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."



Fort Campbell

Fort Campbell officials say the first case of the coronavirus at their installation is a dependent of a military retiree. 

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As new cases of coronavirus mount in the Ohio Valley, health officials are bracing for an onslaught of patients and what could be unprecedented demand for beds, medical staff and specialized equipment.

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  U.S. Rep. Republican James Comer says stock moves he made ahead of a bear market caused by the coronavirus pandemic aren’t connected to any inside information he could have received regarding the coronavirus.


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This article has been updated.

A church in Murray says a visitor who attended the church’s service Sunday, March 15, has tested positive for the new coronavirus. 

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  Baptist Health Hospital in Paducah has set up the first coronavirus testing site in McCracken County.

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Murray State University President Bob Jackson announced Tuesday the university will instruct courses exclusively through online means for the remainder of the spring semester, and close all campuses to the general public. This follows the first confirmed case of the new Coronavirus in west Kentucky’s Lyon County. 

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Governor Andy Beshear says the first confirmed case of the new coronavirus in west Kentucky is in Lyon County. During a press conference Tuesday, Beshear said the affected person is a 69-year-old man. 

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  Fort Campbell is closing schools on its base and banning soldiers from traveling more than 80 miles outside the base, among several measures to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. 

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Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear says he has tested negative for the new coronavirus after attending a public event in Louisville where another individual tested positive. 

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  Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker is ordering all bars and restaurants in the state to close Monday as another measure to help contain the spread of coronavirus.