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."



Stephanie Wolf

  A Scott County Circuit Court judge temporarily blocked some of Democratic Governor Andy Beshear’s COVID-19 restrictions for several restaurants and breweries that sued the governor last month over those restrictions. Scott Circuit Court Judge Brian Privett in his order Friday said the governor’s emergency powers aren’t “inherent.” He noted the GOP-controlled legislature voted this year to scale back those powers. 

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  U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell touted the COVID-19 vaccines, panned President Joe Biden’s infrastructure proposal and again defended the controversial election reform law in Georgia during a visit to a Paducah hospital on Wednesday. 

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Murray State University and the Kentucky League of Cities announced Thursday a partnership to help build economic development expertise for elected officials across the state. University leadership and representatives with the KLC  hope the needs of cities across the state can be met with help from business experts at Murray State.

Liam Niemeyer / WKMS

  More than 100 people gathered on Murray State University’s campus Thursday evening for a vigil opposing violence against women and memorializing women killed in Atlanta, Louisville, and western Kentucky. This vigil follows the death of a Murray State student found shot to death in late March.

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  President Joe Biden has approved a major disaster declaration for Kentucky following February winter storms that left more than 150,000 thousand Kentuckians without power at one point and killed four people.

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  The Kentucky Department of Agriculture plans to host a series of roundtable discussions next month across the state to hear from restaurant owners and chefs about challenges they’ve faced during the coronavirus pandemic, along with thanking restaurants that have relied on local food. 

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  Update March 27, 10:32 a.m. CST: 

Kentucky State Police (KSP) says investigators have identified the deceased woman found in a Calloway County roadside ditch Friday as a Murray State University student who was shot to death, and a Calloway County man faces several charges including murder in connection to the woman.

Paducah NWS / Screenshot

  Lead forecasters at the National Weather Service of Paducah said western Kentucky should expect severe thunderstorms, damaging winds and the potential for isolated tornadoes Thursday afternoon and evening.

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  The National Weather Service of Paducah is urging those in western Kentucky to prepare for a potential severe weather threat Thursday afternoon including damaging straight-line winds, hail and the possibility of tornadoes.

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  Paducah police are investigating two incidents of property damage earlier this week involving those supporting the LGBTQ community: a window was found cracked at a local LGBTQ resource center, and two flags at a family’s home — one of them a Pride flag — were stolen and returned burned.