Sydni Anderson

Student Reporter

Sydni Anderson is an undergraduate student at Murray State University, majoring in Pre-Medicine and Public Relations. Born on Fort Campbell, Sydni has lived between Kentucky and Tennessee for most of her life.

In high school, she traveled with her school’s Future Business Leaders of America chapter to Atlanta, Chicago, and Nashville, competing in website and digital design events.

In addition to reporting for WKMS, she writes for the features section at the Murray State News.

Sydni enjoys photography, travel and music. She spends most of her time hitting the books and watching dramas.

Kentucky Center for Statistics / U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Kentucky’s July unemployment rate ticked down again from last year, but the rate is up slightly from June 2018.  

Wade White, Lyon County Judge Executive

A monument to a former Kentucky slave and war hero is being recognized by family nearly four years after its establishment.

Paducah-McCracken County Riverport Authority via Facebook

The Paducah-McCracken County Riverport Authority is receiving federal funds to help to reduce landside congestion by increasing waterway transport.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Murray State University is partnering with an online scholarship platform to increase enrollment by offering micro-scholarships to high school students.

Matt Markgraf/WKMS

Princeton musician Alonzo Pennington and Murray State University professor Paul Walker are vying to be the Democratic candidate for Kentucky’s 1st Congressional District. Kentucky’s Primary Election is on May 22. The winner of this primary faces incumbent Republican James Comer in November.

Here’s where they stand on issues, compiled from recent forums in Hopkinsville and Murray:


An aluminum supplier broke ground Monday on a $305 million dollar processing plant in Todd County.


The Tennessee Valley Authority said in a press release that misinformation is circulating regarding a proposed rate change.

Lightwise, 123RF Stock Photo

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes says as of Friday 3,368,119 Kentuckians are registered to vote in the Primary Election on May 22.

The Tennessee Valley Authority is considering the environmental impacts of closing out some of its storage sites for coal ash and other coal combustion residuals and constructing a new water processing area at the Shawnee Fossil Plant near Paducah.

Drew Williams via Facebook

Benton Kentucky laborer Drew Williams is running as a democrat for House District 6 Representative.