Dalton York

Student Reporter

Dalton York is a Non-profit management major at Murray State University. A native of Marshall County, Dalton is a proud product of his tight-knit community. He has competed nationally in speech and debate, winning numerous accolades in extemporaneous speaking and radio broadcast. Dalton is also very active in community theatre, appearing on stage and backstage at Playhouse in the Park.  Dalton considers himself a "public radio nerd" and is proud to serve his community through WKMS.

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A third case of the novel coronavirus is confirmed in McCracken County.

The Purchase District Health Department said in a media release the patient is in stable condition. The department is working with the Centers for Disease Control and the Kentucky Department of Public Health to identify those who may have been exposed to the individual. Close contacts will be monitored for symptoms of the virus.

Commonwealth of Kentucky

This story has been updated.   

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear announced Friday the commonwealth’s sixth, seventh and eighth deaths related to the novel coronavirus, as well as the largest daily increase in virus cases.

Murray Convention and Visitor's Bureau

The chief executives of the city of Murray and Calloway County issued a joint press release Thursday declaring a state of emergency in both the city and county in response to the coronavirus pandemic. 

The Calloway County Health Department confirmed a second case of COVID-19 in the community Wednesday. 

Governor Andy Beshear

This story has been updated.  

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear today confirmed the state’s largest daily increase in coronavirus cases. 

U.S. House of Representatives

Kentucky First District Congressman James Comer offered an update on the federal coronavirus response at a virtual town hall Thursday. He was joined by Paducah doctor Kyle Turnbo to answer constituents’ questions concerning the virus.

Screenshot / Governor Andy Beshear

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear confirmed Wednesday 198 cases of the novel coronavirus in Kentucky at his daily press conference on the pandemic. He said that’s an increase of 35 cases from Tuesday. The number of new cases was lower than the previous day’s new cases, which Beshear said is good news. He said the next two weeks will be critical in the fight against the virus.

Commonwealth of Kentucky

The Calloway County Health Department confirms the county’s second case of the novel coronavirus. The announcement comes as the virus is spreading in west Kentucky with reported cases in Lyon County and McCracken County


Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge

Recreation agencies across the nation, including in west Kentucky, are adapting programming for continuing education efforts while promoting social distancing.


The novel coronavirus is continuing to spread in west Kentucky with two confirmed cases in McCracken County. Cases of the coronavirus were confirmed last week in Lyon County and Calloway County

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This article has been updated to include comments from Governor Andy Beshear regarding the Pathway Baptist drive-in service.

A Marshall County church will practice social distancing by holding Sunday services at the Calvert City Drive-In theatre