Abbey Oldham


Abbey Oldham is a senior at WKU with a background in photojournalism and humanities studies. She spent the fall of 2013 at NPR in Washington, D.C. as a multimedia/picture editing intern, following her two newspaper photo internships in San Antonio and Jackson, Michigan.

She grew up with an appreciation and love of public media thanks to her parents who have both worked for public television. Abbey is combining her skills with photojournalism and her love of public media as the staff photographer for WKU NPR and PBS as of January 2014. She hopes to make a career in public media with dreams of becoming a documentary filmmaker one day.

3:40 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

WKU Celebrates Earth Day with Help of Bus Serving as Mobile Produce Market

Maggie Jolly, 9 (left) and Eliza Beth, 7, and Carter Howell, 10, play in the mobile farmers market on WKU's campus on Earth Day, Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Abbey Oldham

Bowling Green’s new mobile farmer’s market is offering fresh food on wheels to areas of the city where fresh produce may be hard to find. 

The market was introduced to the public at an Earth Day event at WKU. 

When Jackson Rolett started up the old, retro-fitted school bus Tuesday, it was a proud moment.  He’s been working since last spring on a traveling farmer’s market that will deliver fresh, locally grown produce to under-served areas of the city. 

"We're seeking to address accessibility," said Rolett.  "Transportation is a big issue with food access, especially in certain areas of Bowling Green, so we thought 'Why not bring the food to those people?'"

Funded with a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the market also accepts forms of government assistance. 

Kentucky’s Agriculture Commissioner James Comer has praised the effort and hopes similar markets can launch statewide. 

Bowling Green’s mobile market will travel Wednesday to the Barren River District Health Department and the Boys and Girls Club.

Photo Gallery
1:36 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

Photo Gallery: Sexual Assault Awareness Month at WKU

WKU freshman Iesha Sanchez marches with her friends from Gilbert Hall during Take Back the Night in downtown Bowling Green on Thursday, March 27, 2014.

The WKU Counseling and Testing Center hosted several events in March for Sexual Assault Awareness month.

Although some events were canceled or cut short due to inclement weather, supporters still came out for events like Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, The Vagina Monologues, and Take Back the Night. On March 18, dozens of collegiate and faculty men donned high heels as they took a mile-long stroll around the WKU campus to bring awareness to sexual assault. On March 27, hundreds of supporters from WKU and the Bowling Green community gathered at the Warren County Justice Center to sing and chant and march around downtown to promote safety on the streets of Bowling Green for women, and everyone, especially at night.

Photojournalist Abbey Oldham documented some of the events, and you see those images in the photo slideshow above.

8:50 am
Wed April 2, 2014

Photo Slideshow of Corvettes Extracted from Sinkhole

The meticulous and tedious process of retrieving eight cars swallowed by a sinkhole beneath the National Corvette Museum is nearly complete.  Only two cars remain in the 50-foot sinkhole that opened up on February 12. 

On Tuesday, crews recovered a 1993 ZR-1 Spyder, the most heavily damaged car so far.  Photojournalist Abbey Oldham took these photos of the Spyder after it was removed from the sinkhole and put on display at the museum.

In this photo slideshow, she also shares a close up look at some of the other Corvettes retrieved and on display.

Photo Gallery
4:13 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Photo Slideshow of Supersonic Jet's Arrival in Bowling Green

Bob Pitchford of Scottsville, the Vice President of Aviation Heritage Park, looks at the T-38 Talon NASA jet at the Bowling Green Airport on March 22, 2014.
Abbey Oldham

The Aviation Heritage Park in Bowling Green has a new addition: a supersonic jet, called a T-38 Talon, that was flown by astronaut and WKU graduate Terry Wilcutt.

The jet was used by NASA for training exercises. As reported by WKU Public Radio's Lisa Autry, The plane was rescued by leaders of the Aviation Heritage Park after sitting in a desert junkyard for three years.

WKU photojournalist Abbey Oldham witnessed the arrival of the T-38 Talon at the Bowling Green-Warren County Regional Airport. This is a collection of photographs she took when the plane made its way to south-central Kentucky on March 21.

5:49 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

WKU Hosts Inaugural IdeaFestival Bowling Green

Twyman Clements, Space Systems Engineer at Kentucky Space, speaks at the IdeaFest at WKU on February 28, 2014.
Abbey Oldham WKU Public Radio

The first-ever IdeaFestival Bowling Green featured ideas about inventing your own job, innovative underwear designs, and the future of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.

Modeled after the IdeaFestival in Louisville that began in 2006, IdeaFestival Bowling Green was held Friday on the campus of WKU.

WKU Public Radio photojournalist Abbey Oldham took photos from the inaugural event that capture some of the images on display Friday.