Liz Tretter

Student Reporter

Liz is an undergraduate student at Murray State University, pursuing a major in English Literature with a minor in Legal Studies. She was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. Liz is also an Honors Student in Murray State's Honors College, as well as one of their ambassadors.  

In high school, Liz served as the founder and editor of Christian Academy of Louisville’s online newspaper. In addition to reporting for WKMS, she also enjoys reading, running, and spending time outdoors.

Liz plans to attend law school after graduating from Murray State.


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  Kentucky’s tourism industry generated more than $15 billion dollars in 2017.


Murray State University president Bob Davies sent a letter of condolences Thursday regarding the deaths of two employees: Michael Whitlow and Dr. Ray Conklin.


  Family and friends are holding a birthday party in memory of one of the Marshall County High School shooting victims.

Liz Tretter, WKMS

The recently enacted payroll tax dominated the Murray mayoral candidate forum Monday night. Other topics included calls for the community to work together, making city council meetings more inclusive and collaborations between the city and the university.  

Liz Tretter, WKMS

As Kentucky lawmakers finalized an override of Gov. Matt Bevin’s veto of a state spending plan that increases education funding with the help of a more than $480 million tax increase, teachers want more. Rallies across the commonwealth took place Friday, including in Murray.

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  The Paducah City Commission has amended the city’s smoking ordinance by extending the ban to include all places of employment, both public and private.

Christian County Sheriff's Department

  The Christian County Sheriff’s Office suffered the loss one of their fully-certified, dual-purpose K9’s on Sunday.

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The Cadiz Rotary Club is auctioning off a chance to blow up the old Lake Barkley Bridge during a radio auction. The opportunity comes after Governor Matt Bevin auctioned the demolition of the Capital Plaza Tower.


Murray State University is partnering with West Kentucky Community and Technical College to sponsor ‘TechMania.’

The event aims to encourage students to pursue a career in Information Technology by giving them the opportunity to play with IT equipment.

Kentucky’s Commissioner for the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources has announced his retirement after nearly four decades of public service in natural resources, wildlife management, and agriculture.