Dalton York

Student Reporter

Dalton York is a student at Murray State University majoring in Nonprofit Leadership Studies.  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 leadership team and regularly attending services. 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 Gov. Andy Beshear and Cabinet for Health and Family Services Secretary Eric Friedlander are working to test 100% of the commonwealth’s long-term care facilities for COVID-19. Beshear made the announcement at his Friday press conference alongside additional guidance for the phased reopening of Kentucky’s economy. 

City of Madisonville

Madisonville and Hopkins County officials teamed up Friday to offer an update on the local response to the coronavirus pandemic, and share details regarding voting changes for the upcoming primary election. 

Visit Lexington

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear is pushing an incremental reopening of the commonwealth’s economy that will gradually phase in sectors including healthcare, retail, and professional services. 

Governor Andy Beshear

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear responded Sunday to weekend protests at the state capitol against social distancing policies.


A “safer at home” order signed by Tennessee Governor Bill Lee is set to expire Thursday, setting the stage for the reopening of the Volunteer State’s economy. Lee allowed restaurants to resume in-person operations this week.

Gov. Andy Beshear

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear announced during his April 29 daily COVID-19 update the first phase of an incremental reopening of the commonwealth’s economy. Beshear held the briefing at the Kentucky Emergency Operations Center in Frankfort. 

Gov. Andy Beshear

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear confirmed 230 new cases of the novel coronavirus Tuesday at his COVID-19 press conference in Frankfort. The total number of virus cases in the commonwealth now sits at 4,375. 

Paducah Fire Department

  Governor Andy Beshear announced at his daily COVID-19 press conference Monday that Kentuckians should be wearing cloth face coverings in public beginning May 11. West Kentucky health officials are encouraging residents to properly sanitize the cloth in between uses. 

Gov. Andy Beshear

Gov. Andy Beshear announced at his daily COVID-19 press conference Wednesday 196 new cases of the virus in Kentucky. The state’s total number of cases now sits at 3,373. 

Screenshot / Marshall County Fiscal Court

This post has been updated to clarify the open records request was fulfilled by Marshall County Schools.  

A school district that experienced a deadly high school shooting in 2018 is prevented from seeking a federal grant to hire school resource officers (SROs) after the county’s chief executive declined to sign the grant application.