Taylor Inman

Student Reporter

Taylor is a journalism major and senior at Murray State University. When she's not reporting for WKMS, she likes reading, writing fiction and nonfiction, and music. She also works as the colorguard instructor for her high school in her hometown of Benton, Kentucky. She enjoys reporting on politics, history, music, the arts and the environment. If  you have a news tip or idea, shoot her an email at tinman1@murraystate.edu! 

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A Kentucky Health Issues Poll has revealed that 12 percent of state households with children keep their firearms unlocked and loaded.


West Kentucky Community and Technical College is splitting Work Ready Skills funding with regional partners.

Nicole Erwin, WKMS

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes held a panel discussion in a packed room the Paducah School of Art and Design with Paducah area leaders Thursday afternoon to discuss findings from the 2016 Kentucky Civic Health Index. 

via KYTC District 1 Facebook Page

The new Lake Barkley bridge could be ready for traffic by mid-2018 if everything goes as planned.

Kentucky State Police, cropped

Tuesday Update: Lampley pleaded not guilty in Marshall County District Court on Monday to numerous charges, including felony counts of fleeing from police and possessing methamphetamine.


Five educational institutions in west Kentucky have submitted their application for the Work Ready Skills Initiative’s second round of grant funding.

Keep the TN River Beautiful, via Facebook

The Tennessee River is due for an annual spring cleaning this weekend. Keep Tennessee Rivers Beautiful is partnering with Land Between The Lakes to provide volunteers with boats and trash bags to pick up litter and debris along the banks. Coordinator Laura Howard said the project was born from TVA partnering with Keep Tennessee Beautiful after a river tour discovered an excess of trash along the shore and in the water. Howard said the clean-ups help the environment and impact tourism.

via Barkley Regional Airport's Facebook Page

   President Donald Trump’s proposed budget reduces funding for many domestic programs including a service that funds operations at Barkley Regional Airport in Paducah. The 2018 budget calls for the elimination of the Essential Air Service. The program contracts certificated air carriers to serve small communities. Airport manager Richard Roof said the cut would “delete a substantial amount of funding” for airline services including commercial flights to the O’Hare International Airport in Chicago.

Taylor Inman, WKMS

  The Higgins House is officially back in the possession of the Calloway County Public Library after pressure from the fiscal court. The library board bought back the dilapidated property for $1 in a meeting Wednesday night. A tabled ordinance would have forced the library to buy the house.

Matt Markgraff, WKMS

    A restoration effort is underway to create new living spaces in downtown Paducah and developers are seeking tenants. Paducah Landing is building condos in the upper stories of the historic buildings on Broadway. A pre-sale event is Thursday. Project manager Jordan Hunt said renovating was risky because comparable properties haven’t been sold in the area for nearly a decade. He said the condos could provide a ‘trickle down effect’ for local businesses.