Nicole Erwin

Multimedia Journalist (for Ohio Valley ReSource, WKMS)

Nicole Erwin is a Murray native and started working at WKMS during her time at Murray State University as a Psychology undergraduate student. Nicole left her job as a PTL dispatcher to join the newsroom after she was hired by former News Director Bryan Bartlett. Since, Nicole has completed a Masters in Sustainable Development from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia where she lived for 2 1/2 years.

Nicole also worked in South Korea as a journalist where she anchored the local English TV news, hosted a national radio show and freelanced with the Jeju Weekly. She is an avid traveler with more than 25 countries under her belt and finds beauty in the environment and the stories within it.

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  Virginia Gray of Hopkinsville said she is “humbled” and “extremely excited” to be appointed as one of Murray State University’s Board of Regents.

Nicole Erwin / WKMS


A congressional hearing on the growing problem of invasive Asian Carp in Kentucky and Tennessee waterways drew a crowd of more than 375 people at the Lyon County Convention Center Friday afternoon.

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Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin has appointed Virginia Bishop Gray of Hopkinsville, Ky. as a member of the Murray State Board of Regents.

Nicole Erwin / WKMS

Warning: graphic photos.

UPDATE 9:15 p.m. 

Murray Police said in a press release that the man responsible for driving through the front glass of a local bank acted intentionally.

Police arrested 29-year-old Dennis McCuiston of Murray Thursday afternoon after he exited 12th street and drove into Regions bank on the south side of Murray.

McCuiston injured one person located inside the bank. The individual was transported to Murray Calloway County Hospital. Police did not release the name of the person or details involving the person's injuries.

Police have charged the driver with first-degree assault and first-degree criminal mischief.


One person was transported to a local hospital after a man drove through the window of a bank in the south side of Murray.

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Pepperidge Farms is recalling four varieties of Goldfish crackers. According to the company website, an ingredient supplier believes that the whey powder applied to the crackers could have Salmonella.

Matt Markgraf / WKMS

A Maryland-based HempWood company is in the process of opening a plant in Murray, Kentucky. Greg Wilson is the founder of Fibonacci. The company uses a technology derived from the bamboo industry located in China and “SmartOak” technology from Tasmania, Australia.

Nicole Erwin / WKMS

A Maryland-based HempWood flooring company is developing a pilot plant in west Kentucky.

Nicole Erwin / WKMS

A U.S. maritime administrator says southwest Kentucky is fertile training ground for jobs in the river industries.

National Weather Service

UPDATE 4:09 p.m.: National Weather Service Forecasters have reduced their confidence in the timing of the storm. The region remains in at an "enhanced" to "moderate" risk of severe weather. The NWS Reports, "There is some indication that activity could develop over southeast MO and southern IL near the Ohio River, but overall confidence in timing is low."

Original Post: 

The National Weather Service in Paducah is predicting  severe and unusual weather between 1:00 and 5:00 this afternoon throughout the WKMS listening area.

Mercy for Animals

A Kentucky hog farm operator has fired three workers after an animal rights group video- taped alleged incidents of animal abuse at the farm.