Bowling Green – A Fort Knox unit of some 35 hundred soldiers is officially on the ground in Afghanistan after a series of deployments that began in December. The Third Brigade Combat Team replaced a unit from Fort Campbell. Lieutenant Colonel James Vizzard, a battalion commander, says their mission is more than fighting the insurgency, it's training the Afghan police and army, as well as nation building. He spoke with Lisa Autry.
Bowling Green, KY – Journalist Juan Williams says news consumers need to use their eyes and ears to support news talk programs that are civil. Speaking at Western Kentucky University, Williams said viewers, listeners, and readers are the ones who will ultimately decide what types of news information they will receive in the future. Dan Modlin talks with him.........
Bowling Green, KY – Denso Air Systems is a global automotive parts manufacturer which plans to invest more than four million dollars in a facility in Hopkinsville. The Kentucky Development Finance Authority preliminarily approved Denso for tax incentives through the Kentucky Business Investment Program. Denso is a Japanese-owned company that builds hoses and pipes for car air conditioning systems.
Loretto, Ky – Maker's Mark is the highest-selling premium bourbon brand in the world. When you visit the distillery in tiny Loretto, Kentucky, you're struck by the humility of the employees, and their desire to carry on the tradition started in the early 1950s by Bill Samuels Sr. His son, Bill Jr., is stepping down as president of the distillery after 35 years. WKU Public Radio's Kevin Willis visited the distillery to meet Bill and his son, Rob, who is set to become chief operating officer.
Bowling Green, KY – Civil War Historians Dr. Jack Thacker and Dr. Glen LaFantasie say President Lincoln looked at the state of Kentucky as a key pivotal area as he tried to address slavery issues in the days leading up to the start of the Civil War. Lincoln considered Kentucky to be a key strategic location, in part because of its access to the Ohio River.Dan Modlin has more on the story.........
Bowling Green, KY – State and company officials attended a ground-breaking ceremony this morning for a new manufacturing facility in Bowling Green. NHK of America Suspension Components will invest more than twenty million dollars in a new facility at its current location. Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear attended the announcement. He says its especially important that NHK is investing in products that will be used in energy-efficient vehicles.
Bowling Green, KY – The WKU baseball team will host two major, in-state rivals in the home of the Bowling Green Hot Rods this season.
WKU Athletics Director Ross Bjork says the announcement is an important part of the move to increase visibility of the WKU baseball program. Bjork says the WKU team has excelled on the field in recent years, and hosting two major in-state rivals at the Bowling Green Ballpark helps to draw public attention to the sport.
Bowling Green, KY – Some significant advancements in technology are creating new opportunities for blind individuals and those who have suffered varying degrees of vision loss. A meeting to be held at the Alive Center in Bowling Green on the evening of February 8th will give the public and opportunity to learn more about the new equipment. Dan Modlin has more on the story.......
Bowling Green, KY – The U-S Postal Service held a public meeting in Warren County to get comments on a proposal to move some mail processing operations from Bowling Green to Evansville and Nashville. Kentuckiana District Manager Jim Kiser says the Postal Service is looking for ways to increase the "economies of scale" and still maintain high service standards.
Frankfort, KY – Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear told state lawmakers Tuesday night he continues to oppose broad-based tax increases and he's urging unity, not divisiveness. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports on the Governor's "State of the Commonwealth" address.