Hannah Bullard


Hannah Bullard is a junior at Murray State University, majoring in journalism with a minor in biology.

She’s from Herndon, Kentucky. Herndon is a tight-knit farming community just twenty minutes south of Hopkinsville, Kentucky. She’s inspired by the closeness of her community.

She feels she gets her desire to be involved in community from her parents who are active in the Christian County area.

Hannah first began listening to public radio on a cross-country road trip. She appreciates the uniqueness and substance that public radio offers to listeners.

She’s proud to be serving her Western Kentucky home through WKMS News.

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As the nation faces the coronavirus pandemic, parents are left with the difficult task of explaining to their children the uncertainty disrupting their daily lives. 

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During this time of isolation due to COVID-19, individuals may be at higher risk for facing domestic abuse, according to a local domestic violence crisis center. 

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According to the National Shooting Sport Foundation, sales for guns and ammunition across the country have skyrocketed in the last two weeks. One western Kentucky gun shop owner says his sales are on the same trend.

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During this evening’s COVID-19 daily state-wide update, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear confirmed the second death due to the virus and case numbers up to 47 in the Commonwealth. 


Funeral homes in western Kentucky are having to quickly adapt in response to the new Funeral Directors Association of Kentucky’s guidelines for the COVID-19 outbreak. 

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear confirmed five new cases of COVID-19 during this evening’s daily update and urged Kentuckians to sign up for all public assistance services for which they are eligible. 


  The Paducah QuiltWeek Show is rescheduled for September 2nd through the 5th.

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The halt of business as usual in the Commonwealth has not yet disrupted banks in Western Kentucky. 

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Many school systems in Kentucky are closing to prevent the spread of COVID-19, leaving some students worried about meals in the coming weeks.

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In an interview with WKMS' Chad Lampe Murray State University President Bob Jackson discusses coronavirus, pension costs, and OVC basketball tournaments.