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.


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David Benbennick, Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain

A former Livingston County Circuit Court Clerk has been sentenced to five years probation for abuse of public trust. 

Martin Police Department, Facebook

A teacher at South Fulton High School in Tennessee is under investigation for alleged statutory rape following a complaint made by a student.

Murray Police

  A Murray mayoral candidate was charged with possession of ‘marijuana wax’ and drug paraphernalia over the weekend.

Murray State Athletics

Murray State University retired the uniform of a former star basketball player on Saturday. During halftime in a game against Tennessee Tech, Director of Athletics Allen Ward said Isaiah Canaan’s No. 3 uniform would never be worn again.

Murray-Calloway Co. Parks, Facebook

The first phase of a new disability friendly playground in Murray is near completion. The project is part of  the Murray Center for Accessible Living initiative to make public spaces more accessible.

Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons

A biographical drama about the first deaf Major League Baseball player is being filmed in west Kentucky. The Silent Natural follows the story of late 19th Century baseball player William “Dummy” Hoy.

Kentucky Department of Education

Kentucky’s education commissioner is asking Kentuckians to wear blue and orange on Friday  in honor of the staff and students at Marshall County High School and in memory of the victims of the school shooting last week.

James Beard Foundation, Facebook

Two Kentucky chefs are bringing the taste of the Bluegrass to the Big Apple. Ouita Michel of Midway and Sara Bradley of Paducah will bring Kentucky-rich cuisine to the James Beard House.


People in west Kentucky are hoping to catch a glimpse of the Super Blue Blood Moon in the early hours Wednesday morning. But it will only be viewable in the region under certain circumstances.


The American Red Cross is extending their services to aid those impacted by Marshall County shooting.