Troy Taylor

Morning News Producer

Troy is gunning for an MFA poetry writing at Murray State after leaving the civilized world for camp life for 12 years following undergrad work at UT Knoxville. He thinks radio is way cooler than TV and possesses the ability to professionally climb trees, talk to owls, and impersonates Saint Francis of Assissi. Dreams include: sailing a ship on the Mediterranean, hiking from Patagonia to Alaska, doing play-by-play for a Chicago Cubs World Series Game, being named Poet Laureate, and putting the world at ease whenever his voice goes out over the airwaves.

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Sports
6:01 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Coach Hatcher Reportedly Leaving MSU

Credit Lance Allison / goracers.com

Murray State football coach Chris Hatcher is leaving the Racers to coach at Samford University. The website footballscoop.com first reported that Hatcher will likely be introduced as Samford's coach Thursday.

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Sports
7:33 am
Tue December 9, 2014

KHSAA Sanctions Officials for Botched Playoff Call

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The KHSAA has imposed sanctions against a crew of five football officials, following a misapplication of  rules in a high school football playoff game between DeSales and Murray on November 28th that might have affected the outcome of the game. 

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Weather
5:54 am
Tue November 18, 2014

Schools Opening Late in the Region

Credit need.org

-Carlisle County opens 9am

-Crittenden County opens 10am

-Dawson Springs opening an hour late

-Hopkins County opening an hour late

-Livingston County opening 2 hours late with no AM preschool

-Webster County opens 9am

Weather
6:04 am
Mon November 17, 2014

School Closings

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Kentucky

Closed Today

-Ballard

-Caldwell

-Calloway

-Carlisle

-Christian

-Christian Fellowship

-Community Christian Academy

-Crittenden

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Society
7:38 am
Fri November 14, 2014

Kentucky Rated Low for Shared Parenting

Credit https://www.facebook.com/nationalparentsorganization

A recent report finds Kentucky ranks nearly last among states for shared parenting standards after divorce. The National Parents Organization released a report card Thursday ranking states based on child custody statutes and employment of shared custody following divorce or separation.

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Government
7:24 am
Thu November 6, 2014

State House Democrats Unveil Agenda

Credit Bud Kraft, LRC Public Information

Less than 24 hours after Kentucky voters maintained the 54-46 Democratic majority in the state House of Representatives, the chamber’s leaders announced their agenda for the 2015 legislative session. 

“We want to thank the voters for their support and for giving us the opportunity to move ahead with those ideas that are important to them and that help all Kentucky families succeed,” House Speaker Greg Stumbo said.  “Our Democratic caucus has made an effort in recent years to distance itself from the policies and gridlock we have seen coming from Washington, and the voters rallied behind that.”

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Infrastructure
6:45 am
Tue October 28, 2014

Demolition of Old Ledbetter Bridge Continues

Credit KYTC

The demolition of the Old Ledbetter Bridge at Paducah continues as the final remains of the structure go down. The contractor has continued conventional demolition of the approach spans while engineers work on viable options for removing the in-water piers, which may take several weeks.  

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Environment
7:22 am
Mon October 27, 2014

Radioactive Leak at Honeywell

Credit file photo

Honeywell’s Metropolis facility experienced a leak of the radioactive gas, Uranium Hexaflouride Sunday night around 7:35. Honeywell officials say the leak was caused by an equipment failure in the main production building.

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Education
7:36 am
Fri October 24, 2014

UTM Professor Selected to Governor’s Education Advisory Team

Credit UTM Office of University Relations

A UT Martin professor has been appointed to review Tennessee’s math standards. Governor Bill Haslam announced that Stephanie Kolitsch will serve on the Mathematics Standards Review and Development Committee.

Haslam has asked The State Board of Education to appoint the Mathematics Standards Committee along with an English Language Arts Standards Review and Development Committee, each with three advisory teams. Kolitsh will lead the Mathematics Advisory Team for grades 9-12.

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Infrastructure
7:28 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Hopkins County Interchange Nears Completion

Credit KYTC

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet engineers report work on the new full-flow interchange connecting Interstate 69 with the Breathitt-Pennyrile Parkway in Hopkins County is about 60 percent complete. The interchange is one of about 10 major construction projects expanding the footprint of I-69 through Kentucky. 

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