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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A popular restaurant and tourist destination in west Kentucky is breaking ground next month on a new building after a destructive fire in February temporarily halted operations.

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Update: No signs of foul are suspected in the death of two people in Livingston County.

Fulton County Sheriff's Dept.

Fulton County has named a new sheriff following the death of its former sheriff last week.

McCracken County Sheriff's Dept.

A Metropolis, Illinois man was arrested after police said he accidentally contacted a former McCracken County Sheriff to whom he offered to sell pills.

Cory Sharber / WKMS

A church in Hopkinsville held a rally last night (Monday) to support immigrant families being kept together. The rally followed nationwide ‘Families Belong Together’ demonstrations over the weekend.

via Robby Woods for Sheriff, Facebook

Fulton County Sheriff Robby Woods has died. Fulton County Dispatch posted on Facebook Monday night a photo of Woods with the words "End of Watch 7-2-18."

He had suffered a stroke on June 25.

Dispatch Supervisor Robert Griggs said they have no comment about the future of the department at this time.

He asked the community to "pray for our department."

Cory Sharber / WKMS

People gathered under a blazing afternoon sun on Saturday in Madisonville to protest the Trump Administration’s immigration policies.


U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the Senate will vote to confirm the successor to Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy this fall.

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The Kentucky and Illinois Departments of Transportation have offered additional funds to the Ohio River Authority to maintain Cave-In-Rock Ferry operations for the next three months.

via Robby Woods for Sheriff, Facebook

Fulton County Sheriff Robby Woods is recovering from surgery after he suffered a stroke early Monday morning.