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 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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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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9:11 am
Thu May 24, 2012

Paducah Attorney Found Dead

Tod Megibow

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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9:03 am
Thu May 24, 2012

Officials Urge Safe Boating this Weekend

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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9:01 am
Thu May 24, 2012

MSU Basketball Coach Prohm at Book Signing Today

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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The Bridge
8:54 am
Thu May 24, 2012

Eggners Ferry Bridge Repairs are On Track

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

The Eggners Ferry Bridge may open a few hours ahead of schedule this Memorial Day weekend, but officials say don't plan on it. Yesterday, crews worked on the curbs and guardrails. 

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Front Page PM
6:30 pm
Fri May 18, 2012

Front Page PM 5/18/12

Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant

The Bush-era tax cuts are set to expire December 31st.  Under a proposal from the Obama administration, any tax worries you may have should only start at an annual income of $200,000 dollars.  However, we’ll hear from an MSU professor what our region can expect from the end of the Bush cuts, today on Front Page P.M. from WKMS News.

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Retiring Lawmakers
4:14 pm
Fri May 18, 2012

Representative Nesler on Retiring, Frankfort, and Jackson Purchase Politics

Nesler with a slow-moving traffic triangle during a bill hearing in February.

With Kentucky’s latest General Assembly session now in the record books, we’ve been speaking with some of the legislators who’ve decided to make it their last one.  

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LowerTown Arts and Music Festival
11:49 am
Fri May 18, 2012

WKMS - LowerTown Live Broadcast Preview

Tracy Ross emcees
Photo by John Paul Henry

Todd Hatton and Tracy Ross preview tonight's live broadcast from LowerTown, featuring the Blind Corn Liquor Pickers, Tommy and the Oh's, and the Great Gatsby Jazz Funk Odyssey. Don't miss it tonight from 7 to 10! 

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