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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Three inmates and an officer in Fulton County are being indicted for the death of an inmate in 2016.

Graves County Sheriff's Office via Facebook

The Graves County Sheriff’s Office said on Monday scammers are calling local residents pretending to be police officers.

Christian County Detention Center

Update: The man indicted for the murders of three people in Christian County in 2015 is being held without bond and could face the death penalty.


Lawyers for the teenager accused of shooting classmates at Marshall County High School last year requested on Monday a change of venue for the trial.

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The U.S. 68/KY 80 Eggner’s Ferry Bridge will be closed tomorrow (Thursday) to apply a waterproof epoxy.

Cory Sharber / WKMS

Kentucky Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis said charter schools can’t exist in the state without a funding mechanism.

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A Murray State linebacker was selected in the third round of the NFL Draft on Saturday, becoming the second highest pick in school history.

Matt Markgraf / WKMS

The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education has approved a 2.8% tuition and fee increase for Murray State University for 2019-2020.

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The U.S. 68/KY 80 Eggner’s Ferry Bridge connecting Marshall County and Land Between the Lakes will temporarily close overnight Friday as part of a two-month project to apply a waterproofing epoxy.

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Unemployment rates dropped by nearly a percent in the Pennyrile and Purchase regions of west Kentucky in 2018.