A Look at Ohio Valley Gun Laws in Wake of Kentucky School Shooting

Jan 25, 2018

Credit West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On this West Virginia Morning, Marshall County, Kentucky, is still reeling from the school shooting that left two students dead and another 18 injured. As with so many communities around the country, people are searching for answers, including how the shooter got the gun. As Nicole Erwin, of the Ohio Valley ReSource reports, 27 states have laws requiring safe storage of firearms to prevent child access. Kentucky, West Virginia and Ohio do not.

Also on today's show, Berkeley County is one of the fastest growing counties in West Virginia. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, between 2013 and 2016, the population grew by 4,300 people. It’s also the second most-populated county in the state.

With big businesses like Procter and Gamble moving in, it seems like the population will only continue to grow, so how does the county handle that?

Liz McCormick sat down with Sandy Hamilton, executive director of the Berkeley County Development Authority, to talk about challenges in the growing region and her thoughts on the county’s overall impact on the state.