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."



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  An attorney who filed a lawsuit alleging a Trigg County High School student was groomed and pressured to have sex with county law enforcement during an internship says the lawsuit is directly connected to an indictment of the former sheriff.


  A Murray man charged last year with murdering two women and killing a dog pleaded guilty to the charges Tuesday as a part of a plea deal. 

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 The first COVID-19 vaccinations in the Purchase region of Kentucky began Thursday morning, and the first person to be vaccinated says he’s “proud” to have an additional defense against the virus.

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West Kentucky Community and Technical College in Paducah announced Tuesday it will receive a $15 million gift from a billionaire philanthropist, with college leadership saying the historic donation has the potential to be a “generational game-changer.”

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A new billboard in a western Kentucky town calls for the termination of a local school district superintendent after an old photo of the school official in blackface resurfaced.

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Holiday light displays are spread out across Bob Noble park in Paducah, Kentucky, lighting up the barren trees at night for the community to drive by. The park has long been a gathering place for the small city, with performances at an amphitheater and swimming during the summer.

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The Paducah Board of Education after about two hours of private deliberation in executive session directed Superintendent Donald Shively to take 40 days of unpaid leave for “additional training, education, and community involvement.”

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The Paducah Public Schools Board of Education called a special meeting for this afternoon to talk in a private executive session and then take action on “personnel” matters, following more than a month of community protests, emotional public commentary, and other closed discussions by the board surrounding a resurfaced blackface photo of Superintendent Donald Shively.

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A new position is being created at McCracken County Schools to promote and drive diversity initiatives, spurred in part by Black Lives Matter protests in the region over the summer.

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A new drug rehabilitation center that’s moving into a former hospital building in Fulton plans to start accepting patients in early December after facing opening delays due to the pandemic, and due to delays in receiving licensing from the state.