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
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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Culture
4:25 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

Why We're Drawn to Vampires

The image of the vampire has long been a staple of our collective imagination. But while we all know why vampires draw blood from their prey, why they continue to draw our interest is a deeper question.

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Culture
12:30 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

RiffTrax Brings Classic Zombie Flick to Paducah Theater

On Thursday, October 24th, Cinemark Paducah is offering a live national simulcast of George Romero's seminal 1968 zombie flick "Night of the Living Dead." What makes this unique? One word: Rifftrax. And if you don't know what that is, here's five more words: Mystery Science Theater 3000.

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Government
10:42 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Government shutdown worries IL retirees, workers

Credit Wikimedia Commons

The federal government's partial shutdown is worrying some Illinois government workers and retirees involved in a state audit.  Workers in four state health insurance programs need Internal Revenue Service documents to meet a late October deadline proving their dependents should still be eligible for coverage. But the shutdown means the IRS isn’t providing the documentation. 

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Government
10:23 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Corps of Engineers Nashville Dist. to close campgrounds

Credit Wikimedia Commons

The federal government shutdown has prompted the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District to close all of its campgrounds and day-use parks at noon Friday.  The district had announced that it intended to keep these areas open as scheduled, but they say support to the recreation areas can’t be sustained. 

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