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.

Paducah Symphony Orchestra via Facebook

The executive director of the Paducah Symphony Orchestra is leaving the position after less than a year on the job.

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The Kentucky Department for Public Health has declared an outbreak of acute hepatitis A, with cases reported in multiple counties, including Christian, McCracken and Hopkins. 

Bill Marcum via Facebook

Calloway County Deputy Judge Executive Bill Marcum is joining the race for local Judge Executive next year.


Marcum - a Republican - said he’s familiar with the inner-workings of local government and his position would make for a smooth transition.


He said he is interested in county issues, but wants to focus on improving infrastructure and maintaining a balanced budget.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

U.S. Representative James Comer is holding a town hall meeting on Dec. 4 in Hopkinsville.

James Gallimore via Facebook

The owner of an electrical contracting company in Murray is entering the race for Calloway County Judge Executive in 2018.

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Republican Kentucky State Senator C.B. Embry, Jr. is running for re-election next year for the Sixth District seat representing Hopkins, Muhlenberg, Ohio and Butler counties.

Kentucky State Police

Kentucky State Police are looking for an escapee from Marshall County Jail.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

The City of Paducah is holding a meeting Monday to review the city’s Comprehensive Storm Water Master Plan. 

Murray State University

Murray State University is looking back on John F. Kennedy’s campaign in the Jackson Purchase region and the 1960 presidential election in a new museum exhibit.


The Hopkinsville City Council passed a resolution this week stating the city’s support of separating the County Employees Retirement System from the state system.