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
9:50 am
Mon May 28, 2012

Ky. mine operators owe $29M in delinquent fines

A published report says Kentucky coal operators owe more in delinquent fines to federal authorities for mine safety violations than any other state.  The Louisville Courier-Journal reports the finding from an analysis of records from the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration.  Records show Kentucky mine operators owe MSHA just over 29 million dollars, 40 percent of the total seventy-three and a half million owed to the agency in mine safety fines.

Government
9:37 am
Mon May 28, 2012

Tax Reform Commission to Hold First Town Hall in Paducah

Kentucky Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson and members of the Blue Ribbon Commission on Tax Reform will hold the first of six town hall meetings throughout the Commonwealth tomorrow night at 6 at Paducah Tilghman High School.   The town hall meetings will occur throughout the summer, encouraging public comment before the Commission completes its work at the end of the year.   The Commission was created by Governor Steve Beshear to evaluate numerous areas of Kentucky’s tax system and propose ways to reform it. The Commission will report its findings to the Governor by November 15th.

Society
9:36 am
Mon May 28, 2012

Crane, barge sink near Ledbetter bridge

Coast Guard officials have restricted traffic along the Tennessee River at Ledbetter as several sinking barges threaten to topple a construction crane into the water.  The barges provide a platform for the crane used in the building of a new bridge at the site.  Work had been shut down at the site for the Memorial Day weekend, and a worker for contractor C.J.

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Front Page PM
6:30 pm
Fri May 25, 2012

Front Page PM 5/25/12

Combined military service and 14 years in the state legislature Mike Cherry or Princeton has given 41 years of his life to public service. We talked the retiring representative today on Front Page P.M. from WKMS News.

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Front Page AM
10:40 am
Fri May 25, 2012

Front Page AM 5/25/12

Bbadgett, Wikimedia Commons

Next week, the Jefferson Davis State Historic Site in Fairview hosts a commemoration of the western Kentuckian who became the first, and only, president of the Confederate States of America on the occasion of his 204th birthday.  We’ll speak with historian William C. Davis (no relation) about the rebel leader’s life and legacy today on Front Page A.M. from WKMS News.

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Culture
10:24 am
Fri May 25, 2012

Historian William C. Davis on Jefferson Davis

June 3rd marks the 204th birthday of one of the only two native Kentuckians to hold an American presidency.  One is, of course, Abraham Lincoln, and the other is his Civil War counterpart, Confederate President Jefferson Davis.  

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Society
9:11 am
Thu May 24, 2012

Paducah Attorney Found Dead

Tod Megibow
iListPaducah.com

Prominent Paducah attorney Tod Megibow has died.  The 61-year-old New York native was found dead in his office Wednesday morning.  

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Boating
9:03 am
Thu May 24, 2012

Officials Urge Safe Boating this Weekend

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says low levels on Lake Barkley means boaters will need to be careful on the water over the Memorial Day weekend.  

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Sports
9:01 am
Thu May 24, 2012

MSU Basketball Coach Prohm at Book Signing Today

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Murray State men’s head basketball Coach Steve Prohm will be in Paducah this evening, signing copies of “A Season to Remember,” a commemorative book about MSU’s unprecedented 2011-2012 season, where the Racers went 31 and 2. 

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Fatal Wreck
8:57 am
Thu May 24, 2012

McCracken County Coroner Identifies I-24 Wreck Victims

McCracken County officials have released the names of two people killed Tuesday in a four vehicle crash near Exit 3 on Interstate 24. 

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