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


Front Page Episodes
11:13 am
Mon July 9, 2012

Front Page 7/8/12 - Preservation and Restoration Special

The Four Rivers has a rich history and culture.  From ancient Native American mounds to making teas from the herbs growing in our region to preserving and protecting the resting places of War of 1812 veterans, there are people working to safeguarding the past for the generations to come.  We’ll also meet a Marshall County man preserving his family’s tradition of making quality moonshine and the woman who’s reviving the art of burlesque in Paducah.  Then, we’ll hear how sorghum is still being made the old-fashioned way and what’s being done to keep big singing alive in Benton. It's a special presentation of Front Page Sunday from WKMS.

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12:34 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

TN Governor Haslam on SCOTUS ACA Ruling

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam says the state will review today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding most of the Affordable Care Act to fully understand its impact.  

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12:22 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

Area Cooling Station Locations

Cooling stations are open today in Hopkins County, Kentucky and Henry County, Tennessee as temperatures reach record highs.  

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8:05 am
Wed June 27, 2012

Heat Advisory in Our Region

The National Weather Service in Paducah has issued a heat advisory for the Four Rivers region beginning tomorrow afternoon and running through Sunday night.  

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Good Reads
4:33 pm
Tue June 26, 2012

Good Read: Battle Cry of Freedom by James McPherson

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8:54 am
Mon June 25, 2012

Lone Oak Fire Sends Man to Hospital

A fire in a Lone Oak apartment complex sent a man to the hospital Sunday and damaged several neighboring units. 

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Good Reads
1:06 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

Good Read: Out Lincoln by Eric Foner

Our Lincoln: New Perspectives on Lincoln and His World 

edited by Eric Foner

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11:26 am
Wed June 20, 2012

Acting Younger, Living Longer, and Living Better in Calloway County.

Todd Hatton looks into studies that say college towns, and the young people who live there, can help older people live longer and more active lives.

Front Page Episodes
12:04 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

Front Page Sunday 6/17/12

Burlesque returns to our region, and it’s about more than just entertaining audiences.  It empowers the performers, too. Paducah’s growing community of burlesque entertainers and how they plan to grow their audience, today on Front Page Sunday from WKMS News.

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4:58 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

Kentucky Poet Laureate speaks at McCracken Library

This past week, the McCracken County Public Library hosted Kentucky Poet Laureate Maureen Morehead for its Evening Upstairs series.  Morehead talked about the role of place in poetry, and how her experience of Kentucky informs her writing.  Before her presentation, Todd Hatton sat down to speak with her about southern writers and their sense of place, and why people turn to poetry in tough times.

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