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."



Glynis Board | Ohio Valley Resource

  A new federal program is buying more than $1 billion in farm products such as dairy, produce and meat unable to be sold due to the pandemic’s disruptions to the food supply and send “food boxes” to needy families. 

Paducah Police Department

  The former executive director of Paducah-based Barbecue on the River, who allegedly stole nearly $25,000 from the nonprofit, was arrested in South Carolina after being missing for more than a year and a half.


  A deputy secretary with the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, the cabinet that handles unemployment insurance claims, says employees receiving unemployment benefits because of temporary layoffs related to the coronavirus pandemic will have to return to work when their employer says so as businesses reopen.

Aaron Payne / Ohio Valley Resource

  A new study shows the Ohio Valley has some of the nation’s highest rates of food insecurity among older adults, and anti-hunger advocates say that situation could be made worse by the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.

Liam Niemeyer / Ohio Valley Resource

 Debby Dulworth has a lot of conversations with her cattle each day. She swings open a gate, driving the herd with repeated calls and the Hereford cattle respond in kind with groans and snorts.

Facebook / Mayfield Police

  Mayfield police say a man is dead after an attempted murder-suicide.

Liam Niemeyer via Zoom video

 It’s the uncertainty that gets to Darlene Davis. The uncertainty of when she’ll see her 87-year-old mother in person again. The uncertainty of her co-workers’ health. The uncertainty that comes with the novel coronavirus.


When a co-worker of hers at the JBS Swift meatpacking plant in Louisville died from COVID-19, she said that uncertainty turned into fear for many of the 1,200 employees at the plant.

Liam Niemeyer / WKMS

Murray High School Senior Abbie Bierbaum is wearing a black cap, the Thursday evening sunset shining off the golden sash draped around her graduation gown. 

McCracken County Jail

  The McCracken County jailer is facing allegations of violating state civil rights and whistleblower laws in the treatment and firing of a former nurse at the county jail.

Madison Eads / Provided

  When Madison Eads got a call from the Kentucky Department for Public Health, she only had 24 hours to prepare herself before heading to the epicenter of a coronavirus outbreak.