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WPSD Left with One Computer After Lightning Strikes Station

WPSD_06-04-2014_22.18.37Paducah, KY, NBC affiliate WPSD had to turn back the clock to get its newscast on air last night after multiple lightning strikes hit the station.

Viewers of the 10:00 p.m. news were greeted by anchor Todd Faulkner who explained why both he and meteorologist Jennifer Rukavina were sitting in the newsroom. “The station took multiple lightning strikes earlier this evening and it knocked out a lot of what we use everyday folks.”

Faulkner told viewers what was also posted on the station facebook page, that they were down to one computer with internet access.

At one point Faulkner who was using a stick mic, used his cellphone to conduct a live interview with a county emergency manager to check on damage in the area during the severe thunderstorm warnings.

The morning crew fared a little better than the 10:00 p.m. anchors did. They were able to use the studio, but were left without prompters. “Talk about a Throwback Thursday!” they wrote on teh station facebook page. “Lightning struck WPSD last night. Mike and I have no TelePrompTer this morning. We are back to paper scripts!”

[FTVLive]

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Holden Kurwicki Leaving North Carolina for Station in Kentucky

Kurwicki WPSD_croppedHolden Kurwicki is leaving Wilmington, NC, ABC affiliate WWAY for Paducah, KY, NBC affiliate WPSD.

“The move is bittersweet because it is an incredible career opportunity for me to further my career close to my southern Illinois home,” Kurwicki told the StarNews Online. “But leaving all of my friends and family in North Carolina made this one of the most difficult decisions I have ever made in my life.”

Before coming to WWAY in July 2012, Kurwicki worked at WNDU in South Bend, IN. He starts at WPSD March 31.