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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Government
11:07 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Gambling expansion goes to Illinois governor

Illinois lawmakers have again approved a massive gambling-expansion plan.  The Senate voted 30-26 yesterday in favor of a proposal that creates five new casinos, a land-based site in Chicago and four more riverboat casinos. 

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Government
11:07 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Pension cuts postponed in Illinois Legislature

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The top Republican in the Illinois House says he’s shelving legislation to rein in ballooning government pension costs.  

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Government
11:04 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Police must have more than anonymous tips

The Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled police must corroborate anonymous tips before officers stop and frisk someone.  

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Government
10:30 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Kentucky to Change Execution Method

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Kentucky will change the way it executes prisoners after a judge ordered it to rethink the current injection process that involves three drugs. 

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Government
9:37 am
Thu May 31, 2012

Illinois could lift donation caps in 'super PAC' races

The Illinois House has approved a plan to drop campaign-donation limits in races where super PACs jump in with big money. 

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Government
9:35 am
Thu May 31, 2012

Top House leaders face off over budget, pensions

The top Democrat and top Republican in the Illinois House traded jabs yesterday in a heated confrontation over state budget issues. 

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Education
9:31 am
Thu May 31, 2012

Madigan drops effort to shift pension costs

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan says he's dropping his proposal to make state schools and colleges pay employee retirement costs.  

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Business
9:29 am
Thu May 31, 2012

Family homes may be used to pay for TennCare

The Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled the state can go after the houses and property of people who have died, even property left to family members, if money is owed for end-of-life care.  

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Business
9:23 am
Thu May 31, 2012

Honeywell, Union Differ on Chemical Leak at Metropolis Plant

United Steel workers Local 7669 officials say there was a seven minute uranium hexafluoride leak at Honeywell’s Metropolis, Illinois plant earlier this month.  They also allege the community was not notified of the incident. 

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Education
9:11 am
Thu May 31, 2012

Groundbreaking For New MSU Paducah Campus

Murray State University breaks ground for its new Paducah campus today.  MSU President Dr. Randy Dunn and area dignitaries will be on hand for this afternoon’s ceremony at 3:30 at the Barkley Woods property.  

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