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.

Biscuit maker, T. Marzetti Company is recalling all “Best By” dates of  frozen biscuit dough products sold throughout Kentucky and several other states. The company publicly listed the recall online through the FDA citing a potential listeria contamination.

 Kentucky residents in need of a boat or vehicle registration will have to wait. 

According to the McCracken County Clerk’s office the state is installing a new computer system that involves boat titling and vehicle registration. 


 The system is down until further notice for all county clerk’s offices across the commonwealth. Until the program is up and running, all requests will have to be placed on hold. 

Via Representative Linda Belcher, Facebook and J.Tyler Franklin, WFPL

  Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan-Grimes has certified candidates for a special election prompted by the suicide of a state lawmaker last month.

LRC Public Information

  Kentucky State Representative Gerald Watkins wants to return to his political roots as a Paducah City Commissioner. Watkins currently represents the 3rd district but announced earlier this year he would not run for re-election, after serving 6 years in the position.

Timothy Takemoto / Flickr (Creative Commons License)

  The Kentucky Division of Waste Management is accepting grant applications for projects that develop integrated infrastructure, offer public education programs on recycling and composting, and for household hazardous waste collection events.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS news

Recycling in Murray is costing its residents more than it is saving. That’s according to Street and Solid Waste Manager Ron Allbritten in a City Council presentation Thursday night.

LRC Public Information

  A special election will likely be called for the 89th District House Representative seat, serving Jackson, Laurel and Madison counties in east Kentucky.

Taylor Inman, WKMS

The Calloway County Public Library Board is reopening the bid process to sell an historic house near downtown Murray. The library owns the neighboring Higgins House, a dilapidated Victorian property that needs significant, costly repair.

Courtesy of Martha Emmons

A Paducah businesswoman filed today to run for the third district state House seat held by retiring Democrat Gerald Watkins. Martha Emmons - a Democrat - co-owns the bicycle and fitness shop BikeWorld. She says government is broken and lacking female leadership.

ICE logo, via Twitter

  Immigration and Customs Enforcement - or ICE - has arrested 22 immigration violators in Northern Kentucky. In a release,  ICE said Enforcement and Removal Operations made the arrests during a two-day enforcement action, this week, that involved 20 men and two women.