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11:26 am
Wed April 27, 2011

Kentucky Has A New Poet Laureate

Frankfort, KY – There's a new Kentucky Poet Laureate. Gurney Norman of Lexington has passed the torch to Maureen Morehead of Louisville. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh introduces the state's top poet.

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Regional
2:23 pm
Tue April 26, 2011

Public Health Commissioner Warns about the Dangers of Contaminants in Flood Waters

Bowling Green, KY – The Commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Public Health says the public should try to avoid contact with flood water, when possible. Dr. William Hacker says high waters frequently contain chemical contaminants, animal waste, and contaminents from septic systems that aren't working. He recommends tetanus shots for people with open wounds who come into contact with the water. Dan Modlin has this report......

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Regional
3:11 pm
Mon April 25, 2011

Fort Knox Officer Predicts Busy Summer In Afghanistan

Bowling Green – A battalion commander from Fort Knox say it's not going to be an easy summer in Afghanistan. Lieutenant Colonel James Vizzard says the Taliban, many of whom left for the winter, are back and showing signs of desperation. WKU Public Radio has been following the Duke Brigade since the soldiers left Fort Knox last December for a 12 month mission that includes counter-insurgency and training the Afghan police and army. Lisa Autry gets this update.

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Regional
11:38 am
Mon April 25, 2011

Gardner House Restoration

This Friday and Saturday (April 29 & 30), a historic Kentucky home will conduct an open house.

Built in the early 19th Century, the Gardner House is located on the WKU Biological Preserve in Hart County, and has become a restoration project for WKU's Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology.

WKU Folk Studies graduate student Rachel Hopkin prepared this story.

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Regional
11:27 am
Wed April 20, 2011

State Conference on Binge Drinking

Frankfort, KY – A program aimed at reducing binge drinking among college students is showing positive results at the University of Alabama. And as Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports, representatives of the University shared ideas with their colleagues in Kentucky including WKU.

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Regional
12:06 pm
Tue April 19, 2011

Kentucky Leaders Take Different Paths During the Civil War

Frankfort, KY – A fascinating footnote of Civil War history is the fact that the President of the United States at the time and the President of the Confederacy were both from Kentucky. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports a constant reminder of that fact continues to rile some Kentuckians.

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Regional
11:55 am
Mon April 18, 2011

Kentucky pediatrician says public should be outraged at impact of child abuse

Bowling Green, Ky – A child abuse pediatrician in Kentucky wants the public to know more about the impact of abuse on young people. Dr. Andrea Taroli, with the University of Louisville, says there should be outrage at the number of children who die annually due to violence at the hands of a parental figure. Kevin Willis has our story.

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Regional
12:04 pm
Tue April 12, 2011

New Survey Indicates a Drop in Small Business Optimism

Regional
10:54 am
Fri April 8, 2011

University Community Mourns the Loss of Dero G. Downing

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Bowling Green, KY – Funeral Services are being held in Bowling Green today for Dr. Dero G. Downing, the fourth President of Western Kentucky University. Dr. Downing's contributions to the University span many decades. He served as President from 1969 until 1979 and led the College Heights Foundation for many years. Dan Modlin has this report on the life of Dero G. Downing........

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Health
9:21 am
Fri April 8, 2011

"Butterflies" Campaign in Barren County Raises Money to Fight Rare Pulmonary Disease

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Glasgow, Ky – Donna and Tony Morgan of Barren County have been on a mission ever since tragedy struck their family in 2005. That's the year their 6 year old daughter, Maddie, died suddenly of Pulmonary Veno Occlusive Disease, or "PVOD". Since then, the Morgans have set out to educate the public--and just as importantly, the medical community--about the rare disease. Kevin Willis reports from Glasgow about the Butterflies for Maddie Foundation.

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