Cory Sharber


Cory Sharber is a student at Murray State University majoring in journalism and political science. He was born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. Prior to joining WKMS, Cory wrote for the Murray State News as a beat writer for the rifle and tennis teams. When he’s not at WKMS, he typically listens to music, plays guitar, video games, and crams for all of the assignments he puts off.

Cory is inspired by reading all the newspapers lying around the house as a kid and watching NBC Nightly News for most of his youth.

Kentucky Lake Convention and Tourism Bureau

Tourist spending in Marshall County increased by nearly five percent in 2017.

Courtesy of Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is recognizing the Paducah Chamber as one of the nation’s top one percent of all member organizations.


A Murray State University baseball player has joined the ranks of Freshman All-American.

Kentucky Department of Agriculture via Facebook

The Kentucky Animal Control Advisory Board is inviting county and metro governments to apply for matching grants for spay and neuter needs.

Matt Markgraf/WKMS

The Kentucky State Police said a possible live grenade found Monday in Hopkins County was rendered safe.


McCracken County Sheriff Jon Hayden says he will retire at the end of this month after serving 12 years in the role. 

Courtesy of Clarksville Police Department

The Clarksville Police Department is suspecting arson after three vehicles were set on fire in a neighborhood within two hours of each other early Monday morning.


The Hopkinsville Community College Foundation has a new president.

via, MFA In Creative Writing

Murray State University’s MFA Program in Creative Writing hosts published writers from around the region for a Summer Reading Series next month.

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A state economic development program designed to attract industry has added an industrial site in west Kentucky.