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.


U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the Senate will vote to confirm the successor to Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy this fall.

Matt Markgraf / WKMS

The Kentucky and Illinois Departments of Transportation have offered additional funds to the Ohio River Authority to maintain Cave-In-Rock Ferry operations for the next three months.

via Robby Woods for Sheriff, Facebook

Fulton County Sheriff Robby Woods is recovering from surgery after he suffered a stroke early Monday morning.

Cory Sharber / WKMS

The Little Free Libraries Program in Hopkinsville is still going strong more than a year after it began. (CC BY-SA 4.0)

An LGBT group in west Kentucky is hoping to bring local attention to the issue of family separation at the Mexican-American border.

Dave Winder / Murray State Athletics,

Former Murray State basketball point guard Jonathan Stark will be playing in the 2018 NBA Summer League.

Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons

Jobless rates in west Kentucky remain among the highest in the Commonwealth according to the state’s Workforce Development Cabinet.

Christian County Sheriff's Office, via Facebook

Update: Investigators have determined the victim is 29-year-old Desmond Lamar Leavell of Hopkinsville. 

Kentucky Lake Convention and Tourism Bureau

Tourist spending in Marshall County increased by nearly five percent in 2017.

Courtesy of Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is recognizing the Paducah Chamber as one of the nation’s top one percent of all member organizations.