Liz Tretter

Student Reporter

Liz is an undergraduate student at Murray State University, pursuing a major in English Literature with a minor in Philosophy. She was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. She 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.


Ways to Connect

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Discussion on the future of the statue of Confederate General Lloyd Tilghman continues in the City of Paducah. But who was Lloyd Tilghman? What did he do in Paducah and during the Civil War?

Similar to NPR's piece understanding the Confederate men memorialized with statues, WKMS News digs into history with Lloyd Tilghman House & Civil War Museum administrator Bill Baxter.

Nicole Erwin / WKMS

The City of  Hopkinsville says they hosted an estimated 116,500 guests during the solar eclipse.

via Kentucky State Police Facebook Page

The Kentucky State Police is hosting two recruitment meetings in west Kentucky next week.


Kentucky Democratic State Representative Gerald Watkins called the recommendations for solving the state’s pension debt crisis “outrageous” and “appalling.” 

American Red Cross, Western KY Chapter via Facebook

American Red Cross volunteers from Paducah and Owensboro are en-route to aid in tropical storm Harvey recovery efforts in Texas and Louisiana. 

Liz Tretter, WKMS

Less than two miles from NASA’s flag singling out the point of greatest totality is the SolQuest festival. More than 5,000 people from the United States and some from other countries plan to view the eclipse from this 75-acre family farm.

Murray State University

A former NASA educator and Murray State University alum says a tragic space shuttle disaster in the 1980s emboldened her to help a young generation develop a passion for science.

Pennyroyal Scuba Center Blue Springs Resort Inc. via Facebook

A group of certified scuba divers will witness the total solar eclipse from a rock quarry in Hopkinsville.

via National Register of Historic Places Registration Form,

A Paducah church featuring late gothic revival architecture is now on the National Register of Historic Places. 

Paducah City Hall

The Paducah Board of Commissioners approved an ordinance Tuesday night for a Project Partnership Agreement between the Department of the Army and the City of Paducah for a floodwall reconstruction project.