Taylor Inman

Student Reporter

Taylor is a journalism major/history minor and a senior at Murray State University. When she's not reporting for WKMS, she enjoys creative writing and traveling. She loves writing stories that involve diversity, local culture and history, nature and recreation, art and music, and national or local politics. If  you have a news tip or idea, shoot her an email at tinman1@murraystate.edu! 

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Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Kentucky’s fifth district State Representative and the Calloway County Judge Executive could switch seats in 2018. 

David Ramey, via Twitter

Calloway County Democratic Party Chair David Ramey plans on running again for the Kentucky 5th District House Seat in 2018. 

LRC, Public Information

Republican State Representative Kenny Imes of Murray said Wednesday he will not seek re-election to the 5th District seat and instead run for Calloway County Judge Executive. 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Dept.


  The Montgomery County Sheriff’s office confiscated 6.37 pounds of LSD in Clarksville on Wednesday.

LRC Public Information, cropped

Two Democratic former state representatives from west Kentucky are looking to retake the House seats they lost to Republicans in last year's general election. Both have recently announced bids for the 2018 election. 


  McCracken County Commissioner Bill Bartleman is seeking a second term in 2018.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Paducah City Manager Jeff Pederson is stepping down after Mayor Brandi Harless asked for his resignation.

LRC, Public Information

  Republican State Representative Lynn Bechler of west Kentucky said he believes former House Speaker Jeff Hoover’s sexual harassment scandal might “torpedo” the proposed pension reform bill.


Republican Kentucky State Representative Kenny Imes said he admires House Speaker Jeff Hoover for stepping down from his leadership position.

Taylor Inman

There are no confirmed “yes” votes yet from state representatives in west Kentucky for Governor Matt Bevin’s proposed pension reform bill.