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.


Henry County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a house fire that left five people dead Thursday night.

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A Kentucky Poultry official says the bird flu outbreak issue is contained.

Paducah Arts Alliance


A Paducah artist’s work is on display at galleries in South Korea and Ohio.  

Paul Lorenz is one of  85 artists who submitted work for the Manifest Creative Research Gallery’s “Kentucky Regional Showcase” in Cincinnati. Lorenz says he is thrilled to be associated with Manifest.


“I was very happy and very surprised [to be selected]. I’ve applied for Manifest in the past and have been rejected,” Lorenz said. “I know that they are very stringent about the work they jury into exhibitions.”


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A Murray State University alumnus and actor who had roles in HBO’s Deadwood and AMC’s Preacher will be featured in a campus theatre production this month.

Paducah Police Department

A Canadian National Railway freight train derailed in Paducah early this morning, closing Little Avenue in the city’s south side.

Author: Monika M. Wahi, via Wikimedia Commons

City officials in Paducah have drafted a proposed ordinance broadening the domain for food trucks. Planning Director Steve Ervin made the proposal in a City Commission meeting Tuesday night. 

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.