Whitney Jones

News Reporter

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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Environment
7:36 am
Mon October 21, 2013

Big Rivers Wildlife Area Addition Being Dedicated

A massive addition to the Big Rivers Wildlife Management Area and State Forest is being dedicated this week. The Kentucky Division of Forestry and the state Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is meeting with lawmakers, local officials and funding partners Wednesday on the more than 4,000 acre property.

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Government
7:23 am
Mon October 21, 2013

Panel Opens Applications for Tennessee Judicial Vacancies

The application process for upcoming judicial vacancies in Tennessee is open after Gov. Bill Haslam created a new panel to vet applications. Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Janice Holder and Appeals Judge David Farmer are not seeking another term in 2014.

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Government
7:05 am
Mon October 21, 2013

Kentucky Towns Concerned About Funding Cuts to River Gauges

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Officials in some towns along Kentucky's rivers are worried about being left blind the next time a waterway reaches overflow levels because of spending cuts.

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Politics
6:58 am
Mon October 21, 2013

Online Wagering Law's Expiration Causing Worry in Illinois

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The Illinois horse racing industry could find itself in a bind if lawmakers don't renew an online betting law that expires in January.

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Politics
6:42 am
Mon October 21, 2013

2014 Deadline Among Hurdles in Illinois Lawmaker Session

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Illinois lawmakers reconvene Tuesday to address pressing issues such as pension reform and same-sex marriage but those issues could be pushed off again because of a looming deadline for opponents to challenge sitting lawmakers in 2014.

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Sports
6:08 am
Mon October 21, 2013

Murray State Football Team Wins Homecoming Game

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Murray State won its homecoming game this weekend against Austin Peay 31-3.

In other Ohio Valley Conference news, Eastern Illinois won over Southeast Missouri State 55-33, and University of Tennessee Martin lost to Tennessee State 15-29.

Politics
6:00 am
Mon October 21, 2013

Rand Paul to Make Visits Across Western Kentucky Today

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U.S. Sen. Rand Paul is making visits across western Kentucky today. His stops range from speaking with students at Lyon County High School to the Marshall County Rotary Club.

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Morning Cram
8:09 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Morning Cram [dirty pillows edition]

From NPR: A new Carrie movie comes as Halloween approaches, but NPR's Arts Desk Senior Producer Elizabeth Blair isn’t fascinated with the tortured teenager. She’s terrified by the girl’s mother, Margaret White. 

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Crime
7:56 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Parole Denied to Man Convicted of Kidnapping

One of seven people charged in the disappearance and death of a western Kentucky woman has lost his first bid for parole.

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Government
7:46 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Police Say Thieves Cut Cables, Phone Lines to Kentucky Court System

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The Kentucky court system had no phone lines or Internet connections for about two days after police say thieves cut the lines looking for recyclable material.

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