Hannah Bullard

Student Reporter

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.

mugshot / Kentucky Department of Corrections

A federal grand jury indicted Dayton Jones of Hopkinsville on a charge of producing child pornography. 


A contract between Kentucky and Illinois’ transportation systems ensures the continued operation of a river ferry essential to farmers. The Cave-in-Rock Ferry on the Ohio River was facing a potential shutdown due to funding uncertainty. 

Porter Road / via Facebook

A Princeton meat processor is recieving a $1.5 million investment expected to create 83 full-time jobs.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation

The cause of death for a body found in Kentucky Lake on June 20 has been ruled a homicide and a suspect is now in police custody. 

Barkley Regional Airport’s Board of Directors reports outbound passenger count is up and the airport will increase its flights to two a day. Beginning July 5th, the Barkley Regional Airport will have two departing flights, one at 6:30 a.m. and another at noon.  

Calloway County Public Library is receiving a project grant from the Kentucky Oral History Commission to conduct interviews documenting the county’s African American communities. 

Hannah Bullard / WKMS

The Congressional Budget Office predicts the U.S. economy will not make a full recovery until 2029. And a west Kentucky business is finding certainty through community support. 

During his June 18 press conference Governor Andy Beshear reported coronavirus case numbers as manageable, addressed unemployment concerns and ceremonially signed a proclamation recognizing June 19 as Juneteenth National Day of Freedom in the Commonwealth


Calloway County farmer and Kentucky Farm Bureau Second Vice President Sharon Furches has been appointed to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Committee (FRRCC).

Calloway County Robert E. Lee statue
Rachel Collins / WKMS

Murray State University’s Department of History is demanding the removal of a statue of Confederate Army Commander Robert E. Lee from Murray’s downtown.