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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Education
7:28 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Tobacco Free Campuses Considered by Kentucky School Districts

The Hopkins County school board is considering a proposal to ban all forms of tobacco from school property and vehicles for students, faculty, and visitors, during all school functions every day of the week.

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Business
6:28 am
Wed July 23, 2014

[Slideshow: Afternoon Photos Added] Early Morning Fire on Murray Court Square

Firefighters work to contain the fire from 5th Street
Troy Taylor

(Click on the above photo to see the slideshow. More photos on our Facebook page)

UPDATE - 7/24/14 11:30 AM -- Murray firefighters remain on the scene since they are concerned about the possibility of small rekindling flames. The fire department is continuing to investigate the start of the fire, which they believe began at Wilson's Florist. Roads surrounding the damaged buildings remain closed.

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Immigration
1:01 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Fort Knox Not Being Considered to House Child Refugees

Credit wikipedia.org

Fort Knox will not receive child immigrants, despite being mentioned by lawmakers, including Kentucky Senator Rand Paul. Kentucky 3rd District Representative John Yarmuth issued a statement Monday stating the Department of Health and Human Services has confirmed it is not considering Fort Knox for housing of children fleeing violence south of the border. The Depart of Defense had submitted Fort Knox as a site large enough to house the immigrants, but HHS has final say.

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Education
9:54 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Murray State and Austin Peay: Great Colleges to Work For

Credit murraystate.edu

Two area universities are featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s list of 2014 “Great Colleges to Work For.” Murray State University is on the list for the fifth time and Austin Peay State University for the third.

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Business
9:04 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Labor Negotiations Hit Snag at Honeywell on First Day

Labor agreement negotiations at the Metropolis Honeywell Plant got off to a bumpy start as workers were ordered to remove their union stickers yesterday morning.   Union representatives claim the move violates the National Labor Relations Act.  United Steelworkers Local 7-669 President, Stephen Lech expressed his disappointment with the turn of events.

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Arts
6:26 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Kentucky Arts Council Awards $1.4M to Arts Organizations

The Kentucky Arts Council is awarding more than $1.4 million  to arts organizations across the Commonwealth, including support to Calloway, Christian, Crittenden, Daviess, Graves, McCracken, and Trigg counties. Here's a breakdown of where the award is being allocated in our region: 

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Missing Persons
11:56 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Missing Calloway Co. Teen Found Safe

Gowen was reported missing last Wednesday.
Credit Paducah Police Department

UPDATE: 11:10 a.m. July 7:

A missing girl from Calloway County has been found. 

"Gabrielle was located in Paducah and is safely back with her family," said Mike Gowen, Gabrielle's father. "We would like to thank the community for all the help locating her, especially the Calloway County Sheriff's Office, the Paducah Police Department and the Paris Police Department."

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Environment
6:19 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Preparation for Demolition of Old Ledbetter Bridge Continues

Credit KYTC

Engineering analysis work is continuing toward the start of demolition on the Old Ledbetter Bridge crossing the Tennessee River between Livingston and McCracken Counties. Revised demolition plans for the 83 year old structure were submitted to the U.S. Coast Guard for review last week.  

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Construction
7:12 am
Mon July 7, 2014

Greenway Trail Underpass Construction Begins/Brookport Bridge Closed 21 Days

Credit City of Paducah

Crews will begin installing detour signs Monday in Paducah in preparation for the Tuesday closing of the Brookport Bridge to install an underpass connecting two sections of the Greenway Trail. Contractors will have 21 consecutive days to install the 52-foot long lighted underpass at U-S 45. 

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Government
7:22 am
Mon June 30, 2014

McConnell Visits Western Kentucky

Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell will spend Monday morning visiting with constituents and later honor prominent Kentucky Senator Alben Barkley. The Senate Minority Leader plans to meet with Murray community leaders at 8:30 AM in the Robert O. Miller Conference Center, then travel to Benton for a 9:50 AM visit at Sugar and Spice Restaurant. 

 

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