Sydni Anderson

Student Reporter

Sydni Anderson is an undergraduate student at Murray State University, majoring in Pre-Medicine and Public Relations. Born on Fort Campbell, Sydni has lived between Kentucky and Tennessee for most of her life.

In high school, she traveled with her school’s Future Business Leaders of America chapter to Atlanta, Chicago, and Nashville, competing in website and digital design events.

In addition to reporting for WKMS, she writes for the features section at the Murray State News.

Sydni enjoys photography, travel and music. She spends most of her time hitting the books and watching dramas.

Tennessee Valley Authority, Facebook

The Tennessee Valley Authority is considering building a facility to remove and recirculate water used in the coal ash management process at a Gallatin facility.

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Flickr

Potential cuts to federal funding for Meals on Wheels could increase dependence on fundraising for programs in west Kentucky.

City of Hopkinsville Local Government via Facebook

As a major shopping center nears completion in Hopkinsville, the economic outlook for Christian County looks encouraging.

The 200,000 square-foot Hopkinsville Towne Center is expected to bring 250 jobs to the area.


Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear has filed a motion to intervene in Kentucky State University’s lawsuit against University of Kentucky’s student newspaper the Kentucky Kernel.

123RF Stock Photo

A federal laboratory has confirmed a third case of bird flu in southern Tennessee.


Baptist Health is eliminating 288 job across their system including cuts in the Paducah and Madisonville branches.

123RF Stock Photo

The Paducah Bourbon Society is raising money to buy solar panels for a local homeless shelter in an effort to cut utility costs.

123RF Stock Photo

Another outbreak of bird flu has been confirmed in a chicken flock in south central Tennessee. Routine screening tests Monday at a farm in Giles County indicated avian influenza.

Fulton County Sheriff's Office

Third Afternoon Update:

The National Weather Service Paducah confirms two tornadoes struck Fulton County Thursday night. In a series of Tweets, NWS said the first tornado was an EF1 that traveled 8 miles north of Hickman to five miles southeast of Hickman with peak winds of 110 mph. The second tornado was an EF2 east of Hickman that traveled to the Tennessee border. This tornado peaked at 125 mph.

Denis Kadackii, 123rf stock photo

 Bird flu confirmed Sunday at a chicken farm in south central Tennessee killed thousands of chickens and put farms within six miles under quarantine.