Taylor Inman

Student Reporter

Taylor is a journalism major/history minor and a senior at Murray State University. When she's not reporting for WKMS, she enjoys creative writing and traveling. She loves writing stories that involve diversity, local culture and history, nature and recreation, art and music, and national or local politics. If  you have a news tip or idea, shoot her an email at tinman1@murraystate.edu! 

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Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is asking President Donald Trump to urge Congress to provide additional funding for state election security after he signed an executive order Wednesday. 


The City of Murray’s smoke free ordinance goes into effect on September 17.

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Kentucky State Resort Parks are offering discounted rates to people seeking shelter from Hurricane Florence.


Counties in far west Kentucky rank below the statewide average for economic growth since the 2009 recession. 


Construction on an ‘Innovation Hub’ at Paducah Independent Schools is starting this fall after the School District Board approved financing for the project Wednesday.

McCracken County Jail Website

A McCracken County Grand Jury has indicted a Louisville man in connection with a 2005 sexual assault, following work from Attorney General Andy Beshear’s Cold Case Unit.


Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has named Kyle Poat Chief District Engineer for District One.

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City officials in Kuttawa say Kentucky State Police are investigating financial irregularities from its general operating fund and community events account. 

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Officials in a western Kentucky city have voted in favor of an ordinance that requires private correctional facilities to more quickly notify law enforcement agencies when there is an escape.

Murray State University

A former Murray State Geosciences professor is establishing an annual scholarship at the university for students preparing for careers in earth and environmental sciences.