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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The second-largest local newspaper company in the country, McClatchy, which owns the Lexington Herald-Leader, announced on Thursday it will restructure under Chapter 11 bankruptcy, but one media expert in Kentucky says the bankruptcy shouldn’t worry the state’s second-biggest newspaper.

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Two school districts in northwest Tennessee have closed for the rest of the week due to illness.

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Site work for the U.S. 51 Ohio River Bridge connecting Wickliffe and Cairo, Illinois, is set to begin this spring.

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In the middle of a promising rookie season in the NBA, Memphis Grizzlies point guard Ja Morant returned Saturday to his second home at Murray State University where they retired his jersey number.

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The Columbia Theatre in Paducah has received a $10,000 dollar grant to repair its roof.

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A Madisonville police officer formerly assigned to an FBI task force is under a criminal investigation following a complaint the officer was misrepresenting his time of work.

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The Marshall County community gathered Thursday evening at their high school for a ‘Night of Hope and Healing’ to mark two years since the deadly shooting at the school.

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Murray State University has entered into an agreement with a Knoxville-based company to outsource custodial and grounds work.

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The National Weather Service reports multiple tornadoes touched down in west Kentucky last weekend, including two that traveled across multiple counties.

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More than 20 protesters lined up in Hopkinsville on Monday to call for the resignation of their Commonwealth’s Attorney after he wrote a letter requesting the pardon of a sex offender.