Bowling Green – A Battalion commander from Fort Knox says American troops in Afghanistan are thrilled by the death of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. However, James Vizzard describes the mood there as surprisingly subdued. He spoke by phone to Lisa Autry.
Bowling Green, Ky – Speaking today on the floor of the U-S Senate, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said, "The last thing Osama Bin Laden saw on this earth was the small team of Americans who shot him." The Republican from Louisville praised American troops who took part in the operation and said the nation has shown, "just how determined we are to fight to the end." Mc Connell said he hopes the death of Bin Laden may result in more pressure on Al Qaeda's senior leadership.
Bowling Green, KY – The Meade County Fiscal Court will consider a bonding proposal that would clear the way for a new riverport at Brandenburg, Kentucky. The facility would initially handle grain from area counties, and would have the capability of shipping "specialty" grains for the export market. Dan Modlin talks with Joe Wright, the Chairman of the Meade County Riverport Authority.........
Bowling Green, KY – Officials at Western Kentucky University this afternoon officially dedicated the new Gary A. Ransdell Hall. The 35 million dollar structure is the new home of the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences at WKU. Dr. Ransdell told WKU Public Radio that he considers the honor to be an achievement that was made possible by the work of the entire University community, and he describes the honor as the "pinnacle of my career."
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.