Dalton York

Student Reporter

Dalton York is a student at Murray State University majoring in Nonprofit Leadership Studies with a History minor.  A native of Marshall County, he is a proud product of his tight-knit community. Dalton has competed nationally in speech and debate, winning numerous accolades in extemporaneous speaking and radio broadcast. He serves on the programming committee at Playhouse in the Park and regularly appears onstage in their community theatre productions. Dalton is also active in the university's Baptist Campus Ministry, serving on the public relations team and as a Bible study leader. He is a member of Hardin Baptist Church. Dalton considers himself a "public radio nerd" and is proud to serve his community through WKMS.

Graves County Jail

A former deputy jailer in Graves County is facing charges of promoting contraband after an investigation by local law enforcement.


Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear announced new guidelines Monday for COVID-19 vaccine administration in the commonwealth. Kentuckians will be inoculated in four phases. 

The current phase largely includes healthcare workers and seniors, meaning the vaccine is not widely available to the general public.

The planned vaccination phases are:

  • Phase 1a: Long-term care facilities, assisted living facilities, health care personnel

Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky

A partnership between public health officials and university researchers to test wastewater in Graves County is detecting spikes of COVID-19 in the community several days before spikes of COVID-19 tests appeared. 


A west Kentucky legislator is proposing a measure to make the torture of dogs and cats a Class D felony in the commonwealth. 

Wikipedia Creative Commons

A western Kentucky legislator is seeking to strengthen safety standards for swimming pools with a pre-filed bill for the 2021 session of the state’s general assembly. 

YaYa's Island / Facebook

An indoor children’s entertainment center in Paducah will close this weekend due to financial losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Commonwealth of Kentucky

Members of the Kentucky General Assembly representing western Kentucky districts addressed McCracken County business leaders Monday at a public policy forum hosted by the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce. The legislators touted their priorities for the 2021 legislative session, and discussed how those priorities will benefit the region.

A Kentucky Bar exam scoring error has left 18 prospective attorneys confused about the results.

U.S. Forest Service

A working farm in Land Between the Lakes dedicated to preserving the history of antebellum life in western Kentucky and northwest Tennessee will see changes in operating structure, including possible closure, under the weight of federal budget constraints.

Screenshot by Dalton York / Marshall County Board of Health

An executive order signed last week by Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear closing in-person dining at restaurants and bars will be enforced by local health departments. This follows the Marshall County Health Department seeking clarity on which agencies are in charge of enforcing the order.