Regional
12:50 pm
Wed February 9, 2011

Fort Knox Unit Fights, Teaches Afghans

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.


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Regional
11:05 am
Wed February 9, 2011

Journalist Juan Williams Comments on Civilty and Changes in Journalism

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.........

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Regional
1:33 pm
Tue February 8, 2011

Eighty New Jobs are Headed to Hopkinsville

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.

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Business
9:43 am
Tue February 8, 2011

At Maker's Mark, Things Remain the Same Despite Leadership Change

Rob Samuels (left) and Bill Samuels, Jr.

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.

Civil War Series
5:37 pm
Mon February 7, 2011

Civil War Experts Reflect on the Issue of Slavery

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.........

Regional
2:50 pm
Fri February 4, 2011

NHK Expansion to Create More than One Hundred Jobs

NHK Officials and Community Leaders take part in ground breaking ceremonies.

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.

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Regional
1:10 pm
Thu February 3, 2011

Hilltoppers to Play Two Baseball Games in Bowling Green Ballpark

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.

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Regional
11:15 am
Thu February 3, 2011

Assistive Technology to be on Display

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.......

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Regional
1:15 pm
Wed February 2, 2011

Postal Service Describes New Study Results

Kentuckiana District Manager Jim Kiser addresses the crowd at a Postal Service public meeting.

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.

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Regional
10:58 am
Wed February 2, 2011

Governor Beshear Delivers His "State of the Commonwealth" Address

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.

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