Whitney Jones

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Whitney grew up listening to Car Talk to and from her family’s beach vacation each year, but it wasn’t until a friend introduced her to This American Life that radio really grabbed her attention. She is a recent graduate from Union University in Jackson, Tenn., where she studied journalism. When she’s not at WKMS, you can find her working on her backyard compost pile and garden, getting lost on her bicycle or crocheting one massive blanket.

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George Flinn conceded the 8th District US House primary race to George Kustoff, winning by just nearly 4 percent.

Republican Tim Wirgau also wins his primary with nearly 60 percent of the vote against James Poe for the State House District 75.

See more results at the end of this story.

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A Hopkinsville ministry has been growing for more than a decade with the mission of uniting the city and serving underserved communities. The Challenge House Movement is now looking to expand, and this is the story of some of the lives the ministry has touched.

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Residents from areas surrounding Land Between the Lakes National Recreational Area showed up for the Forest Service hosted listening session, filling the Kentucky Dam Village Convention Center last night.

Most had the intent of crying out against the Forest Service’s management of LBL, pointing out what they saw as inconsistencies in their plan and making pleas to protect areas they once called home.

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Marshall County Emergency Management Director Frank Murphy resigned his post this week, and an investigation is ongoing.

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Three regional airports are getting a total of more than $2 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation for new construction and other projects.

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The Kentucky Division of Water is proposing that the lower Ohio River be removed from a list of waterways with high mercury levels.

The list warns against consuming fish from those waters.

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Nearly 40 H-2A guestworkers filed three separate lawsuits in federal court Thursday alleging civil rights violations within the Kentucky tobacco industry.

The H-2A program allows American farmers to bring foreign workers temporarily to the U.S.

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A new non-profit report examining the state of preschool in the US found that funding and enrollment have increased nationwide, but in Kentucky it’s a different story.

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The Federal Aviation Administration has approved a drone large enough to carry and spray fertilizers and pesticides on crops, but a Kentucky crop duster says it’s unlikely farmers here will use them.

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The Calloway County Sheriff’s Office reports two unrelated violent crimes have happened this week. 

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