray State University. He vigorously resists adulthood and watches his wife, Angela Hatton, save the world one plastic bottle at a time.

Kentucky Associated Press Awards 2011

2nd Place - Best Enterprise/Investigative Reporting - "Difficulty with BP Boycott"

Kentucky Associated Press Awards 2010

1st Place - Best Light News - Market House Theatre Ghost Walk

Kentucky Associated Press Awards 2009

2nd Place - Best Use of Sound - Hidden Kitchens

Hon.Men. - Best Light News Feature - Aft. Super Tuesday Storms

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Puppies Sound Good
2:58 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

[Slideshow] Puppies Sound Good: Meet Howie

Today on Sounds Good we met Howie, a fluffy golden retriever mix puppy, available for adoption at the Humane Society of Calloway County. Howie is mostly black, with white paws and a white chest. He was very cuddly and playful at WKMS, and one of the more relaxed puppies to visit the station. When the conversation began, Howie gave Todd Hatton puppy kisses and fell asleep next to his seat. Humane Society's Kathy Hodge says that's the kind of puppy he is. They also discuss upcoming events and activities for pets and their owners.

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Education
2:43 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

KCTCS Board Approves Preferred Presidential Candidate

Dr. Jay Box
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The Kentucky Community and Technical College System has named current KCTCS chancellor Dr. Jay Box the preferred candidate to succeed retiring president Dr. Michael McCall.  The system’s Board of Regents selected Dr. Box with a unanimous vote at a special meeting in Frankfort Tuesday.  They will meet again November 19th to vote on the final contract for the new president. 

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Education
2:06 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

Christian Co. Gets Grant to Help Implement Common Core

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Christian County Public Schools is among the eighteen districts across the state to win an Instructional Transformation Grant from the Kentucky Department of Education.  CCPS will receive $100,000 annually over three years to help teachers implement the Common Core Academic Standards. 

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Science
2:10 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

MSU Political Science Professor Reflects on Election Results

Pictured: Dr. Drew Seib, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Murray State University.

A  Murray State political science professor is studying last night’s election results to learn what factors influence voter decisions.

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Politics
10:14 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Election Night Good News For W. TN Republicans, Incumbents

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The 2014 election results brought good news for Republicans and incumbents in west Tennessee.  Only one of the state legislators in the WKMS listening area failed to keep his seat, Democratic 74th District State Representative John Tidwell of western Montgomery, Houston, and Humphries counties.  Fellow Democratic State Representative Joe Pitts of Clarksville’s 67th District survived his challenge from independent candidate Mike Warner. 

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Politics
9:43 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

KY AG Issues Election Night Fraud Report

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The Kentucky Attorney General’s office received a total of two hundred and twenty-six calls on their Election Fraud Hotline for the 2014 general election.  Only twelve of those calls, or a little over five percent, were from western counties.  According to the AG’s report, nine came from McCracken and one each came from Christian, Graves, and Todd counties. 

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Society
3:40 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

After 17 Years, JPEC CEO to Step Down

Retiring JPEC President and CEO G. Kelly Nuckols
Credit Jackson Purchase Energy

Jackson Purchase Energy Corporation President and CEO G. Kelly Nuckols says he will step down in 2015 from the post he’s held for seventeen years.  Nuckols says his retirement, set for April 30th was prompted by his desire to spend more time with his family, his two grandsons in particular.  Until his departure, he will serve in a consulting capacity to help smooth the transition. 

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Government
11:36 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Regional Members Reappointed to KY Human Rights Commission

Dr. Doris Sarr (L), Timothy Thomas
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Governor Steve Beshear has re-appointed two west Kentuckians to the Commonwealth’s Human Rights Commission.  Dr. Doris Sarr is the director of the Adventures in Math and Science program at Murray State University and has served on the commission since 2012.  Madisonville’s Timothy Thomas is a funeral director in Hopkinsville and serves as president of Kentucky State Crime-Stoppers Association. 

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Society
2:26 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Fort Campbell Halloween Decorations Draw Claim of Racism

This Halloween display that appears to portray the lynching of an African American has been taken down by Fort Campbell Authorities.
Credit Clarksville Now (clarksvillenow.com)

Fort Campbell officials say an offensive Halloween display at an on-post residence has been removed. Authorities responded to a report yesterday of decorations that depict what appears to be the lynching of an African-American family.

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Environment
4:35 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Circumstances and Extent of Honeywell Gas Leak in Dispute

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Following a uranium hexafluoride leak Sunday night at the Metropolis, Illinois Honeywell facility, United Steelworkers Local 7-669 officials allege the incident stems from equipment improperly installed by outside contractors, work they say was previously done in-house by their members.  

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