Cory Sharber

Reporter

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.

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Two markers commemorating LGBTQ history in Kentucky were unveiled this weekend that celebrate the oldest continued gathering place for the group and a 1992 state Supreme court decision.

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A Kentucky Supreme Court Justice was honored this week with a prestigious state award for his efforts towards historic preservation in west Kentucky.

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Kentucky’s First Congressional District has joined a regional economic development organization in an effort to attract investment and research partnerships.

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Two small cities in rural west Kentucky have voted in favor of allowing the sale of alcoholic beverages.

Paducah realtor Randy Bridges won the Republican primary Tuesday night for third district state representative. 

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Kentucky’s Energy and Environment Cabinet is awarding grants to expand recycling and to reduce the amount of solid waste going into landfills.

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A fish kill of roughly 6,000 near on Lake Barkley late last week isn’t necessarily an uncommon occurrence according to the KY Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

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A pair of recently published studies analyzing wastewater in two western Kentucky communities discovered the highest per-capita consumption rates of methamphetamine and amphetamine in the United States, according to Dr. Bikram Subedi.

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McCracken County has met the minimum threshold to receive funding to cover ‘emergency protective measures’ used earlier this year to minimize flooding.

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The Paducah Police Department is warning of another phone scam targeting elderly citizens.

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