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


8:26 am
Wed July 25, 2012

Paducah Convention Center Discusses Contract

Time and financial uncertainty are at the center of a contract negotiation between the Paducah convention center board and the Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center.  

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10:48 am
Tue July 24, 2012

MSU Racer Football picked third in preseason poll

OVC football coaches and information directors have picked Murray State to finish third in the conference this season, behind Eastern Kentucky and Jacksonville State.  

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Front Page Sunday
10:50 am
Mon July 23, 2012

Front Page 7/22/12

National alcohol prohibition ended seventy-nine years ago, and as of last week, it’s also over for the City of Murray.  With the vote certified, the process of establishing procedures and ordinances begins.  And we’ll take a look at the particulars of that process... 

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9:17 am
Mon July 23, 2012

E-book Use Increases in Tennessee

Downloads in Tennessee's Regional E-book and Audio Download System, or READS, increased 77 percent in the past year.  

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9:01 am
Mon July 23, 2012

Child Deaths Don't Always Prompt Investigation

A newspaper analysis of records involving child fatalities in Kentucky finds that child protection workers didn't always conduct internal reviews.  

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Speaker's Corner
10:23 am
Fri July 20, 2012

Speaker's Corner: Judge Shea Nickell on Vice President Alben W. Barkley

Justice Shea Nickell presents "Alben W. Barkley: In His Own Words" at McCracken County Public LIbrary's "Evenings Upstairs" lecture program, July 19. Photo courtesy of Jay Hite, Tech Coordinator

At the McCracken County Public Library’s Evening Upstairs program July 19th, Kentucky Court of Appeals Judge Shea Nickell presented “Vice President Alben W. Barkley: In His Own Words,” a look at the life and career of The Veep in pictures, anecdotes, and personal remembrances on the 135th anniversary of his birth in Graves County.

9:45 am
Tue July 17, 2012

Wet Dry Vote Today

Voters in Marshall County and the City of Murray head to the polls today to vote on the question of legalizing package liquor sales in their respective jurisdictions. Polls will be open in both locations until 6 p.m. We will post the returns tonight.

Restoration & Preservation
3:42 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

Kentucky Played a Major Roll in the Forgotten War of 1812

Zachary Taylor at the Battle of Fort Harrison
Wikimedia Commons

June marked the bicentennial of the start of the War of 1812.  Not many Kentuckians know much about the conflict, aside from the burning of the White House, and “The Star-Spangled Banner.”  Even fewer know about the role the Commonwealth played in it, despite the fact that if you live in the Jackson Purchase, you likely live in a county named for a soldier who fought and died in one battle of the War of 1812: Major Bland Ballard, Major Benjamin Graves, Captain Paschal Hickman, and Captain Virgil McCracken.  

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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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