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Stewart County

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County: Stewart, TN

# of Precincts Reporting:   9


Written by Bec Feldhaus

November 2, 2010 at 1:15 pm

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McCracken County

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County: _McCracken

#20 of 54 Precincts Reporting

County Races:


(District 2)

Ricky Box   REP     :Vote #  3194

Tony Veltri        DEM  (I) :Vote # 3281


Jeff Jerrell DEM  (I)  :Vote # 11072

Beck Bowers   WRITE IN    : Vote #

Mark Kidd WRITE IN    : Vote #

City Elections

City: Paducah

City Commission Four Elected

Gayle Kaler   :Vote # 4763

Richard Abraham   : Vote # 4021

Shelley Eugene Keeling   :Vote # 1720

Shirley Trail Lanier    : Vote # 1878

Gerald Watkins   : Vote # 4337

Eric C. Youngblood   : Vote # 1672

Carol Gault   : Vote # 3981


Glenda Janet Ransom  DEM  : Vote # 14559

Uncontested Races


Judge Executive

Van E Newberry DEM  (I)  :Vote # 15276


(District 3)

Scott Wathen    DEM  :Vote # 5231

(Districts 1)

Mark Hayden    DEM   :Vote 4128

County Commissioner

(District 1)

Ronnie J Freeman  DEM  (I)  : Vote # 14655

(District 2)

Jerry Beyer    DEM   (I)  :Vote # 15400

(District 3)

Zana Renfro   DEM  (I)   :Vote # 14772

Commonwealth’s Attorney

(District 2)

Daniel Y. Boaz DEM (I)  :Vote #  16,847

County Attorney

Michael Murphy DEM (I)   :Vote # 14911


Nancy Bock   DEM  (I)  :Vote # 15279


Dan L. Sims  DEM (I)   :Vote 15286


Jon Hayden  DEM  (I)  :Vote # 17248

District Judge:

(District 1)

W.A. Tony Kitchen  (I)  :Vote # 13914

(District 2)

Chris Hollowell  (I)  :Vote # 13812


Bill Adams  DEM  (I)  :Vote # 15654

County Surveyor

Alan C. Robinson   REP   :Vote # 13114

Justice of the Peace

(District 1)

Chester W. Hack Jr.   DEM  :Vote # 4026

(District 2)

Tori Rust Myers    DEM   :Vote # 4343

(District 3)

Larry Hill    DEM   :Vote # 5277

Written by Bec Feldhaus

October 28, 2010 at 1:03 pm

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Graves County

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County: Graves

# of Precincts Reporting:  30

City Races

Mayor: Mayfield

Teresa L. Cantrell   :Vote # 1,927

Arthur Byrn  (I) : Vote #955

City Council: Mayfield: Ten Elected

Al Page   : Vote # 1392

Henry Blythe   :Vote # 962

Barry McDonald   :Vote # 1435

Janna Bennett Adams   :Vote # 1438

Gary Cagle   :Vote # 1035

Phil Myers   :Vote # 1566

Johnny L. Jackson   :Vote # 1511

Jonathan Stinson   :Vote # 1136

John Poole   :Vote # 1133

John Wesley Lawson   :Vote # 701

Wayne Potts   :Vote # 1524

Kathy S. O’Nan   :Vote # 1568

Jon Redd   :Vote # 1101

Nick Summers    :Vote # 1623

Chuck Whitnell    :Vote # 1460

George L. Hurd Jr.      :Vote # 454

City Council: Wingo: Three Elected

John R. Hicks    DEM   :Vote # 137

Rayburn Burge   DEM   :Vote # 131

Brad Spillman   DEM   :Vote # 141

Brain L. Perkins   DEM   :Vote # 124

County Races

District Judge:

(District 52)

Royce W. Buck      :Vote # 4426

Deborah Hawkins Crooks  (I) :Vote # 7071


(District 1)

Bob Anderson    REP  : Vote # 4023

Jesse Perry    DEM   :Vote # 7769

(District 3)

Todd Hayden   REP   : Vote # 6701

Romey A. Holmes   DEM (I)  :Vote # 5168

Uncontested Races


County Attorney

John R. Cunningham    DEM  (I) : Vote # 8640


Howell Carr   DEM  (I) : Vote # 8983


Barry M. Kennemore  DEM (I) : Vote # 9453


(District 1)

David E. Jackson    DEM : Vote # 2563

(District 2)

Randy L. Wyatt   DEM :Vote # 1731

(District 3)

Kelley G. Elder    REP  :Vote # 3142


Phillip McClain     DEM (I)  :Vote # 8854


Dewayne Redmon    DEM  :Vote # 9182


(District 2)

Mark A. Waggoner    DEM  :Vote # 8902

City Races

Mayor: Wingo

Charles Shelby    DEM   : Vote # 162

Written by Bec Feldhaus

October 28, 2010 at 12:59 pm

Posted in Elections

Photos from Vegas are here

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As promised, here is just one of the photos from WKMS’s trip to Vegas. It was a very informative, very fun trip.

