Last September, Jack and Jackie Harbaugh returned to WKU to be honored at halftime of the Hilltoppers' win against Southern Miss. Jack coached WKU from 1989-2002, winning the 1-AA NCAA championship in his last season.
In an interview with WKU Public Radio the day before they were honored, both parents rolled their eyes when asked what it was like to watch their sons coach in the NFL. They said it filled them with stress and admitted they hated it when the 49'ers and Ravens play each other.
That's exactly what is going to happen now, with the Super Bowl championship going to the winner.
This story is an entry in the category of Best Enterprise/Investigative report for the 2013 Kentucky Associated Press Broadcasters competition for radio.
This report by Dan Modlin, which aired on November 30, 2012, highlights a disturbing trend in prescription abuse in Kentucky: the theft of medications from senior citizens.
This report includes interview comments from a Kentucky man who says he was has been beaten by a relative so that a doctor will prescribe pain medication. Once that happens, the man's relative steals it from him.
This entry for Best Series/Documentary contains four stories that aired during 2012 that detail the toll meth is having on our region in general, and the Glasgow-Barren County area in particular.
The first story you'll hear features the accounts of law enforcement officials who describe what it's like to encounter those who are high on meth. Virtually all of those I spoke to for my reports said meth addicts are the most dangerous and violent suspects they encounter--people who are willing to do anything to escape arrest, regardless of who is put in harm's way.