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.

PGDP Department of Energy

  Power has been restored to the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant after it was forced to temporarily shut down for several hours Tuesday due to a maintenance issue.

Nicole Erwin, WKMS

  Delegates from eight UNESCO Creative Cities from around the world have arrived in Paducah for the annual Crafts and Folk Arts international meeting. It’s the city’s first opportunity to host since it became a UNESCO member in 2013.

Nicole Erwin, Ohio Valley ReSource

  Talks on renegotiating NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement, are set for later this month and farm country is concerned about the potential fallout from a trade dispute. Pork producers are especially nervous about the implications of a threat from President Trump to place a 20 percent tariff on Mexican food imports.

Pam Holland

Australian artist Pam Holland has spent the last 13 years quilting a re-creation of a famed tapestry involving a war that later led to the writing of the Magna Carta. As the American Quilter’s Society Fall QuiltWeek wrapped up in Paducah, Holland discussed how she finds inspiration for her ‘intricate’ undertakings.

Nicole Erwin, WKMS

  A quilt inspired by a National Geographic cover of two horses nuzzling in the cold has won Best in Show at the first American Quilter’s Society Fall QuiltWeek in Paducah.

Paducah Symphony Orchestra

  While Paducah Symphony Orchestra’s conductor kicked off the symphony’s 18th season over the weekend, his home in Naples, Florida, was at the mercy of Hurricane Irma.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  The Green River District Health Department has confirmed the presence of mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus in Daviess County. Public Health Director Clay Horton said the virus has been present in the region since the early 2000’s. But this time of year, as birds migrate south, mosquitoes quit biting birds and shift their focus to people.

Nicole Erwin | Ohio Valley ReSource

The Environmental Protection Agency is reconsidering its approval of a controversial new form of herbicide that farmers say is damaging millions of acres of soybeans. Some 40 complaints have come from Ohio Valley farmers. Growers are looking for answers, and some suspect a quirk of the region’s climate may be increasing the risk of harm.

Kentucky State Police

Update 2: Per the Kentucky State Police, the corrections officer who shot Wofford is Susan Knight, a 19-year veteran with the state Dept. of Corrections. Wofford continues to receive treatment in the hospital and remains in custody of the Dept. of Corrections.  

Nicole Erwin, WKMS

  The number of Kentuckians likely to die due to opioid overdoses and prescription cocktails is expected to increase again this year, according to the state Office of Drug Control Policy. At a symposium held at Baptist Health Hospital in Paducah, Tuesday, doctors were asked to check themselves and their practices.