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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Society
11:43 am
Thu December 12, 2013

101st Remembers Comrades Lost at Gander

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Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and members of the public are attending memorial services today for comrades killed 28 years ago while returning from Egypt. 

On December 12th, 1985, 248 soldiers in the 101st and eight crew members aboard Arrow Air Flight 1285 died when their plane went down a short distance from Gander International Airport in Newfoundland, Canada. 

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Government
11:39 am
Thu December 12, 2013

Kentucky Mayors to Discuss Local Option Tax

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A forum of northern Kentucky mayors is exploring a proposed constitutional amendment that would give cities and counties in the Commonwealth the authority to impose local sales taxes.

The Kenton Mayors Group will offer information to elected officials who may ask the General Assembly to allow a vote on the constitutional change in November 2014. 

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Politics
11:37 am
Thu December 12, 2013

Rep. Richard Heath to Face Dem Challenger in 2nd District

Jesse Wright
Credit jessewrightlaw.com

Mayfield attorney Jesse Wright says he’ll run for the 2nd District state House seat held by first term Republican incumbent Richard Heath. 

The Democrat is an alumnus of Mayfield High School, the University of Kentucky, and Georgia State.  He has practiced law in Mayfield since moving back to the region in 2011. 

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Education
3:08 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Coffeehouse Day for Governor's School for the Arts

The Kentucky Center Governor's School for the Arts alumni host showcases across Kentucky on November 23. Stephen Keene stops by Sounds Good to tell Todd Hatton about the event at Fidalgo Bay in Murray. From Noon to 3, alumni will be performing monologues, poetry, singing, dancing, and more.

See more about the event on Facebook.

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Society
12:17 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Jerry Coyne on the Incompatibility of Faith and Science

Dr. Jerry Coyne
Credit The University of Chicago

An interview with Dr. Jerry Coyne

Friday, November 22nd at 7 p.m. at MSU's Freed Curd Auditorium, biologist and professor Dr. Jerry Coyne will offer his presentation "Faith Is Not A Virtue: Why Science and Religion are Incompatible." 

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Culture
12:15 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Judge Jeff Taylor Offers Presentation on JFK Assassination

The official White House portrait of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Credit Wikimedia Commons

This Thursday, Kentucky Court of Appeals Judge, and Murray State alum, Jeff Taylor will give a presentation at MSU entitled, "The JFK Assassination 50 Years Later: What Do We Know?"  Taylor will look back over the events of November 22nd, 1963, a date engraved on the American consciousness.  Todd Hatton speaks with Taylor to get a preview of the presentation, and his perspective on what happened that day in Dallas.

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Society
4:28 pm
Sun November 17, 2013

Severe Weather Update (As of 6:20 PM)

National Weather Service Paducah Radar Image: 6:13 pm

6:20 pm: NWS canceled tornado watch for Calloway, Trigg, Christian, Todd counties. A flood advisory is in effect for parts of Calloway County until 7 pm. Some areas may see another 1 to 2 inches of rain. Sunny and mostly clear tomorrow, highs will be in the upper 50s, lows in the lower 30s.

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Weather
3:06 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Severe Weather, Tornado Watch Until 7 PM Tonight (Sunday)

Scene from Brookport, courtesy Toby Glass

Nearly all of our region is now under a MODERATE to HIGH Risk today.

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch until 7 tonight  for all Kentucky counties west of Daviess, McLean, and Muhlenberg.  The watch area also includes Alexander, Massac, Pope, Johnson, and Pulaski counties in southernmost Illinois as well as Henry, Obion, Dyer, Lake, and Weakley counties in northwest Tennessee.

The watch is the result of a strong storm system rapidly moving east through our region out of the plains states.  This system will also bring high winds gusting up to 40 miles an hour and a chance of large hail.

A tornado watch means conditions are favorable for the formation of tornadoes in the area.  Be ready to move to a safe place if threatening weather approaches.  Again we have a tornado watch in effect for our region until 7 tonight.  We'll keep you updated as the situation develops.

 See details on the National Weather Service Paducah site.

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Culture
2:09 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

J.D. Wilkes on 'Barn Dances & Jamborees Across Kentucky'

Colonel J.D. Wilkes hasn't met a medium yet that he hasn't matched. An accomplished musician, illustrator, filmmaker, and author, he's added another book to his C.V.; Barn Dances and Jamborees Across Kentucky. It traces the history, legacy, and the future of the Commonwealth's music as well as the social gatherings that birthed it. Wilkes sat down with Todd Hatton to talk about what prompted him to write the book and what it taught him. 

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Society
4:45 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

Jackie Eubanks, A Kynect Status Report

On Sounds Good, Todd Hatton gets a status report on how our region is faring signing up for Affordable Health Care with kynect Program Manager Jackie Eubanks of West Kentucky Allied Services of Mayfield.

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