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.

Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, via Facebook

The Kentucky and Ontario Chambers of Commerce released a statement on Wednesday in support of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

MATT MARKGRAF, WKMS

The Mayfield City Council unanimously passed an ordinance expanding food truck operations on Monday.

Dave Winder - Murray State Athletics, goracers.com

The Murray State University men’s basketball team will head to San Diego, California, to take on the West Virginia Mountaineers on Friday in the 2018 NCAA Tournament.

unemployment, istockphoto

Kentucky’s unemployment rate decreased nearly a full percent since last year according to statistics obtained Thursday from the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics.

LIGHTWISE, 123RF STOCK PHOTO

The first reported death from the statewide hepatitis-A outbreak occurred on Tuesday in Louisville.

MATT MARKGRAF, WKMS

The Kentucky House of Representatives passed a bill on Tuesday that would begin charging people for multiple handicap parking placards.

LRC Public Information

A bill in Kentucky regarding high school students pursuing military service passed in the House on Friday and will advance to the Senate.

Taylor Inman, WKMS

Update:

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said in a release on Friday that the Ohio River “Cairo” Bridge will close at 6 p.m. as floodwaters approach the levee.

 

They said the bridge is expected to be closed for a week but could be extended if the flood crest is revised upward.

American Red Cross, West Kentucky Chapter Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/wkyredcross/

The American Red Cross is assisting in recovery efforts in Hopkinsville following the storms that impacted the area on Saturday.

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A multi-county outbreak of Hepatitis A remains ongoing with the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) now reporting 117 cases.

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