Becca Schimmel

Multimedia Journalist (for Ohio Valley ReSource, WKU)

Becca Schimmel is a Becca Schimmel is a multimedia journalist with the Ohio Valley ReSource a collaborative of public radio stations in Kentucky, West Virginia and Ohio. She's based out of the WKU Public Radio newsroom in Bowling Green.

Previously, she was a reporter for WKMS News.

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Aaron Payne, Ohio Valley ReSource

Imagine living and working somewhere designed to fit a couple hundred people. Now picture that same space crammed with twice that number. Madison County, Kentucky, Jailer Doug Thomas doesn’t have to imagine it. He lives it. 


  A financial technology company says Kentucky is home to three of the top 25 best places in the U.S. to work in manufacturing. 


  An aluminum company planning a state-subsidized $1.3 billion facility in Greenup County has released the names of its shareholders. Braidy Industries had been keeping those identities a secret.


  The International Center of Kentucky is hoping to reach their cap of resettling 300 refugees in the next fiscal year. 

LRC, Public Information

A western Kentucky Democrat has pre-filed a bill for the 2018 legislative session reducing the criminal penalty for first degree drug possession, or personal possession, from a felony to a misdemeanor. 

Courtesy office of Sen. Brown

Retired union coal miners are joining teamsters, iron workers and other union retirees in an effort to shore up their ailing pension plans, and they hope the ticking clock on a government spending bill will help.

Attila Barabas, 123rf stock photo

A new study of elder abuse protections ranks Kentucky the fourth worst in the nation.


The U.S. Senate voted along party lines Wednesday, 52 to 46, to narrowly confirm President Trump’s nominee to lead the Mine Safety and Health Administration, or MSHA. 

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A southern Kentucky judge says the cost of incarceration is changing the way Kentucky deals with drug offenders. The average cost of incarcerating someone in Kentucky is about $27,000 a year.

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A new study shows Kentucky is the sixth fattest state in the nation. The study by WalletHub examines three areas--the number of obese and overweight people in each state; health consequences; and food and fitness.