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 Agriculture

  Kentucky’s Agriculture Commissioner is launching a campaign to encourage couples to make the Kentucky Proud brand a part of their wedding plans.


  Calloway County Deputy Judge Executive and former sheriff Bill Marcum has filed to run as an Independent for the office of judge-executive.

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  The Kentucky Department of Parks is accepting bids on six bison at Big Bone Lick State Historic Site in Union, Ky. Bison Coordinator Paul Simpson says Prairie Bison are as much a symbol of the United States as the Bald Eagle and was named the national land mammal in 2016.

Courtesy ICE

  With Congress in a heated immigration debate, the Ohio Valley region is adding to its immigration courts. Sources within the Justice Department say Kentucky will have a new immigration court operating in Louisville as soon as April, and Ohio is adding additional judges to handle deportations and other immigration cases.

USDA/Bob Nichols

  The U.S. Department of Agriculture has denied a petition by the National Chicken Council to remove the speed limit on work at some slaughterhouses, a move that food safety advocates are calling a victory for workers and consumers. 

As the Ohio Valley ReSource reported in October, the National Chicken Councilproposal could have increased the line speed for some workers in processing plants where accidents and injuries are already a concern.

Nathan Torian

A memorial to recognize local sacrifices made in the effort to end the Global War on Terrorism will be placed in Paducah.

Still from White House video.

When President Trump spoke to the American Farm Bureau annual convention this month he focused on the regulatory rollbacks and tax cuts that motivated many farmers to help vote him into office.

Nicole Erwin, WKMS

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin says there needs to be an end to what he called ‘moral decay in America,' but warned against knee-jerk reactions.

Nicole Erwin, WKMS


  Marshall County High School reopened Friday, just three days after a 15-year-old male student opened fire in the school, killing two and injuring 18 others. Security was tight at the high school and students were allowed to leave at will.

Nicole Erwin, WKMS

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin asked families and friends of the victims of the Marshall County High School shooting gather on the stage of a local art center as he declared Sunday, January 28, 2018 'A Day of Prayer for Marshall County.' Bevin offered words of encouragement and faith and called for prayer, while criticizing those who 'mock' the sentiment of "thoughts and prayers."