Liam Niemeyer

Ohio Valley ReSource Reporter & Assistant News Director

"Liam Niemeyer is a reporter for the Ohio Valley Resource covering agriculture and infrastructure in Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia and also serves Assistant News Director at WKMS. He has reported for public radio stations across the country from Appalachia to Alaska, most recently as a reporter for WOUB Public Media in Athens, Ohio. He is a recent alumnus of Ohio University and enjoys playing tenor saxophone in various jazz groups."

 

  

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  Murray residents calling for removal of a Confederate monument in the city’s courthouse square are organizing a “week of action” for community members to take part, centered around Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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  Murray State University is honoring the university’s first African-American student athlete by dedicating a room to be used by student athletes inside the university’s football stadium.

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 Members of an Illinois-based animal protection group say one of their members was assaulted and another was driven off the road recently after confronting a suspected cockfighting event in southeastern Ohio. 

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Owensboro, Kentucky, pastor Brian Gibson spoke at an event in Washington, D.C., Tuesday that combined religion with support for President Donald Trump’s attempt to overturn the results of the election.

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 He asked her if she was cold. A wind whips around the park in western Kentucky a couple days before Christmas. He puts his arm around her as they move closer together on the bench.

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  Some western Kentucky businesses are reporting Saturday their stores are unable to accept credit cards and debit cards for sales and can only accept cash, in connection to the AT&T service outages following the explosion in Nashville

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  An attorney who filed a lawsuit alleging a Trigg County High School student was groomed and pressured to have sex with county law enforcement during an internship says the lawsuit is directly connected to an indictment of the former sheriff.

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  A Murray man charged last year with murdering two women and killing a dog pleaded guilty to the charges Tuesday as a part of a plea deal. 

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 The first COVID-19 vaccinations in the Purchase region of Kentucky began Thursday morning, and the first person to be vaccinated says he’s “proud” to have an additional defense against the virus.

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West Kentucky Community and Technical College in Paducah announced Tuesday it will receive a $15 million gift from a billionaire philanthropist, with college leadership saying the historic donation has the potential to be a “generational game-changer.”

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