Hannah Bullard

Student Reporter

Hannah is a Murray State Journalism major. She found her place in radio during her second year in Murray. She is from Herndon, KY, a small farming community on the Kentucky/Tennessee stateline.

She first discovered her love for NPR when she stumbled upon "This American Life" while traveling. She believes everyone has a story worth telling.

Her favorite pieces to produce are centered around people and their community. She hopes to continue a career in journalism through broadcast or non-profit work. 


  Paducah community members are holding a free concert Saturday to help fundraise for a mural on a water tower expressing a spirit of unity in McCracken County.

SBV / Facebook

A Lexington nonprofit organization is offering free, virtual training for small business owners, aiming to energize local entrepreneurs.

National Weather Service / Facebook

The National Weather Service in Paducah is predicting unsettled weather will return to the Western Kentucky area early Saturday morning and continue through the rest of the weekend and into next week. 

tn.gov/agriculture / TDA Forestry

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Division of Forestry is helping fund urban forestry tree planting projects to help increase and improve tree populations. 

Challenge House / via Facebook


This story is part of a WKMS News series highlighting organizations and groups helping others amid the pandemic.

A hyper-localized effort to combat crime and poverty in a western Kentucky community asks volunteers to live in the most crime-ridden parts, and leave their doors unlocked. And they do, following the example of the late and beloved Hopkinsville Mayor Wally Bryan. 

KSP / Provided

  Update March 27, 10:32 a.m. CST: 

Kentucky State Police (KSP) says investigators have identified the deceased woman found in a Calloway County roadside ditch Friday as a Murray State University student who was shot to death, and a Calloway County man faces several charges including murder in connection to the woman.

Murray Calloway County Parks Department / via Facebook

 Update 4:36 p.m. CST, March 24, 2021

The Murray Police Department said officers arrested a man involved in vandalism of a veterans memorial in the city’s Chestnut Park. 

Murray-Calloway County Parks & Recreation / Facebook

  The Bee Creek Soccer Complex in Murray is making a timely recovery from major flood damages thanks to community support. Local businesses have donated thousands of dollars worth of time and labor towards clean up efforts.

Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home

Few people get the opportunity to see their legacy come to fruition during their lifetime, but 19-year-old Chris Miller of Stewart County, Tennessee did. The well-known autism advocate and creator of the anti-bullying character, Captain Spectrum passed on Feb. 12 after sustaining a head injury in a falling accident.

Lis Jones / Facebook

Community aid is building behind one Murray woman’s mission to encourage hospital workers while supporting locally-owned restaurants during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.