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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Six counties in far west Kentucky recorded the largest increases in annual unemployment rates from 2016 to 2017. That’s according to a release from the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics on Monday.

Courtesy of Tim Peyton, Terrapin Station

This Saturday, April 21st, independent record stores across the globe will be celebrating the 11th annual Record Store Day. According to the official Record Store Day website, the event serves as a way to spread the word about the unique culture surrounding nearly 1,400 independently owned record stores in the US and thousands of similar stores internationally.

Courtesy of Todd Hornback, Chief, Public Affairs Office

A portion of the Ohio River at the Olmsted Locks and Dam is closed to navigation due to a barge accident. 

Paducah Police Department

A McCracken County man is in jail and faces multiple sexual assault charges involving minors. The Paducah Police Department said in a release on Monday that 29-year-old Joshua Meyer is charged with first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy and second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.

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Update: Paducah Police has identified the victims that were in an apartment shooting on Thursday.

Andy Beshear, official photo

Democratic Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear called the latest Republican-led effort to overhaul the pension system through an amended wastewater bill “government at its worst.”

Courtesy of Hopkins County Sheriff's Office

The suspect involved in a bank robbery in Hopkins County on Monday is still at large.

visitmadisonvilleky.com

The producers of a film underway in far west Kentucky are looking for extras for a shoot on Saturday in Dawson Springs.

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The Kentucky Senate Judiciary Committee passed a bill on Thursday that would penalize the distribution of “revenge porn” without consent.

via KYTCDistrict1, Facebook

The grand opening for a prominent rest area on the Western Kentucky Parkway is this Friday. 

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