Dan Modlin


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. 


Economy /Court Furloughs
7:26 am
Mon September 3, 2012

Courthouses in Kentucky to Close for Furlough Day

Warren County Justice Center in Bowling Green, KY
WKU Public Radio

Courthouses across the state of Kentucky will be closed on September 4th,  as the Kentucky Judicial Branch shuts down for the second of three furlough days in 2012.

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8:26 am
Sun September 2, 2012

"Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" Campaign Runs Through the End of Labor Day

Campaign Continues Through Midnight, September 3rd
WKU Public Radio

Law enforcement officers across Kentucky have boosted patrols for the Labor Day weekend, with a special emphasis on getting impaired drivers off the road. Trooper Michael Webb of the Public Affairs Branch of the Kentucky State Police says the campaign involves a zero tolerance patrol.

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Economy /Unemployment Benefits
8:05 am
Sat September 1, 2012

Active Job Search now Required for Unemployment Benefits in Tennessee

Effective September 1st, anyone claiming unemployment benefits in the state of Tennessee will be required to show that they are actively looking for work.  A work search log must be maintained to verify the job-seeking activity.

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6:36 am
Fri August 31, 2012

TVA Stresses Need to Manage Vegetation Effectively

Maintained Right of Way Area in Warren County
WKU Public Radio

The Tennessee Valley Authority is hoping to increase public awareness about right-of-way maintenance procedures that are designed to promote safety and reduce the chance of a power outage occurring. The TVA says the "border zone" area next to transmission lines is being surveyed on a regular basis, to help identify any vegetation that could cause problems.

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1:36 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

Crews to Shift Traffic on Busy Interchange in Warren County

Aerial view of Exit 22 Interchange
Dan Modlin WKU Public Radio

Motorists are advised to use caution and reduce speed when they travel across the Scottsville Road/US231 interchange Thursday night. Crews will be shifting traffic for both north and southbound directions on the bridge deck, between the hours of 8:00pm Thursday and 6:00 am Friday.

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3:57 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Governor Beshear Names New Chief of Staff

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has appointed Larry Bond to serve as his Chief of Staff. Bond will fill the position previously held by Mike Haydon, who passed away earlier this month.

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Economy /Foreclosures
2:48 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Legislative Task Force Hears about Foreclosures in Kentucky

Representative Joni Jenkins

The General Assembly’s House Task Force on Foreclosures has been meeting this week in Frankfort, to get updated information on the national foreclosure situation  and its impact in Kentucky.

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Civil War Series
6:01 am
Tue August 28, 2012

This Week Marks the 150th Anniversary of the Second Battle of Bull Run

Manassas National Battlefield Park

Some of the largest troop movements of the American Civil War took place 150 years ago this week. WKU Military Historian Jack Thacker and Dr. Glenn LaFantasie of the WKU Institute for Civil War Studies say the Second Battle of Bull Run was significant for several reasons, including the emergence of Robert E. Lee's strategy for fighting the remainder of the war.

Business /Auto Workers
9:58 am
Mon August 27, 2012

Canadian Auto Workers Could Go on Strike

Canadian Auto Workers

Officials with the Canadian Auto Workers Union say workers with Chrysler, GM, and Ford have voted overwhelmingly for strike action if the union isn't able to reach agreements with the Big Three Detroit automakers.

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7:08 am
Sun August 26, 2012

Kentucky Court of Appeals to Hear Cases at WKU

Kentucky Court of Appeals

The Kentucky Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in three cases at Western Kentucky University Tuesday. The August 28th proceedings will be open to the public. 

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