Cory Sharber

Reporter

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.

Liam Niemeyer, WKMS

The 139th Annual Fancy Farm Picnic on Saturday brought barbecue, bingo and heaps of political mudslinging. 

Courtesy of KY United We Stand

A school supply drive to aid children of families impacted by the shutdown of the Blackjewel mining company will take place on Saturday at the Fancy Farm Picnic.

courtesy of Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife

Construction has started on an experimental project to fight the Asian carp inhabiting Lake Barkley.

Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons

Governor Matt Bevin has ordered flags at state buildings to be flown at half-staff on Friday to honor two Kentucky servicemen killed in action during World War II and the Korean War.

Keith Allison / Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 2.0), https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Former OVC Player of the Year Cameron Payne has signed a two year deal with the Toronto Raptors.

Cory Sharber / WKMS

A former Murray High School teacher and coach facing charges involving voyeurism in a school bathroom was arraigned in Calloway Circuit Court on Tuesday.

via hopkinscountyjail.com

A Madisonville man was arrested this week for possessing more than 20 pounds of methamphetamine along with other illicit substances.

Erica Peterson, WFPL News

New efforts to remove Asian carp in Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley were announced on Thursday in a release from the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Cory Sharber / WKMS

A man indicted for a triple murder in Christian County appeared before the Christian Circuit Court on Wednesday.

Cory Sharber / WKMS

A fire broke out at Ferrell’s Hamburgers in Hopkinsville late Thursday night.

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