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.

The Associated Press, Facebook

 WKMS News has eight finalists for state broadcasting awards.  Kentucky Associated Press Broadcasters Association recently announced the finalists for the 2017 professional and college contests.



  A Paducah woman is one of four in the commonwealth the Kentucky  Commission on Women is recognizing as an ‘outstanding female mentor’ and role model. Lori Brown-Wells is the Executive director at Purchase Area Sexual Assault & Child Advocacy Center.

Nicole Erwin, Ohio Valley ReSource

Jeff McGrew stood in line with about 30 other west Kentucky farmers awaiting certification that they’ve been trained to apply the herbicide Dicamba. The two-hour session explained the Environmental Protection Agency’s new restrictions on the use of the controversial herbicide. The session left McGrew uncertain about whether to use the spray.

Kentucky Legislative Research Commission

  The Executive Director of the Kentucky Psychological Association says two new House bills introduced this week could make Kentucky the leader in the country for making schools safer.

Screenshot from court video

Marshall County Circuit Court has released previously sealed documents in the case of accused Marshall County High School shooter Gabe Parker.  The Kentucky Court of Appeals ordered Thursday that an arraignment video along with other documents involving the January 23 shooting be released.

Note: Watch Gabe Parker's previously sealed arraignment video below.

Nicole Erwin, WKMS

  Marshall County High School has invited a school crisis expert to spend three days assisting students and staff in their recovery from a school shooting that killed two and injured 18 others on January 23.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS news

  The Paducah Board of Commissioners is considering zoning ordinances that would change Midtown from a residential area to commercial. The City Planning Commission is recommending that approximately 10 acres encompassing parts of Kentucky Avenue, Clark Street and South 31st street be rezoned from a low and medium density residential zone to a convenience and service zone.

By computer network participants and communities, via Wikimedia Commons

  Wired magazine calls Kingdom Trust of Murray a crypto industry ‘go-to-option’ for holding digital coin.

Christian County Schools via Facebook

  A 15-year-old male Christian County High School student is being charged with 2nd Degree Terroristic Threatening after making jokes that he would“bring a gun and shoot up the school.”

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.