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.

Taylor Inman / WKMS

Survivors of gun violence in west Kentucky led protests against the Friday visit of National Rifle Association leader Oliver North to a Republican rally at Murray State University.

Cory Sharber / WKMS

The special collections library at Murray State University is collecting and digitally preserving photographs of old class photos and schoolhouses in Calloway County.

Taylor Inman / WKMS

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin addressed a packed room at Murray City Hall on Friday. He fielded questions from attendees that ranged from alternative fixes for the state’s ailing pension system to his opinion on President Donald Trump’s retaliatory tariffs.

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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.

Matt Markgraf / WKMS

Changes are coming to handicap placards in the Commonwealth this fall to help reduce fraud.

Paducah Police Department

Authorities have arrested two people and continue to search for a man in connection to allegedly stealing 29 stolen firearms from Illinois.

Nicole Erwin / WKMS

The Marshall County Sheriff's Office has hired four new school resource officers.

Hopkinsville Parks & Recreation

A new $5.5 million dollar sportsplex in west Kentucky is scheduled to open this year and has unveiled its logo.

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The Kentucky Department of Agriculture has entered into an agreement with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to improve food safety in the Commonwealth.

Paris Landing State Park

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation recently unveiled renderings for the new inn, restaurant and conference center at Paris Landing State Park.