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.

Murray Police Department

  U.S. Marshals arrested a U.S. Army soldier Tuesday for the shooting of a former Murray State University student two months ago.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

  A proposed Food and Drug Administration standard would have a “devastating economic impact” to Kentucky dark fire tobacco farmers according to state agriculture officials.

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Farmers in the Ohio Valley are waiting to see how President Trump’s choice to lead the Agriculture Department might affect their fortunes. Concerns over trade have held up a confirmation vote for nominee Sonny Perdue, and trade is also on the minds of regional growers. Nicole Erwin of the Ohio Valley ReSource reports.

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The Graves County Sheriff's Office is investigating a number of car break-ins that have occurred in Mayfield.

Murray State University

  Kentucky is a state with an abundance of water resources, second to Alaska in surface water according to Four Rivers Basin Coordinator Maggie Morgan. In an effort to protect water resources across the state Morgan says water awareness is key. In coordination with Governor Matt Bevin’s proclamation of Kentucky’s Water Week, Murray State University is hosting the first annual Four Rivers Watershed Sustainability Summit Monday. Morgan says the summit is unique in that it brings together stakeholders from across the state in addressing water issues.

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  Governor Bevin has declared March 19 through 25 as “Water Week in Kentucky” to show how each member of the Commonwealth is impacted by water in their daily lives and to connect water health to quality of life for each Kentucky citizen.

As part of this celebration, the Watershed Studies Institute at Murray State University, the City of Murray, and the Jackson Purchase Foundation will co-host the first annual Four Rivers Watershed Sustainability Summit. 

Nicole Erwin, WKMS

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes held a panel discussion in a packed room the Paducah School of Art and Design with Paducah area leaders Thursday afternoon to discuss findings from the 2016 Kentucky Civic Health Index. 

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Tuesday Update: Lampley pleaded not guilty in Marshall County District Court on Monday to numerous charges, including felony counts of fleeing from police and possessing methamphetamine.

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A Christian County broiler flock of 22,000 hens has been culled after birds tested positive for avian influenza. 

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Crime statistics show human trafficking is on the rise, including here in the Ohio Valley region. Now some former victims of trafficking are raising awareness, and they've teamed up with some unlikely allies. Nicole Erwin, of the Ohio Valley ReSource, reports.

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