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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  A grant-funded project launched in 2017 to build a paved bike path through Mayfield is being changed to have bikes share lanes on some city roads along segments of the bikeway.

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  The Murray State University bass anglers team won the Fishing League Worldwide College Fishing National Championship on Thursday in Maryland.


Rising Juniors Blake Albertson and Adam Puckett caught a total 51 pounds and three ounces of fish on the Potomac River by the end of the three-day championship.


Obion County Sheriff's Office

The Obion County Sheriff’s Office arrested on Wednesday a Union City High School Spanish teacher on three counts of statutory rape by an authority figure.

Trigg County Schools

The superintendent of Trigg County Schools announced Thursday he is resigning to become superintendent of Allen County Schools farther east.

Shea Castleberry works in a time capsule of sorts. He walks through the aisles of the Family Video store he manages in Murray, Ky., a small city surrounded by rolling farmland about two hours north of Nashville.

Next to the movies and popcorn, there's a new addition to his store that surprises some of his regulars.

"A lot of people are like 'a video store selling CBD?' But it really does tie into our values. Which is, we're here for the community," Castleberry said.

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he would fill a Supreme Court vacancy in 2020, a reversal from a position he held four years ago.

McConnell spoke to a local business gathering in Paducah on Tuesday. He was asked by an attendee if he would hold hearings for a Supreme Court Justice nominee in 2020 if there was a vacancy. McConnell’s response got some laughter.

  West Kentucky soybean farmers continue to hurt financially from ongoing trade negotiations and tariffs between the Trump administration and China, and other countries. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he recognizes it’s been “a tough couple of years” for soybean producers.


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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says reducing the population of invasive Asian carp is the number one issue he wants to accomplish in west Kentucky this year and next.

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The U. S. Department of Agriculture announced Thursday details of a second round of aid totaling $16 billion for farmers affected by the trade war with China. But some Ohio Valley farmers worry about the ongoing consequences of these payments and tariffs.

Brittany Patterson / Ohio Valley Resource

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