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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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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Government
8:02 am
Fri May 11, 2012

Plan ending free IL retiree health insurance goes to Quinn

Longtime Illinois state employees could be on the verge of losing the free health insurance they get in retirement.  The state Senate approved legislation ending the benefit yesterday. It now goes to Governor Pat Quinn, who is pushing to cut retirement benefits.  

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Government
8:01 am
Fri May 11, 2012

KY Reports Drop in Government Revenue in April

Kentucky is reporting a decline in general government revenue in April after several months of growth.  State Budget Director Mary Lassiter says the nearly 1 percent drop in revenue isn't a sign that the economy has taken a step backward.  

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Morning Cram
8:34 am
Thu May 10, 2012

the morning cram [takin' it to the bridge edition]

KYTC KYTC

Engineers hope to fit a replacement span into the Eggner's Ferry Bridge by the weekend.

Republican voter registrations in Kentucky are outpacing Democratic ones.

Fort Campbell will hold a drill for first responders on, and off, post.

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Government
7:56 am
Thu May 10, 2012

Illinois Senate Rejects Limits on Closing Facilities

The Illinois Senate has rejected a proposal to limit the governor's power to close prisons and other state facilities.  The bill would have required legislative approval before a governor could shut down facilities. 

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