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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Business
11:51 am
Mon June 4, 2012

Company Makes Major Investment in Hopkinsville

A  Japanese-owned radiator company is announcing plans to invest more than ten million dollars in its facility in Hopkinsville.  State officials say the expenditure will help to retain hundreds of jobs.

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Education
6:38 am
Mon June 4, 2012

Venus Viewing Party Scheduled at WKU Tuesday Evening

The planet Venus will pass in front of the sun late Tuesday, in an event that won't happen again for 105 years. A special educational activity is planned at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium to provide a safe way for people of all ages to view and learn more about the event.

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Regional
6:26 am
Sun June 3, 2012

Adopt-A-Highway Volunteers Hitting the Roads

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says "Summer Scrub Week" starts today, and volunteers will be cleaning up roadsides across the state. Its part of a program that started in 1988.

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Education
12:22 pm
Fri June 1, 2012

WKU Finance and Budget Committee Approves New Budget

A key committee of the WKU Board of Regents has given approval to a new budget for 2012-2013. Meeting in the Cornelius Martin Regents Room on the WKU Campus, members of the Finance and Budget Committee approved a $388 million budget, which includes a 2% pay raise for faculty and staff.

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Science
8:01 am
Thu May 31, 2012

Forest Service Extends Cave and Mine Closures

The USDA Forest Service is extending mine and cave closures to help protect bats, in the fight against white nose syndrome. The disease is expected to spread to caves and abandoned mines in the Daniel Boone National Forest.

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Regional
8:24 pm
Wed May 30, 2012

Two Lanes Open on Northbound I-65 in Warren County Following Double Fatality Accident

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says at least two northbound lanes are open on Interstate 65 northbound, following a deadly Wednesday morning crash in Warren County. The accident, near the 19 mile marker in Warren County, led to large traffic back-ups for much of the afternoon.

The wreck involved two tractor-trailer rigs and a pickup truck. The driver and a passenger in the pickup died. As of Wednesday evening, the identities of the dead had not yet been released by officials.

Regional
4:03 pm
Wed May 30, 2012

Interstate Closure to Continue Several More Hours

A crash on northbound I-65 at mile marker 19 has interrupted the flow of interstate traffic this afternoon in the Warren County and Simpson County  areas in Kentucky. Northbound traffic on  the interstate is being  detoured to U-S 31W  at mile marker 6 in Simpson County. 

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Business Development
12:34 pm
Wed May 30, 2012

New York Blower Company Coming to Grayson County

New York Blower Company is planning to locate a new manufacturing facility in Grayson County.The investment is expected to create 125 jobs. The company plans to  make an investment of $4.8 million in the project.

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Regional
11:37 am
Wed May 30, 2012

Warden Stepping Down at Kentucky State Penitentiary

The  man who has led  the Kentucky State Penitentiary for the past two and a half years is leaving his post at the end of the week. This will be the second time Philip W. Parker  has retired from the position.

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Regional
8:51 am
Wed May 30, 2012

Kentucky Tourism Officials Hope Interest in the Hatfields and McCoys will Spur Visits

State tourism officials in Kentucky are urging people who are fascinated by the Hatfield-McCoy feud to come to the bluegrass state to visit the sites of the legendary conflict. Interest in the story has been sparked by a new History Channel mini-series.

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