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

Members of the Kentucky Water Resources Board have ranked a State Water Plan as priority the project for the Commonwealth,  if the state wants to secure water availability for the future. The board was put together last year to advise the Environment and Energy Cabinet (EEC) on water issues like drought preparedness, they met last week in Frankfort.

David Shams

  Two years ago, a Murray State alumnus wrote an article in the Huffington Post called “An Iranian-American ‘Pioneer’ Celebrates 50 years in America.” David Shams was writing about his immigrant father’s journey towards the American Dream. Nicole Erwin spoke with Shams recently about his reactions to President Trump’s immigration ban and how that can affect others reaching for their own American Dream.

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  The trucking industry accounts for more than $5 billion dollars in wage contributions for Kentucky each year according to the American Transportation Research Group. With expectations for the industry to increase in demand, the Kentucky Trucking Association is hoping more individuals will apply for commercial driver positions.  

Fort Campbell 101st Airborne Division Patch, wikimedia commons

Tuesday Afternoon Update: The helicopter caught fire during a training exercise and was extinguished by Fort Campbell Fire and Emergency Services personnel. 

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Water contamination issues in Madisonville are under control according to the Kentucky Division of Water.

Paducah Symphony Orchestra

  The Paducah Symphony Orchestra has chosen Katie Smith as the new Executive Director.  The Oakland, California native says it has been a long journey coming from the far west to the east--living in more than 10 cities, 5 states and one foreign country.

Nicole Erwin | Ohio Valley ReSource

A death in a Nevada hospital made national headlines this month because the patient’s infection could not be treated with any of the antibiotics doctors usually rely on. Antibiotic resistance is a growing problem. Part of the solution could come from farms. Starting this month a new rule limits the antibiotics used on livestock. Ohio Valley ReSource agriculture reporter Nicole Erwin and WFPL’s health reporter Lisa Gillespie teamed up to learn more about this effort to stop “superbugs.”

Nicole Erwin, WKMS

As Northside Baptist Pastor Brett Miles led the devotional and prayer for a group of approximately 70 Trump supporters Friday morning, he asked the group to acknowledge the luxury of calling this country home.


Nicole Erwin / WKMS

Kentucky's Attorney General says the number one way to combat elder scams is to be prepared.

Andy Beshear met with senior citizens in Murray Wednesday at the Murray-Calloway County Senior Citizens Center to discuss his 'Scam Alerts' program and warn of common tactics used by scammers who tend to prey on the elderly.

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  Kentucky corrections officials say a prisoner has died of injuries from a fight with another inmate earlier this month. The state Department of Corrections says the inmate died Wednesday of injuries he suffered during a Jan. 4 fight at the Kentucky State Reformatory in LaGrange.

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