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.

Foundation For a Healthy Kentucky via Facebook

With Kentucky struggling with health issues from lung cancer to opioid addiction, the president and CEO of Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky payed a visit to the Purchase Area early this week to discuss regional wellness. Matt Markgraf speaks with former Democratic Congressman Ben Chandler about tobacco, opioids, health accessibility and politics.

City of Paducah

A Paducah city official said Friday that the city is receiving a $1 million Community Development Block Grant to rehabilitate a floodwall pump station.

Timur Arbaev, 123RF Stock Photo

Attorney General Andy Beshear issued a scam alert Thursday after receiving complaints from people in Murray and Calloway County.

Murray State University

A toxic algae bloom study is still in the learning phase at Hancock Biological Station. A $3.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation awarded last year, supports real-time sensors that relay water quality data to the station every fifteen minutes.

City Commission meeting video screenshot, paducahkygov via YouTube

Paducah City Commissioner Richard Abraham read a statement at Tuesday’s commission meeting that the tearing down of Confederate monuments will not fix issues facing the black community.

Ryland Barton

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear has announced a program to dispose of opioids in the Commonwealth.

Nicole Erwin, WKMS

Hopkinsville officials are cleaning up the evidence of Monday’s total solar eclipse as the city returns to normalcy. The city’s eclipse marketing and events consultant Brooke Jung said the city is in full ‘clean-up mode’ but ‘Eclipseville’ will not be forgotten.

Sydni Anderson, WKMS

West Kentucky Amateur Astronomers gathered outside of Golden Pond Planetarium and Observatory to view the eclipse.

Kentucky Mesonet via Facebook

A Bowling Green Meteorology hub is recording data every three seconds during the total solar eclipse at stations across the commonwealth.

Official Headshot

Attorney General Andy Beshear announced Thursday that 120 former Kentucky Corinthian College students will receive more than $790,000 in loan debt relief.  

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