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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Calloway County Schools and Murray Independent Schools are moving all students to distance learning and suspending extracurricular activities starting next week. 

Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources via Facebook

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against Governor Andy Beshear’s administration by the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission to try to reinstate the former Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources commissioner to his post.


  An eastern Kentucky agritech company is breaking ground on a third greenhouse in the region after cutting the ribbon on one greenhouse and breaking ground on another last week. AppHarvest said Monday that the planned 15-acre facility in Berea will use recycled rainwater like the company’s other facilities.

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  Kentuckians will again consider a ballot initiative to amend the state constitution in an effort known as “Marsy’s Law,” in what advocates say will institute specific rights and due process for crime victims. Yet critics of the amendment argue Marsy’s Law fails to live up to its promise for victims, and could create significant legal problems with criminal proceedings.

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Democratic U.S. Senate Candidate Amy McGrath said she supports a ruling Tuesday allowing a grand juror in the Breonna Taylor case to publicly discuss the proceedings. McGrath, who’s facing Republican U.S. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in the November election, also spoke about federal COVID-19 relief negotiations and access to healthcare to at least 60 people during a campaign stop in Murray.

Liam Niemeyer / Ohio Valley Resource

Rick Murdock drives past his neighbors on rural back roads in southwest Calloway County, Kentucky, most days in his pickup truck, where he’ll pass by some signs of the season — “Trump 2020” flags and signs.



  A Murray woman pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Calloway County District Court following a grand jury charging her with falsely reporting an incident during a protest near a Confederate monument in downtown Murray. 

Aaron Payne / WOUB

  Christian County Clerk Mike Kem in western Kentucky has already seen COVID-19 enter his doors — three of his employees are currently isolated with the virus. 

Liam Niemeyer / WKMS

  Erich Mische isn’t used to being on the water. He has his makeshift boat — a garden shed from Home Depot built on top of a 52-year-old pontoon frame — tied up to the dock for the river ferry just outside of Hickman, Kentucky, next to the Mississippi River. 

Paducah Public Schools, via Facebook Page

  Paducah Public Schools in a release Tuesday said Paducah Middle School football players are quarantining after potentially being exposed to a positive COVID-19 case during a recent game.