Follow this link to see the rest of the album.

Written by Bec Feldhaus

October 7, 2010 at 11:43 am

Headed back to the Bluegrass

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Bec FeldhausAfter a few days in a place designed to trap you inside, I’m happy to find my way out and start the journey back home to Kentucky.

The convention was informative, social and overall a very enjoyable time. One noticeable thing though, is the higher number of those from the western part of the country. Though many people didn’t know where our listening area was before this convention, they sure do now! At least a few.

This post wraps up the blogging for now. Check back to the Front Blog to see pictures of the WKMS bumper sticker out and about in Vegas.

See you back in the Four Rivers Region very soon.

Written by Bec Feldhaus

October 6, 2010 at 10:59 am

Posted in WKMS Abroad

Last post for the business day

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Bec FeldhausIt was a whirl-wind day of training sessions and I’m spent – educated, but spent.

On the docket this evening: showing the WKMS sticker around town to put with the traveling WKMS sticker photos, soon to come. Then to see a show. Tonight are the closing ceremonies and tomorrow I fly back to Kentucky.

Though I’ve enjoyed the time here, I look forward to getting back to news in the Four Rivers Region.

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October 5, 2010 at 8:05 pm

Voila, a Western Kentucky connection

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Bec FeldhausRight now I’m in a session about the News Gear that will enhance the story. Gear as means to an end. The professor and leader? Dr. Kerry Northrup, a very new professor of multi-media to Western Kentucky University.

I knew there would be someone from the Commonwealth.

Back from lunch and ready to learn.

Written by Bec Feldhaus

October 5, 2010 at 4:08 pm

Asking the tough questions

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Bec FeldhausThis session is “The Art of the Interview.”

At WKMS we cover issues that affect the Four Rivers Region and the better questions we ask, the more complete news we can bring you. After listening to Rob Curley with the Las Vegas Sun, I have a lot of great inspiration to bring back to Murray.

I’m not the only newsie on the move. Reporter Angela Hatton heads off for a training session in Missouri next week. We never stop our education so your news can be the most cutting-edge, informative content it can be.

How far will WKMS go bring you better news? Well let’s put it this way. Reporters have been to Paris, TN, Paris, France and the Paris hotel in Las Vegas, and that’s just this year.

Looking forward to a lunch break and then back to training!

Off to a show tonight. I’ll let you know how it goes.

Written by Bec Feldhaus

October 5, 2010 at 1:42 pm

These reporters have been everywhere, man

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Bec FeldhausGood morning from Sin City.

Just finished a session on networking and the art of the resume. Participants had the chance to practice introducing themselves to past presidents of the Society of Professional Journalists. It was a very enlightening session.

Here’s a picture of my adventure to the Bellagio. The ceiling is breath-taking.

Next, it’s off to listen to new media correspondent Rob Curley from right here in Las Vegas.

WKMS at the Bellagio!

Last night was fruitful. I saw the dancing fountains, played the slots (which are more complicated than one might thing) saw the Chihully glass in the Bellagio and galavanted around Caesar’s Palace. No Murray connections today, but I have high hopes.

Check back to the Front Blog and after the trip where I’ll show pictures of the traveling WKMS bumper sticker!

Thanks for coming along with me on my trip to Vegas. Many more updates to come.

Written by Bec Feldhaus

October 5, 2010 at 12:11 pm

Social Networks: The Safe Way

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One step closer to the Four Rivers Region. The current session includes thoughts from Mike Farrell with the University of Kentucky’s First Amendment Center. In the same state, that’s a start!

Also, during the Mark of Excellence awards luncheon, Murray State’s own Christopher Bryant won an award for best Public Service Announcement for the importance of the First Amendment. Another gentleman approached me after the ceremony and told me he was a proud Murray State University graduate. He now resides in Louisiana.

It’s not even 4pm here, and I’ve already found a few connections to WKMS. It bodes well for the tonight and tomorrow.

It’s almost time to test out some award-winning Vegas buffets. I’ll have a crab leg in your honor.

More to come.

Written by Bec Feldhaus

October 4, 2010 at 5:44 pm