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.

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State designation as a “red zone” county for COVID-19 infection is forcing two west Kentucky library systems to close their facilities. The Marshall and McCracken County public libraries will offer only curbside service to patrons in an effort to combat the spread of the virus. 

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Land Between the Lakes is steeped in the history of the residents who lived between the rivers before their forced removal by the Tennessee Valley Authority to create the recreation area. The natives cherish their heritage and don’t look kindly upon those who disrespect it. The legend of a beast living within LBL is a piece of folklore that some Between the Rivers residents consider offensive. 

Murray State Athletics

Murray State University’s volleyball team will begin an adjusted season schedule in the spring 2021 semester, after the COVID-19 pandemic forced postponement of fall sports.

Gov. Andy Beshear

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear rolled out new recommendations for areas classified as COVID-19 “red zone” counties during Monday’s update. 

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This report has been updated.

Calloway County Republicans rallied Saturday for President Trump and conservative candidates up and down the ballot.

Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce

The coronavirus pandemic forced the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce to cancel its annual “DC Fly-In” in favor of a virtual “fly-back” event this week. Federal officials addressed chamber members Wednesday and Thursday.

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear

Kentucky set a record for COVID-19 positive tests on a Monday for the second week in a row. 

Photos Provided By The Candidates

This report is part of a series produced by WKMS News highlighting races appearing on the 2020 general election ballot.

Photos Provided by the Candidates

This report is part of a series produced by WKMS News highlighting races appearing on the 2020 general election ballot. Other parts of this series published thus far include a voter guide for state legislative races and a report on the proposed constitutional amendment for judicial reform. 

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A Hopkins County coal miner is dead after being struck by a coal scoop Tuesday.