Cory Sharber


Cory Sharber is a student at Murray State University majoring in journalism and political science. He was born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. Prior to joining WKMS, Cory wrote for the Murray State News as a beat writer for the rifle and tennis teams. When he’s not at WKMS, he typically listens to music, plays guitar, video games, and crams for all of the assignments he puts off.

Cory is inspired by reading all the newspapers lying around the house as a kid and watching NBC Nightly News for most of his youth.

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A hemp product manufacturer has been approved for a “light industrial operation” in downtown Paducah.

Matt Markgraf / WKMS

Kentucky State Police are investigating a Murray High School teacher for “inappropriate things.”

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An event highlighting Native American culture is in west Kentucky this weekend. The annual Trail of Tears Pow Wow begins at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Hopkinsville.

Nicole Erwin / WKMS

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin and the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet approved on Thursday additional grants to support victims and families affected by the Marshall County High School shooting.

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Governor Matt Bevin visited countries in east Asia this week in an effort to strengthen ties and encourage job creation and investment in Kentucky.

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Kentucky is set to launch the first statewide cooperative Google program to improve the information available for destinations throughout the Commonwealth.

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A northwest Tennessee county is preparing to install a $1.3 million splash park.

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The West Kentucky Crime Stoppers has launched a new mobile app to help residents connect with law enforcement agencies.

Ryland Barton / Kentucky Public Radio

The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet is opening for public comment a draft plan of how they will distribute money from Volkswagen as a part of a national settlement.

Matt Markgraf / WKMS

Murray State University’s Greek Life social suspension remains in effect until further notice.