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."



Liam Niemeyer / Ohio Valley Resource

  Ohio Valley farmers planted more than 27,000 acres of hemp last year — about four times more than in 2018 —  to cash in on a booming market for popular CBD products made from the crop. 

Marshall County Fiscal Court

Marshall County Fiscal Court is asking a lawsuit against them be dismissed over a county ordinance that requires utility companies charge a fee to utility members.


  Murray-Calloway County Hospital and Anthem, Inc., have reached a new long-term agreement for the hospital to remain “in-network” for those who have Anthem insurance plans.

  The Trump administration is set to sign a deal Wednesday with Chinese trade officials for what they call “Phase One” of a trade agreement after almost two years of false starts and costly, retaliatory tariffs. Ohio Valley farmers are cautiously optimistic the truce will be a turning point, but some are skeptical about the details about the partial deal.

McCracken County Sheriff's Office / Facebook

  The McCracken County Sheriff’s Office in a release Monday said a chief deputy has resigned due to an alleged ethics violation.

Danny Carroll's Facebook page

  A pre-filed bill for Kentucky’s legislative session would clarify state law on reporting child abuse, dependency and neglect. The state lawmaker who filed the bill said its partially in response to last year’s criminal investigation into McCracken County Schools.

Facebook / Kenny Imes

Republican 5th District State Rep. Larry Elkins of Murray said he is not seeking re-election for a second term in 2020, and the wife of a former state representative said she’s filing to run for the seat.

Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

  A former Hopkinsville church daycare worker accused of endangering children is facing 30 additional charges this week related to other alleged victims.


  A former football coach for the Christian County School District pleaded guilty this week to internet sex charges involving a minor.

Liam Niemeyer / Ohio Valley Resource

  When 78-year-old Jim Casto looks at the towering floodwalls that line downtown Huntington, West Virginia, he sees a dark history of generations past.