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.


6:18 am
Wed August 20, 2014

Paducah Man Arrested with 136K of Synthetic Marijuana

Credit McCracken County Sheriff's facebook

The McCracken County Sheriff’s Department has arrested a Paducah man on charges of trafficking synthetic marijuana. Feras Marj was arrested Tuesday with possession of $136,000 worth of the drug also known as Spice. 

During the search of Marj’s residence, detectives located over 2,700 bags of synthetic marijuana, a loaded handgun, and over $3,000 believed to be proceeds from drug sales. detectives determined that Marji was selling the bags of Spice at an average of $50 per bag, giving the seized synthetic marijuana a street value of approximately $136,000.

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5:56 am
Tue August 19, 2014

(Update - Honeywell Issues Statement) Honeywell Negotiations Continue This Week

UPDATE: Honeywell has issued a statement on the situation.

“The company and the union continued bargaining on Tuesday, but little progress was made. 

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6:06 am
Fri August 15, 2014

Hopkinsville Police Make Arrest for April 2013 Homicide

Credit Hopkinsville Police Dept.

Hopkinsville Police have made an arrest connected to the death of 44 year old Kathleen Davis.  Eighteen year old James Devontrel Day was arrested Thursday and charged with murder. Davis was found strangled in a vacant apartment April 6, 2013. Day is currently being held in the Christian County Jail. 

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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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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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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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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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8:29 am
Tue August 5, 2014

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

Assembled Centrifuge Machines

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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7:11 am
Mon August 4, 2014

Work Stoppage at Honeywell/Talks to Resume Aug. 18

Credit file photo

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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10:48 am
Fri August 1, 2014

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


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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