Joe Corcoran

Morning Edition host; Reporter/Producer

Joe Corcoran has been WKU Public Radio’s “Morning Edition” host and news anchor since 2003. Joe’s received numerous awards for his on-air work including the Associated Press’s “Best Radio News Anchor in Kentucky” twice. Several of his stories have aired on NPR’s “All Things Considered”.

A graduate of Syracuse University, Joe spent most of his career in television journalism both on-air and in management at stations in North Carolina, Iowa and Illinois.

In Bowling Green, Joe is active in his church as well as with the Bowling Green Area of Commerce. He is on the Board of Directors for the Kentucky Associated Press.

He and his wife Patricia are the proud parents of three children and the “extremely” proud grandparents of two granddaughters, Claire and Vivian.

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Politics
9:33 am
Tue October 9, 2012

Sen. Rand Paul Buys TV Ads In Two States

Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul is buying TV ads in West Virginia and Florida to promote his plan to withhold foreign aid to countries Paul considers hostile to the U.S. The web site 'Politico' reports Paul will spend well into six figures in both states attacking Democratic Senators Joe Manchin and Bill Nelson for voting to continue sending aid to the regimes in Libya, Egypt and Pakistan.

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Regional
2:59 pm
Sun September 30, 2012

U.S. 68-KY. 80 Speed Limit To Be Raised

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Secretary Mike Hancock is expected to raise the speed limit on the highway to 65 mph this week. The speed limit is currently 55 mph on the road. Both State Senator Joey Pendleton (D-Hopkinsville) and Representative Jim DeCesare (R-Bowling Green) proposed raising the limit to 60 mph during the General Assembly session ealier this year.

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Regional
10:41 am
Thu September 13, 2012

Kentucky's New Driver's License Comes to Warren County

The Warren County driver's license bureau is shut down Thursday while technicians install new computer software and cameras for the state's new high-tech card. Warren County becomes one of the state's first large counties to get the new card as technicians work from west to east across the state.

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Regional
4:14 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

Bowling Green Police Identify Homicide Victim

Bowling Green police say 33-year-old Terence M. Jones of Bowling Green was the victim of an early morning shooting at the Hands Club on Beech Street in the city.

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Regional
12:45 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

New Superintendent of Mammoth Cave Looking Forward to Homecoming

Sarah Craighead will take over in November as Mammoth Cave National Park's new superintendent, the same place she started her National Parks career more than thirty years ago. Craighead is a Hart County native who began working summers at the park as a campground ranger and cave guide while she was a Transylvania College student.

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Regional
6:46 am
Thu August 23, 2012

Bowling Green Police Investigating Overnight Homicide

UPDATED: 10:15 a.m.

Bowling Green police spokesman Ronnie Ward tells WKU Public Radio the victim was shot but police are not saying that was necessarily the cause of death. An autopsy will be performed on the body in Louisville.

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Education
7:43 am
Mon August 13, 2012

Jody Richards Elementary School Dedicated in Warren County

Warren County's newest school is named in honor of career educator and  long-serving state representative former Speaker of the House Jody Richards. The $12 million school on Elrod Road in south Warren County features state of the art energy efficient systems and a healthy cafeteria kitchen with no deep fried food.

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Regional
5:41 am
Mon August 13, 2012

Governor Beshear's Chief of Staff Dies Suddenly in Frankfort

Spokeswoman Kerri Richardson says Mike Haydon passed away Sunday afternoon. The cause of Haydon's death was uncertain but thought to be a massive heart attack.

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Regional
4:25 am
Mon August 13, 2012

Bowling Green Police Officer Shoots and Kills Threatening Suspect

Officer Keith Casada, Jr., a two year veteran of the force, shot and killed 46 year old Gregory Harrison of Brownsville in Bowling Green early Sunday morning.

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Arts & Culture
10:49 am
Tue August 7, 2012

Novelist Ann Patchett Opens Parnassus Bookstore Because She Had To

Nashville-based author Anne Patchett

Nashville has always had a thriving arts and literature history. But last year two major bookstore chains unexpectedly closed, leaving "The Athens of the South" without one. Best-selling, award winning novelist Ann Patchett stepped in along with partner Karen Hayes to do something about it.

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