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.

Kentucky Department of Education

The Kentucky Board of Education has voted to accept the resignation of Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt. The board's decision comes one day after Republican Gov. Matt Bevin replaced most of the board with new members. 




McCracken County Jailer Tonya Ray has been summoned to appear in court for a class ‘A’ Misdemeanor., cropped

The U.S. House Agriculture Committee introduced their 2018 Farm Bill Thursday. The bill increases work requirements for food-stamp benefits, preserves provisions for federal crop insurance and the conservation reserve program. What isn’t included is hemp.

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  The Paducah City Commission has amended the city’s smoking ordinance by extending the ban to include all places of employment, both public and private.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS news


  Paducah City Commissioners will vote Tuesday night on an amendment to the city’s smoking ordinance to suggest how citizens can enforce the policy.  

Nicole Erwin | Ohio Valley ReSource

There are more than 2.7 million seniors in the Ohio Valley. As this aging community grows so does a lack of control over many aspects of their lives, from transportation to health care and more. Even something as simple as a pool tournament can raise questions about who calls the shots in a senior’s life.


  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry stopped at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant on Thursday to show a commitment to funding clean-up efforts at the site.

Nicole Erwin, Ohio Valley ReSource

  China buys more than half of the soybeans grown in the Ohio Valley. So China’s threat this week to place a 25 percent tariff on U.S. soy means farmers would be caught in the crosshairs of a trade war.

Nicole Erwin, WKMS

  The McCracken County Fiscal Court has passed a vote of ‘no confidence’ regarding County Jailer Tonya Ray and her ability to fulfill her duties.

McCracken County Sheriff's Dept.

Paducah Chief of Police Brandon Barnhill expressed condolences on Monday in a release regarding the death of an inmate at the McCracken County Regional Jail that has garnered considerable public attention.