Nicole Erwin

Multimedia Journalist (for Ohio Valley ReSource, WKMS)

Nicole Erwin is a Murray native and started working at WKMS during her time at Murray State University as a Psychology undergraduate student. Nicole left her job as a PTL dispatcher to join the newsroom after she was hired by former News Director Bryan Bartlett. Since, Nicole has completed a Masters in Sustainable Development from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia where she lived for 2 1/2 years.

Nicole also worked in South Korea as a journalist where she anchored the local English TV news, hosted a national radio show and freelanced with the Jeju Weekly. She is an avid traveler with more than 25 countries under her belt and finds beauty in the environment and the stories within it.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS news

Recycling in Murray is costing its residents more than it is saving. That’s according to Street and Solid Waste Manager Ron Allbritten in a City Council presentation Thursday night.

LRC Public Information

  A special election will likely be called for the 89th District House Representative seat, serving Jackson, Laurel and Madison counties in east Kentucky.

Taylor Inman, WKMS

The Calloway County Public Library Board is reopening the bid process to sell an historic house near downtown Murray. The library owns the neighboring Higgins House, a dilapidated Victorian property that needs significant, costly repair.

Courtesy of Martha Emmons

A Paducah businesswoman filed today to run for the third district state House seat held by retiring Democrat Gerald Watkins. Martha Emmons - a Democrat - co-owns the bicycle and fitness shop BikeWorld. She says government is broken and lacking female leadership.

ICE logo, via Twitter

  Immigration and Customs Enforcement - or ICE - has arrested 22 immigration violators in Northern Kentucky. In a release,  ICE said Enforcement and Removal Operations made the arrests during a two-day enforcement action, this week, that involved 20 men and two women.

Nico Gilbert-Igelsrud, Flickr Creative Commons

Flags at all state office buildings will be lowered to half-staff this Saturday in honor of a Kentucky sailor killed during World War II.

Nicole Erwin, WKMS

Businesses in Kentucky will struggle in moving forward with a pro-growth, job creating agenda unless the state pension issue is resolved. That’s according to Kentucky Chamber President Dave Adkisson.

He told the Paducah Chamber Thursday that the pension problem and tax reform are their top priorities for the 2018 General Assembly.  

LBJ Library/public domain

Law professor Philip Alston is a United Nations expert on extreme poverty. In his position as a U.N. Special Rapporteur  he reports on places where pervasive poverty and human rights issues intersect, places such as Haiti, south Asia and central Africa. His latest work, however, is taking him to parts of the U.S., including the Ohio Valley.

Nicole Erwin, WKMS

  Twenty years ago today a west Kentucky high school lost three students after 14-year-old Michael Carneal opened fire on his classmates. A service at Heath Middle School was held this morning to mark the 1997 shooting that shocked the community and country.

American Quilter's Society via Facebook

  The deadline for the American Quilters Society Spring QuiltWeek contest is fast approaching. All submissions must be entered by Friday, December 1st for the April showcase in Paducah.

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