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.

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Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear said the commonwealth received more than $102 million in tobacco settlement money this week. The 1998 landmark Master Settlement Agreement requires tobacco companies compensate states for some of the medical costs associated with tobacco-related illnesses and restrict the advertising and promotion of cigarettes.

Nicole Erwin, WKMS

The American Quilter's Society awarded $125,000 in cash prizes Tuesday night to the winning quilts at the 34th AQS Spring Paducah QuiltWeek. Executive Show Director Bonnie Browning said nearly 700 quilts are on display at the Schroeder Expo Center.


A three-day summit to celebrate the abundance of water resources in the Four Rivers Watershed is this week at Murray State University. MSU’s Watershed Studies Institute along with the City of Murray and the Jackson Purchase Foundation are hosting the Watershed Sustainability Summit.

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.