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December 11, 2013
Public Meeting Scheduled to Discuss Common Eye Diseases Bowling Green, KY (2012-01-27) As the American population ages, more people are dealing with some common eye disease issues. A public meeting will be held in Bowling Green on February 7th to provide more information on the issue. Dan Modlin talks with Ron Milliman and Max Robinson of the South Central Kentucky Council of the Blind.
Bridge over Kentucky Lake Damaged Bowling Green,KY (2012-01-27) A 312 foot boat crashed into a portion of the Eggners Ferry Bridge, collapsing part of the structure Thursday night. The bridge spans about one half mile of Kentucky Lake in far Western Kentucky.
Indiana-based Electric Car Battery Company Files Bankruptcy Bowling Green, KY (2012-01-26) An Indiana-based company that received more than one hundred million dollars in federal stimulus money has filed bankruptcy in New York. Ener1 develops batteries for use in electric cars.
U-S Pork Exports to Japan at Record Levels Bowling Green,KY (2012-01-25) The Meat Export Federation says U-S pork exports to Japan could hit the two billion dollar mark for 2011. The head of the Kentucky Pork Producers Association says that's good news for some livestock producers in the Commonwealth. Executive Director Bonnie Jolly of Elizabethtown says the export market is having an impact on the price farmers receive for their hogs.
Officials Say Bridge Repairs are "On Schedule" Bowling Green/Louisville (2012-01-24) Repairs on the Sherman Minton Bridge are about half done, but officials say the project should be completed on time.
WKU Officials say no Hiring Freeze will be Implemented Bowling Green, KY (2012-01-23) Western Kentucky University is facing a five million dollar cut in Governor Beshear's new budget. However, University officials say a hiring freeze won't be part of the plan to deal with the cut.
Trial Date Set in Pregnant Kidnapping, Murder Bowling Green (2012-01-20) A trial date has been set for a South Central Kentucky woman charged with murdering a pregnant acquaintance and taking her baby.
Civil War Battle Re-enactment Scheduled for this Weekend Bowling Green, KY (2012-01-20) The Mill Springs Battlefield Association will host re-enactments this weekend of the Battle of Mill Springs. That Civil War battle has drawn increasing interest from historians in recent years. Karen Branham is the Director of the Association. Dan Modlin talks with her about this weekend's events.........
WKU's "Public Achievement"Program Earns National Recognition Bowling Green, KY (2012-01-19) A Civic Education program at Western Kentucky University was recognized recently at a ceremony at the White House. The "Public Achievement" project is designed to encourage students from K-16 grade levels to take part in civic engagement. Dan Modlin talks with Dr. Paul Markham and WKU student Bianca Brown....
Bowling Green woman tells of chaotic scenes aboard capsizing ship in Italy Bowling Green, Ky (2012-01-18) Bowling Green resident Lauren Moore saw first-hand the chaos aboard the Costa Concordia cruise liner after it slammed into the reef Friday off the tiny island of Giglio. Speaking in the studio of WKU Public Radio, Moore said passengers received no safety instructions, and had no idea where lifeboats or safety jackets were located. As of Wednesday morning, the death toll was at 11.
Vultures Flocking in Kentucky Bowling Green, KY (2012-01-17) Flocks of vultures, some numbering in the hundreds, are in their mid-winter flock in the area.
WKU Historians Discuss the Impact of the Battle of Mill Springs Bowling Green, KY (2012-01-17) 150 years ago this month, the Battle of Mill Springs took place in Kentucky. WKU Historians Glenn LaFantasie and Jack Thacker say that battle was a good indication of how divided the people of Kentucky were at the time of the Civil War. Dan Modlin has this report......
KCTCS Institutions Promote "Super Sunday" Events Bowling Green, KY (2012-01-16) The Kentucky Community and Technical College System and its sixteen colleges are participating in a wide variety of Martin Luther King, Junior activities. They are also reminding those at the events about the upcoming "Super Sunday" event, which will be held on February 12th. Super Sunday is a state-wide program to provide African American students with information about financial aid and admissions. More information on the program can be found at kctcs.edu
Realtors Hope for Increased Business as Interest Rates Drop Bowling Green, KY (2012-01-13) Fixed mortgage rates in the U-S have hit record low levels, and some realtors in Kentucky hope the 3.89 percent rate on thirty year mortgages will prompt potential home-owners and investors to consider purchasing houses. Dan Modlin talks with realtors from Owensboro and Elizabethtown, Kentucky.....
WKU "Student Services and Technology" Rank in Top Ten Bowling Green, KY (2012-01-12) U-S News and World Report this week listed Western Kentucky University among the top ten schools in the nation for on-line student services and technology. The rankings are very competitive, and some universities point to the publication's ratings when trying to boost enrollment figures. Dan Modlin talks with Beth Laves, the Associate Vice-Psresident for Extended Learning and Outreach......
Agriculture Commissioner Calls for Audit Frankfort, KY (2012-01-11) Kentucky's new Agriculture Commissioner, James Comer, says a special audit of his agency is needed to restore public confidence. Comer and Auditor Adam Edelen held a news conference in Frankfort today, announcing plans for such an audit. Former Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer was accused of mis-using funds during last year's election, but Farmer denied those allegations. The findings of the new audit will be released to the public when it is completed.
Former Hilltopper Romeo Crennel is the New Head Coach of the Kansas City Chiefs Bowling Green, KY (2012-01-09) A member of the WKU Hall of Distinguished Alumni is the new Head Coach of the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League. Romeo Crennel had been serving as interim head coach since Todd Haley was fired from the position last month.
Kentucky State Parks Dealing with Budget Concerns Bowling Green, KY (2012-01-09) State Parks in several western states are facing severe budget cut backs. The new Commissioner of Kentucky State Parks, Elaine Walker, says the outlook for Kentucky is more positive, but she's looking for public-private partnerships to help offset possible reductions in funding. Dan Modlin has this report......
Edmonson County Wins Grant in Honor of Jacob Irwin Bowling Green, KY (2012-01-06) Edmonson County High School is the winner of Russell Athletic's fifty thousand dollar Dylan Award, which is named in honor of a Tennessee High School Football Player who died from cancer. The Edmonson County Wildcats were inspired by the life of a former player who also died from cancer, Jacob Irwin. Dan Modlin has more on the story......
Former Gubernatorial Candidate Gatewood Galbreath Dead Bowling Green/Frankfort (2012-01-04) Perennial Kentucky Gubernatorial candidate Gatewood Galbraith died Tuesday, according to Dea Riley, who ran for Lieutenant Governor on the Galbraith ticket last fall.