Nicole Erwin

Multimedia Journalist (for Ohio Valley ReSource, WKMS)

Nicole Erwin is a Murray native and started working at WKMS during her time at Murray State University as a Psychology undergraduate student. Nicole left her job as a PTL dispatcher to join the newsroom after she was hired by former News Director Bryan Bartlett. Since, Nicole has completed a Masters in Sustainable Development from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia where she lived for 2 1/2 years.

Nicole also worked in South Korea as a journalist where she anchored the local English TV news, hosted a national radio show and freelanced with the Jeju Weekly. She is an avid traveler with more than 25 countries under her belt and finds beauty in the environment and the stories within it.

Nicole Erwin / Ohio Valley ReSource

Animal rights advocates say the Ohio Valley’s varying laws on the treatment of animals can make it more difficult to identify those who abuse them. A national ranking of animal welfare laws scores West Virginia and Ohio well. But Kentucky sits at the bottom of that list, and Kentucky also blocks veterinarians from reporting animal abuse. As Nicole Erwin reports, that could put pets and people at risk. 

Taylor Inman / WKMS

Update: Murray Police Department said the grenade was checked by Kentucky State Police's Hazardous Device Unit and the Paducah Police Bomb Squad and was determined to be live. Police say the device has been secured and taken to a separate location where it will be destroyed. 

Matt Markgraf / WKMS

Calloway County Judge/Executive Larry Elkins is retiring from the position. Elkins made the announcement on Facebook on Tuesday stating his retirement would be effective September 30. 

Nicole Erwin / Ohio Valley ReSource

A battle over what is considered a protected body of water under the Clean Water Act remains murky following a ruling Thursday by a federal judge. That decision  halted the Trump administration's attempt to repeal what’s known as the Clean Water Rule.

Graves County Sheriff's Office / Facebook

A Graves County Grand Jury has indicted the county Sheriff  Dewayne Redmon on a drug charge. 

Go(v)t Milk?

Aug 15, 2018
Nicole Erwin / Ohio Valley ReSource

Dairy farmers and food banks are praising a recent U.S Department of Agriculture decision to purchase $50M worth of milk for the emergency food assistance program



An 11-year-old hacker is making waves after revealing over the weekend voter infrastructure vulnerabilities at a hackathon. In just ten minutes, a child managed to change election results on a replica of the Florida Secretary of State’s website. Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes said the ‘DEFCON 26’ hackathon reiterates a need for funding to replace dated equipment and restore voter confidence.

Bec Feldhaus Adams / WKMS

The Farm Bill being debated in Congress could have significant effects well beyond farms -- including on our waterways. Over the years wetlands have been stripped and drained to grow crops. A program funded by the Farm Bill pays farmers to conserve wetlands, and more farmers are looking to take flood prone land out of production.


  U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he has secured $11M to combat Asian Carp in west Kentucky waterways.

Ryan Hermens / Pool Photo

The prosecution in the case involving the accused Marshall County High School shooter said they likely won’t oppose a possible motion from the defense seeking a change of venue.