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."




  A long-time bowling ball manufacturing company in Hopkinsville, Ebonite International, is permanently closing, affecting more than 100 jobs.

Courtesy of U.S. Forest Service

  Federal and state wildlife officials announced Thursday shotgun-armed people in helicopters will now be used this winter to combat invasive feral hogs in the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.

Committee to Elect Shea Nickell

  Kentucky has a new justice on the state Supreme Court.

Cory Sharber / WKMS

Democratic candidates for statewide office including gubernatorial candidate Attorney General Andy Beshear finished a campaign bus tour the day before Election Day, with several stops throughout west Kentucky.

Kentucky State Police / Facebook

A Calloway County man was killed in a shooting with local law enforcement Saturday.

Liam Niemeyer / WKMS

  77-year-old Sidney Milton of Marshall County remembers the first time she ever voted. The year was 1960. She said she walked into her polling station, inside a car dealership in downtown Mayfield, when she was 18.

Barkley Regional

A pilot was killed in a plane crash Thursday night near Barkley Regional Airport.

Office of KY Secretary of State

  Kentucky’s chief election official says she predicts voter turnout in next week’s general election to be slightly higher compared to the last time the state elected a governor. But that prediction has the large majority of registered voters not casting ballots.

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Kentucky is one of 12 states that holds elections for agriculture commissioner, which facilitates and promotes the state’s $5.9 billion agriculture industry that has more than 75,000 workers.

Liam Niemeyer / WKMS

  Some of the 600 employees affected by the future closure of the Briggs and Stratton engine manufacturing plant in Murray came to their first job fair Tuesday to find new employment. Briggs and Stratton announced in August the company was closing their plant by fall of 2020.