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.

Paducah Symphony Orchestra

  While Paducah Symphony Orchestra’s conductor kicked off the symphony’s 18th season over the weekend, his home in Naples, Florida, was at the mercy of Hurricane Irma.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  The Green River District Health Department has confirmed the presence of mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus in Daviess County. Public Health Director Clay Horton said the virus has been present in the region since the early 2000’s. But this time of year, as birds migrate south, mosquitoes quit biting birds and shift their focus to people.

Nicole Erwin | Ohio Valley ReSource

The Environmental Protection Agency is reconsidering its approval of a controversial new form of herbicide that farmers say is damaging millions of acres of soybeans. Some 40 complaints have come from Ohio Valley farmers. Growers are looking for answers, and some suspect a quirk of the region’s climate may be increasing the risk of harm.

Kentucky State Police

Update 2: Per the Kentucky State Police, the corrections officer who shot Wofford is Susan Knight, a 19-year veteran with the state Dept. of Corrections. Wofford continues to receive treatment in the hospital and remains in custody of the Dept. of Corrections.  

Nicole Erwin, WKMS

  The number of Kentuckians likely to die due to opioid overdoses and prescription cocktails is expected to increase again this year, according to the state Office of Drug Control Policy. At a symposium held at Baptist Health Hospital in Paducah, Tuesday, doctors were asked to check themselves and their practices.

Nicole Erwin, WKMS

  A German professor has finished swimming the entire Tennessee River for science - water quality science.  The endurance swimmer and scientist Dr. Andreas Fath wrapped up 652 miles Tuesday afternoon at Paducah’s riverfront.

Nicole Erwin, WKMS

At an ancient Native American site near the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers, gather several members of the Chickasaw Nation for a weekend of music and dancing as thousands come to the region to witness the solar eclipse. Nicole Erwin has more from a gathering on what was once Chickasaw homeland. 

Nicole Erwin, Ohio Valley ReSource

  In the rich land of Christian County, wheat is milled for McDonald’s biscuits, corn is turned into ethanol, and grazing cows support the state’s leading dairy. This is Kentucky’s breadbasket, and a river runs through it: the South Fork of Little River.

Evelyn Simak, Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Hemp is deeply rooted in Kentucky's history. The commonwealth was once the leading producer of hemp in the United States. The industry faded over time and has been stifled by federal classifications and confusion. Now, two Kentucky congressmen, with support from Kentucky's senators, are looking to lift federal restrictions on the crop. But, as hemp is poised for progress, industry uncertainties remain.

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