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."



USDA/Alice Welch.

A study published Thursday in a prestigious scientific journal links significant increases in COVID-19 transmission rates to meatpacking plants, especially those facilities that the federal government has allowed to speed up processing lines.

Facebook/Paducah Public Schools

The Paducah Public Schools Board of Education heard emotional public commentary at a special meeting Monday evening about a blackface photo of Superintendent Donald Shively that resurfaced last month, many criticizing Shively and some supporting him. 

Curren Sheldon / 100 Days in Appalachia

David Meinschein’s teachers, staff and students have sacrificed a lot this year amid the staggering challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. 

UT Martin

  The University of Tennessee at Martin head men’s basketball coach died today.

Paducah Public Schools

Paducah Public Schools has announced the district is extending virtual learning through Thanksgiving break. 

rido / 123rf Stock Photo

  Ballard County Schools in a release Friday said the school district will remain with all-virtual learning next week because of the number of staff quarantined due to potential COVID-19 exposure, with not enough staff available to sufficiently teach students in person.

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  Unofficial results show Kentucky voters will again approve the constitutional amendment known as Marsy’s Law, aiming to expand and ensure rights for crime victims in the justice system.

Liam Niemeyer / WKMS

Dozens protested at Paducah Tilghman High School on Sunday calling on Paducah Public Schools Superintendent Donald Shively to resign, following more than a week of community unrest after a past photo of Shively in blackface surfaced online.

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Calloway County Schools and Murray Independent Schools are moving all students to distance learning and suspending extracurricular activities starting next week. 

Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources via Facebook

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against Governor Andy Beshear’s administration by the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission to try to reinstate the former Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources commissioner to his post.