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.

MSU Atlthetics Department

[Update] Nita Head passed away Saturday, March 11th at the age of 85.

Remarks by husband, Robert Head at 12:00 noon followed by memorial visitation until 3:00 p.m., Saturday March 18, 2017 at the Blalock-Coleman & York Funeral Home.


Constance Alexander writes "Nita Head's Legacy: Nothing Left to Take Away"


It was once assumed that the role of women in our society should be secondary to men.  This mentality was prevalent from households to schoolyards for years in the U.S. and Paint Rock Valley High School in Princeton, Alabama was no different. As the women would sit inside each day and watch while their male peers were allowed outside to play sports, Nita Graham grew bored. That was almost 70 years ago.

Joseph Kelly, Murray KY

  Applicants for Kentucky’s Industrial Hemp Pilot Program will have the chance to appear before an appeals panel under a new process in a bill awaiting the Governor’s signature.

The Metropolis Planet, Facebook

  Job creation is the hottest issue for residents voting in the upcoming mayoral elections in  Metropolis, Illinois. Economic development continued to reappear in questions from community members in a candidate forum last night.

Nicole Erwin

  An Owensboro pollution case connected to an industrial hog operation has the state Agriculture Water Quality Advisory Board’s (AWQA) attention after a group of concerned citizens asked for help last week at the quarterly meeting.

Nicole Erwin

Members of the Kentucky Water Resources Board have ranked a State Water Plan as priority the project for the Commonwealth,  if the state wants to secure water availability for the future. The board was put together last year to advise the Environment and Energy Cabinet (EEC) on water issues like drought preparedness, they met last week in Frankfort.

David Shams

  Two years ago, a Murray State alumnus wrote an article in the Huffington Post called “An Iranian-American ‘Pioneer’ Celebrates 50 years in America.” David Shams was writing about his immigrant father’s journey towards the American Dream. Nicole Erwin spoke with Shams recently about his reactions to President Trump’s immigration ban and how that can affect others reaching for their own American Dream.

By PRA (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

  The trucking industry accounts for more than $5 billion dollars in wage contributions for Kentucky each year according to the American Transportation Research Group. With expectations for the industry to increase in demand, the Kentucky Trucking Association is hoping more individuals will apply for commercial driver positions.  

Fort Campbell 101st Airborne Division Patch, wikimedia commons

Tuesday Afternoon Update: The helicopter caught fire during a training exercise and was extinguished by Fort Campbell Fire and Emergency Services personnel. 

Helmut Seisenberger, 123rf Stock Photo

Water contamination issues in Madisonville are under control according to the Kentucky Division of Water.

Paducah Symphony Orchestra

  The Paducah Symphony Orchestra has chosen Katie Smith as the new Executive Director.  The Oakland, California native says it has been a long journey coming from the far west to the east--living in more than 10 cities, 5 states and one foreign country.