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.


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

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

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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.

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

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The Mayfield Youth Development Center is taking part in Governor Matt Bevin’s statewide initiative to cut down on recidivism while producing skilled workers.

Murray Writer Constance Alexander is the Kentucky Arts Council’s Featured Artist for March and April.

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A Paducah-based healthcare organization hopes to shrink the rate of opioid addiction in the Purchase area with help from some new training.

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Murray's Center for Accessible Living is working to create a playground in the city's Central Park catering to those with disabilities.

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A team from Calloway County’s Obesity Workgroup is participating in a Centers for Disease Control-funded national conference this spring to improve their project targeting childhood obesity.