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.
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......
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.
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.
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.
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.
In her 20s, Vancouver's Renee Rosnes received a Canada Council of the Arts grant to study jazz in the U.S. High-profile artists such as Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and Joe Henderson (to name a few) gave her high-powered support. Blue Note Records signed and kept her on the label for more than a decade.
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........