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, 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. 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.

Governor Andy Beshear

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear reacted Friday to the downtown Louisville demonstrations held in response to the death of Breonna Taylor at the hands of the Louisville Metro Police Department. 

Administrative Office of the Courts

The administrative head of Kentucky’s judiciary system took the oath of office Thursday for a fourth four-year term via the video conferencing service Zoom. 

Governor Andy Beshear

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear, at his daily COVID-19 press conference Thursday, said a data breach in April exposed the personal information of some unemployment insurance claimants. 

Federal Emergency Management Agency

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is providing personal protective equipment (PPE) to nursing homes throughout the country as part of the federal government’s ongoing response to the coronavirus pandemic. 

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The state agency charged with defending low-income clients in criminal cases is warning against prematurely reopening Kentucky’s court system.

Governor Andy Beshear

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear and Secretary of State Michael Adams are encouraging Kentuckians to vote through non-conventional methods in the June 23 Primary Election.

Murray Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Calloway County Fiscal Court met in-person Wednesday to move forward on several pieces of local legislation including the county budget. 

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Kentucky’s “Healthy at Work” initiative is moving along, with restaurants slated to reopen in a limited capacity May 22. A leader for an organization representing the commonwealth’s restaurants joined Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce members Tuesday for a webinar to discuss the state’s reopening guidance. 

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Kentucky’s restaurants are slated to reopen in a limited capacity on May 22. West Kentucky establishments are adjusting plans to accommodate Governor Andy Beshear’s “Healthy at Work” guidelines. 

Governor Andy Beshear

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear announced Friday the commonwealth’s tourism sites and state parks will reopen in June as part of the phased thaw of the state’s economy.

Kentucky state resort parks and recreation facilities, not including pools, will open to the public June 1. Beshear said guests can make reservations online beginning Tuesday, May 19. The state’s campgrounds and the Kentucky Horse Park will open June 11.