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."



Cadiz Police Department

  The Cadiz Police Department Chief resigned Tuesday after six years serving in the position.

Former Chief Chad Grace in his letter of resignation thanked the city for all “they have done” for him. Cadiz Police Department declined to comment on why Grace resigned.

Grace was sworn in as chief in 2013 and had been with the department since 2006. Major Duncan Wiggins will temporarily take over operations.

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  Marshall County Circuit Court Judge James Jameson heard testimony Monday from several witnesses to consider a motion filed to suppress statements to police made by alleged Marshall County High School shooter Gabe Parker, as evidence for the upcoming trial in 2020. Parker is being tried as an adult on two counts of murder and several counts of assualt after last year’s shooting that killed two students and injured fourteen others. 

Matt Markgraf / WKMS

Briggs and Stratton is closing their Murray operation by fall 2020. About 600 full-time positions will be affected. The Milwaukee-based company announced on Thursday plans to consolidate production of its small vertical-shaft engines to its Poplar Bluff, Missouri facility. 

Liam Niemeyer / WKMS

A Chinese bank is investing $200 million to expand a paper mill in Ballard County, potentially bringing more than 100 jobs to the region.

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Paducah-based novelty ice cream company Dippin' Dots LLC is investing $3.3 million dollars in a new building, new equipment and 28 new full-time jobs.

Liam Niemeyer, WKMS

The 139th Annual Fancy Farm Picnic on Saturday brought barbecue, bingo and heaps of political mudslinging. 

Matt Markgraf / WKMS

  The 139th Annual Fancy Farm Picnic on Saturday in Graves County saw two bitter political rivals -- Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear and Governor Republican Matt Bevin -- taking turns on stage bashing each other in a battle for governor.


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  Kentucky Democrats, wearing Russian cossack hats and waving Russian flags, continued to embrace the "Moscow Mitch" nickname that went viral last week, chanting it at U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell at Saturday’s Fancy Farm picnic.


Liam Niemeyer / WKMS

  Kentucky statewide Democratic candidates rallied supporters and practiced jabs against their Republican opponents Friday night at the annual Mike Miller Bean Dinner in Marshall County, ahead of Saturday’s Fancy Farm Picnic. The Democratic dinner is one of many political events in the region ahead of the picnic.


Gubernatorial candidate and Attorney General Andy Beshear used the dinner as an opportunity to attack specific members of Governor Matt Bevin’s administration.


Liam Niemeyer / WKMS

  Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear led a discussion panel, made up of regional addiction specialists and healthcare leaders, in Mayfield on Thursday about how to best tackle the ongoing opioid epidemic in west Kentucky. Panel leaders repeatedly said that addiction prevention in many cases starts at home.