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.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Kentucky Department of Agriculture has opened applications for Kentuckians looking to grow hemp as part of the state’s industrial hemp research pilot program in 2018. 

Damon Williams

  Author and Chief Educational and Youth Development Officer for the Boys & Girls Club Damon Williams recently spoke on diversity, equity and inclusion for his “Inclusive Excellence Tour” at Murray State University.

Tennessee Highway Safety Office

  Tennessee law enforcement reports more than than 900 citations have been written in an effort to crack down on distracted driving.

Randy Bridges

  Paducah realtor Randy Bridges has placed a bid for the third district seat in the state House of Representatives.


  Paducah businesswoman Joni Hogancamp has announced a second run for the third district seat in the Kentucky House of Representatives.

Shand Stamper

  West Kentucky Community and Technical College’s Paducah School of Art & Design is hosting a memorial exhibition for a founding member of the Paducah Arts Alliance who died this past summer.

Shohei Yamaoka, Kyoto University

A University of Kentucky professor is among a group of international scientists that recently became the first to sequence Marchantia polymorpha, or the common liverwort.


  The Paducah-McCracken County Riverport Authority has postponed the StrongPort Conference initially scheduled for November.

Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation

Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation is building an 18-hole disc golf course at the city’s Trail of Tears Park and adjacent Cherokee Park.

Estron Chemical via Facebook

  A Calvert City chemical company is expanding into a new five-million-dollar Research and Development Facility.