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."



Nicole Erwin | Ohio Valley ReSource

Ohio Valley farmers say the latest tariff escalation between the Trump administration and China could continue to hurt their businesses, with many farmers already facing financial struggles.  

Liam Niemeyer / WKMS News

  Dozens of prospective foster parents gathered at Heartland Church in Paducah to hear the First Lady of Kentucky Glenna Bevin pitch “Uniting Kentucky,” an initiative she helped start two months ago that seeks to find more parents for foster kids through church membership.


Church member Jason Farley said he and his wife came to hear more about the program. They adopted their daughter more than two years ago because they wanted to do more in their faith.


Liam Niemeyer

The McCracken County Public Schools Board of Education chair resigned from his position before a vote in a special called meeting Thursday to decide whether he should be removed as chair.

Board Chair Steve Shelby said he doesn’t want to resign, but he said the intention of other board members who called the meeting is clear to him. Shelby will remain on the board as a member.

Webster County Jail Webiste

  The former Lyon County Middle School teacher and Lyon County High School coach who’s accused of “sexually exploitative related offenses” was charged in Lyon County District Court on Wednesday with five counts of installing an eavesdropping device.

United States Department of Justice

  The United States Department of Justice in a release says a federal jury in Paducah found a Fulton County deputy jailor guilty of a civil rights violation by repeatedly tasing an inmate.


Evidence and testimony showed that Fulton County Detention Center guards removed clothes and possessions from an inmate’s cell after the inmate said they were suicidal. The inmate then cursed at Deputy Jailer James Eakes.


Liam Niemeyer / WKMS News

  Former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear called on state Democrats at a meet-and-greet dinner in Hopkins County to not attack one another ahead of primary elections, echoing an earlier request by his son who’s running for governor.


Beshear’s request for positive campaigning comes during a tightening primary race for governor between his son, Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear, state representative Rocky Adkins and former state auditor Adam Edelen.


Liam Niemeyer / WKMS News

Lake City Fish Market is somewhat nondescript -- a metal-sided warehouse makes up the entire business, situated a few miles from Kentucky Dam.

Liam Niemeyer / WKMS News

  Murray State University student researchers say a recent field study found some snakes caught in far west Kentucky tested positive for an emerging fungal disease that could be devastating to snakes across the state and country.

Matt Markgraf / WKMS News

  The Paducah Police Department said Tuesday two Paducah Middle School students have been charged for making social media posts threatening to harm others at the school.


The students are each charged with one count of second-degree terroristic threatening, a Class D felony. Paducah Police said one made a threatening post last week. The other made a post Monday.


Adriane Polyniak / Provided

  Inside the Bluegrass Hemp Oil store in Lexington, Kentucky, the CBD oils and lotions lining the walls have an origin story -- a story of a family’s struggle.