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.

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A Graves County man will serve as the grand marshal in Governor-Elect Andy Beshear’s inaugural parade.

Matt Powell will ride in the lead car as the parade makes its way to the Capitol building. Powell is the custodial supervisor at Central Elementary School in Graves County. He is a member of the board of directors of both the Kentucky Education Association and the Kentucky Education School Professionals Association. Powell received state and national awards last year as Education Support Professional of the Year.

Screenshot / Asian Carp Aid

A west Kentucky non-profit will host a music festival in 2020 to raise funds for projects assisting in the fight against invasive Asian Carp in the region.

Screenshot / Maiden Alley Cinema

The executive director of Paducah’s Maiden Alley Cinema has tendered her resignation, according to a report by WPSD-TV.

Landee Bryant began serving as executive director of the independent film house in 2008. Bryant is a Murray State University graduate who serves on the board of Paducah Main Street, serves as co-director of the River's Edge International Film Festival and is a barista at Etcetera Coffeehouse. 

Screenshot / Kentucky Gubernatorial Transition

Seven far west Kentuckians will serve on Governor-elect Andy Beshear’s transition team as he prepares to become Governor of the commonwealth next month.

International Trade Administration

One of west Kentucky’s economic development groups is now on the record as supporting the North American trade deal championed by President Trump.

Nicole Erwin / Ohio Valley ReSource

Kentucky’s soybean harvest is ahead of schedule and higher quality compared to last year.

Capulan Gurrola / Beyond Uganda

An environmental relief program in Uganda coordinated by the University of Kentucky and a Paducah-based nonprofit saw multiple successes in its first year.

Kentucky State Police

The Kentucky State Police is releasing the name of the officer involved in the death of a Calloway County man last weekend.

Matt Markgraf / WKMS

The City of Paducah will receive a multi-million-dollar federal grant to expand projects on the city’s riverfront.

McCracken County Sheriff's Department

Graves County has elected Democrat Jon Hayden to serve as the county sheriff. Hayden won the race with 71 percent of the vote compared to 29 percent support for Republican Jason Clark.