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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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
usec.gov

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.
mediagallery.usatoday.com/Amish

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! 

See the event on Facebook.

See more bands and events at www.lowertownamf.com

Front Page Sunday
12:19 pm
Mon May 14, 2012

Front Page Sunday 5/13/12

Murray State’s spring 2012 crop of graduates face a rough economy still struggling back from recession.  And they, along with two and a half million other graduates nationwide, will compete for jobs not quite as plentiful as in the past.  We’ll take a look at job prospects for new grads in our region today on Page Sunday from WKMS News.

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Front Page PM
12:11 pm
Mon May 14, 2012

Front Page PM 5/11/12

Kentucky voters might see a third party candidate on the ballot this year that is a product of a new online national primary. We’ll learn about Americans Elect and more.

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The Bridge
8:50 am
Mon May 14, 2012

New Eggners Ferry Bridge Span Moving to Site Today

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

Kentucky Transportation Officials say it will likely be sometime today before the new span for the Eggners Ferry Bridge and the two cranes required to lift it into place can be moved from the Eddyville Riverport to the bridge site.  

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Arts & Music
3:58 pm
Fri May 11, 2012

Lower Town Arts and Music Festival 2012 Preview

The 2012 Lower Town Arts and Music Festival gets underway in Paducah next Friday.  The three day event brings together artists, musicians, and restaurants from the 350 miles around the River City. 

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Education
12:44 pm
Fri May 11, 2012

Long-Time Choir Director Retires from Paducah Tilghman High School

www.paducah.k12.ky.us

This month marks the end of an era for the choral program at Paducah Tilghman High School.  Long-time choir director and teacher Art Deweese is retiring after 22 years in the classroom.  

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Front Page AM
12:34 pm
Fri May 11, 2012

Front page AM 5/11/12

Murray State bids bon voyage to its Spring 2012 graduates this weekend. And some of those graduates may be feeling a bit of trepidation as they wonder what shape their post-graduate careers will take.  This morning, we’ll find out what kind of job market they face in the Four Rivers region, on Front Page A.M. from WKMS News.

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