Dan Modlin

Producer/Host

Dan Modlin served as News Director at WKU Public Radio for 23 years, and retired in early 2013. He's a native of Indiana who grew up in a broadcasting family.  A graduate of Ball State University, he worked for several years in the news network business in the Midwest, specializing in agricultural and political coverage, before coming to WKU Public Radio. His reports have earned numerous national  and state  awards for documentary production, public affairs reporting, and enterprise reporting. 

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Regional
6:38 am
Sun August 5, 2012

Inspection to Reduce Lanes on Heavily Traveled Bridge Between Henderson and Evansville

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says northbound traffic on the U.S. 41 Twin Bridges will be restricted to one lane, starting Monday, August 6th. A detailed inspection will be conducted on the northbound bridge structure, and engineers are expected to use a Snooper Truck to access the deck substructure on the bridge.

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Education /School Supplies
7:21 am
Sat August 4, 2012

Sales Tax Holiday Weekends Underway in Several States

school supplies
Target

The Associated Press reports that seventeen states, including Tennessee, have established sales tax holidays for back to school purchases. The states provide temporary tax breaks on back to school items such as clothes, notebook paper, pencils, and ---in some states---computers.

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Regional /Robbery
4:07 pm
Fri August 3, 2012

Bowling Green Police Investigate Bank Robbery

An investigation is continuing into a bank robbery today at the BB&T branch on Nashville Road in Bowling Green. Police were notified at 11:05 Friday morning that the bank had just been robbed.

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Health
5:45 am
Thu August 2, 2012

Families Urged to Keep Vaccinations Current

U.S. National Library of Medicine

State Health Officials in the Commonwealth are calling on parents to take steps to be certain their children have been immunized for a variety of diseases. This is National Immunization Awareness Month, and State Epidemiologist Kraig Humbaugh says its important not to become complacent about the issue.

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Regional
3:58 pm
Wed August 1, 2012

Family Foundation Questions Closed Door Meeting at U of L

A representative of the Lexington-based Family Foundation says he was turned away from a meeting to discuss the fate of the Chick-fil-A restaurant chain on the University of Louisville campus. Policy analyst Andrew Walker says he was told the meeting was private and his presence would not be allowed. The group has criticized recent suggestions that the University of Louisville could expel a business from its campus because a company executive spoke against gay marriage.

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Economy /Postal Problems
3:04 pm
Mon July 30, 2012

Postal Service Braces for Default

U.S. Postal Service Truck
WKU Public Radio

The United States Postal Service will soon default on billions of dollars in payments due to the U.S. Treasury. The situation is adding to the uncertainty about the mail agency's solvency.

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Environmental
6:08 am
Mon July 30, 2012

"Clean the Green" Set for Saturday August 4th

"Clean the Green" Project
Nature Conservancy of Kentucky

Volunteers from across the Commonwealth will gather in Greensburg Saturday to help with the annual "Clean the Green" project.  They'll be picking up trash that has accumulated along a twenty mile stretch of the river.

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Regional
7:21 am
Sun July 29, 2012

Repairs to Kennedy Bridge to be Completed

Officials with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet say repairs to the Kennedy Memorial Bridge in Louisville should be finished this week, as the project moves into its final phase of construction.

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Sports
7:47 am
Sat July 28, 2012

Corvette to Set the Pace at Brickyard Sunday

Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s 2011 team at the Brickyard
Indianapolis Motor Speedway

An automobile manufactured in Bowling Green will be used as the pace car in NASCAR's Brickyard 400. Chevrolet will use a Corvette z06 to lead the field toward the checkered flag at the start of the race. Actor and film director Ron Howard will be at the wheel of the Corvette.

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Economy /Job Losses
3:42 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

Delta to Shut Down Comair

Delta Airlines is shutting down its 35 year old carrier known as Comair, effective at the end of September. Delta says it is switching to larger jets and has sent termination notices to employees, including some 700 who live in Kentucky.

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