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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Infrastructure
6:18 am
Thu August 14, 2014

Progress on Ledbetter Bridge Demolition

Credit kentucky transportation cabinet

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is continuing to make progress on the demolition of the Old Ledbetter Bridge. The contractor has removed all the concrete decking from the 3 truss spans and has started removing decking on the eastern approach spans at the Livingston County end of the 85 year old structure.

The contractor submitted a demolition plan to the US Coast Guard for approval about a month ago.  The Coast Guard shared the plan with a river industry trade group and federal agencies for their input.   This week the US 

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Government
6:32 am
Fri August 8, 2014

Tennessee Primary Results from our Region

Here is a list of unofficial election results from our listening region submitted by county election commissions to the Tennessee Coordinator of Elections:

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Government
6:15 am
Thu August 7, 2014

Fiscal Courts in Coal Counties Get Refunds

Coal producing counties across Kentucky are receiving refunds from mining permits and acreage fees.
Credit NRDC

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear announced Wednesday that 34 fiscal courts in the Commonwealth will receive refunds from mining permit and acreage fees.  Eight counties in our region will receive refunds totaling $58,377.

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Education
9:34 am
Tue August 5, 2014

POSTCARD: Mom's Thoughts on Her Child's First Day of School...Ever.

Credit Lance Dennee

  

The chatter of parents and children returned to the hall of Clark Elementary in Paducah for the first day of classes. The first day of kindergarten offers the familiar scene of parents dropping off Kindergartners for the first time.

Mother Jennifer Tucker knew leaving her daughter, Claire, would be challenging despite having seen others do it many times.

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Environment
8:29 am
Tue August 5, 2014

Paducah's Penrod Named VP of USEC's American Centrifuge Project

Assembled Centrifuge Machines
Credit www.usec.com

Steven Penrod, the manager of Paducah’s gaseous diffusion plant has been named Vice President of USEC’s American Centrifuge Project.  Penrod currently serves as USEC vice president of enrichment operations and has been responsible for USEC’s facilities in Paducah and Piketon, Ohio.

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Society
7:11 am
Mon August 4, 2014

Work Stoppage at Honeywell/Talks to Resume Aug. 18

A work stoppage has begun at the Metropolis Honeywell plant after management and union representatives failed to reach an agreement. Negotiations at the Metropolis Honeywell plant concluded Thursday night with Honeywell making a final offer, but local 7-669 representatives were disappointed with the proposal, saying it did not address concerns with job security, healthcare, and safety among others. The current contract expired at midnight Friday.

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Government
10:48 am
Fri August 1, 2014

Kentucky Driver's License Still Enough in Federal Buildings, For Now

Credit transportation.ky.gov

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has granted an extension to Kentucky for meeting requirements of the new identification security law known as REAL ID – meaning a Kentucky driver’s license is still sufficient for gaining access to most federal buildings.

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Business
7:33 am
Fri August 1, 2014

Honeywell Talks Conclude, Union Not Satisfied

Negotiations ended last night at the Honeywell Metropolis Plant with Honeywell presenting its “last best and final offer,” but union representatives say there’s more negotiation to be done.

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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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