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
4:23 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

U of L Student Facing Felony Charges in Laser Case

Green laser in cockpit
FBI

A University of Louisville student accused of shining a laser pointer at a police helicopter is learning that authorities take the matter seriously. Louisville police say 19-year-old Jeffry Ledington is charged with two wanton endangerment counts.

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Regional
8:21 am
Wed October 24, 2012

Transportation Cabinet Prepares for Winter Weather

Transportation Cabinet Prepares for Winter
WKU Public Radio

Although the weather in Kentucky in recent days seems far removed from the snow and ice of winter, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is preparing for the weather that's expected to arrive in upcoming months. This year they'll be utilizing some new computer technology to help them treat the roads in an effective manner.

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Politics
3:19 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

U.S. Attorneys Appoint District Election Officers

Two Assistant US Attorneys have been appointed to serve as District Election Officers for the upcoming November 6th Election. The appointments are part of the Justice Department’s nationwide “Election Day Program.”

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Health /ovarian cancer
5:34 am
Tue October 23, 2012

Researchers Hopeful that Ovarian Cancer Detection Can Be Improved

Mayo Clinic/ovarian cancer
Mayo Clinic

Specialists in the field say ovarian cancer can be very deadly, in part because it can be difficult to detect in its early stages. Researchers are hoping to find some more effective ways to diagnose and treat the disease, and Dr. Michael Milam of the Norton Cancer Center in Louisville says he is hopeful that better detection can lead to improved treatment in the future.

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Education/Test Scores
4:09 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Test Results to be Released in November

Kentucky Department of Education

After months of warnings to expect lackluster scores from Kentucky's new public school assessments, the state has announced the numbers will be released early next month. A news release from the state Department of Education says the scores will be available to the public November 2nd.

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