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.

Nicole Erwin / WKMS

A U.S. maritime administrator says southwest Kentucky is fertile training ground for jobs in the river industries.

Nicole Erwin / WKMS

A Chinese hemp hardwood flooring company has shown interest in developing a pilot project in west Kentucky.

Murray State University’s Hutson School of Agriculture Dean Tony Brannon announced Thursday during a hemp panel discussion at an ag conference in Carlisle  County that the company called him two weeks ago saying it wants to work with Murray State.

National Weather Service

UPDATE 4:09 p.m.: National Weather Service Forecasters have reduced their confidence in the timing of the storm. The region remains in at an "enhanced" to "moderate" risk of severe weather. The NWS Reports, "There is some indication that activity could develop over southeast MO and southern IL near the Ohio River, but overall confidence in timing is low."

Original Post: 

The National Weather Service in Paducah is predicting  severe and unusual weather between 1:00 and 5:00 this afternoon throughout the WKMS listening area.

Mercy for Animals

A Kentucky hog farm operator has fired three workers after an animal rights group video- taped alleged incidents of animal abuse at the farm.

Mercy for Animals

Update: Tosh Farms responds to alleged abuse. 

Pigs raised for slaughter in Louisville’s JBS Swift plant were punched, kicked and beaten with a pipe at a farm south of Bowling Green, according to a new undercover video released by animal rights activists.

Nicole Erwin, Ohio Valley ReSource

  Jimmy Tosh sells a lot of pigs. He is owner and CEO of Tosh Farms, Tosh Pork, and Bacon By Gosh, in Henry County, Tennessee, and has 84 contracted barns in the region where farmers grow pigs for his products.

Nicole Erwin / WKMS

 The parents of Bailey Holt and Preston Cope, two 15-year-olds killed in the Marshall County High School shooting in January, testified to a group of lawmakers Monday, urging them to make schools safer before students return to the classroom this fall.

Nicole Erwin / Ohio Valley ReSource

“Be brave, have fun,” Jennie Boggess instructs as she leads a room full of young students at Camp Curiosity, hosted by the Daviess County, Kentucky, Public Schools.

Boggess is the development director for the Owensboro Dance Theatre and today she is preparing students for a finale performance to cap the four-week summer camp.

Thomas Galvez / Creative Commons

The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education gave final approval Friday for tuition rates at state public universities. The council capped raising tuition by 6 percent over the next two years.

Nicole Erwin / WKMS

Kentucky's First District U.S. Congressman James Comer helped to pass the house's version of the federal farm bill Thursday.