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.

www.med.uky.edu, UK College of Medicine

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is expanding its medical school to south-central Kentucky and the western part of the state.

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All eight of Kentucky's presidential electors have cast their ballots for Donald Trump, who won by a landslide, claiming more than 60 percent of the state's popular vote in November.

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Twenty elk born and raised in Land Between the Lakes in western Kentucky will roam free come December 19th, on a 45,000 acre site, in southwestern West Virginia. 

Nicole Erwin, WKMS

 

A Tennessee Valley Authority plan to change the disposal of coal ash has members of an environmental organization concerned about air and water quality surrounding the site. TVA is switching from wet coal ash storage to dry ash storage at the Cumberland Fossil Plant in Stewart County in an effort to comply with EPA regulations.

Nikola Motor Company

  A new truck manufacturing company is expected to build electric-powered semi-trucks in Tennessee. Nikola Motor Co. CEO Trevor Milton unveiled his plans last week in Salt Lake City to revamp the trucking industry by replacing diesel engines with hydrogen fuel and battery-powered electric motors.

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  The Tennessee Valley Authority is considering new storage methods for Coal Combustion Residuals produced at its Cumberland Fossil Plant. TVA is seeking public input on plans proposed in their Environmental Impact Statement.

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Donald Trump’s successful campaign focused on illegal immigration and a pledge to deport millions of people. But those migrants are also a big part of the farm labor force making our food system work. Nicole Erwin of Ohio Valley ReSource reports on what an immigration clampdown could mean for agriculture.

Annette Tanner

Thousands of veterans that traveled from across the U.S. to Standing Rock, North Dakota over the weekend are celebrating the Army Corps of Engineers decision to halt construction of a key section of the 1,172-mile oil pipeline just south of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.

Henry County Sheriff's Department

(WARNING GRAPHIC PHOTOS IN SLIDESHOW)

Two farms in Calloway County are still looking for thirteen stolen cattle, after 48 were found across the Tennessee state line on a Henry, County farm.

Military Hal of Honor website

  The Defense Department has announced that Maj. Gen. Andrew P. Poppas will take over as commanding general at Fort Campbell.

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