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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Regional
9:09 am
Sun January 13, 2013

Severe Weather, Possible Tornado Strike Western Kentucky

Officials in far western Kentucky report damage to two churches, a grain silo and other structures as strong winds and a possible tornado hit Saturday afternoon. There were no reports of any deaths or injuries associated with the storms.

In Livingston County, a gym at North Livingston Baptist Church was destroyed and a steeple blown off at Hampton Methodist Church. Hickman County Sheriff Mark Green confirmed that grain bin fell over in Clinton. Part of U.S. Highway 51 has been closed. KY 80 is closed at the 2.5 mile marker in Carlisle County between Arlington and Columbus.

Other counties have reported minor damage and flooded roadways associated with the afternoon storms. The National Weather Service and local officials will be inspecting the impacted areas Sunday to determine if damage was caused by straight line winds or a tornado.

Kentucky Emergency Management is reminding residents to remain alert for further weather updates by weather radio and local media broadcasts.

Weather forecasts, alerts and warnings can be found here.

Regional
4:39 am
Fri January 11, 2013

Woman Killed in Fatal Buggy Collision in Simpson County

Simpson County sheriff Chris Cline says an Amish woman was killed after a horse drawn buggy carrying her and her husband was hit by a car coming around a curve in the road. Cline says the car was traveling north and the buggy south when the car clipped the buggy's front left side.

Both people inside the buggy were ejected. Sixty-eight year old Leah Kraley died at the Medical Center in Franklin. Seventy-one year old Eric Kraley was reported to be in stable condition at that hospital.

The driver of the car, 20 year old Matthew Holman, was not injured.

Regional
4:27 am
Thu January 10, 2013

Bowling Green Arrest Could Solve Multiple Bank Robberies

Bowling Green police have arrested a man for the June robbery of American Bank & Trust on Fairview Avenue who also could be responsible for multiple bank robberies in south central Kentucky and northern Tennessee.

Forty-seven-year-old Steven Paul Harston was arrested Wednesday afternoon on Shive Lane without incident and lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail.

In a written release, Officer Ronnie Ward said BGPD along with the FBI conducted an extensive investigation into other area bank robberies and consider Harston a strong suspect. Their investigation is continuing but they expect other charges to be lodged soon.

WKU
5:57 am
Tue January 8, 2013

Civil War Photos Exhibited at WKU

An exhibit opens later this month at WKU featuring the photographs as well as reproductions of images in 3D. The gallery show opens January 24th and is called "Witness: Photographs of a Nation Divided."

The show will feature a collection of Civil War photography as well as a re-creation of Matthew Brady's photographs documenting the Battle of Antietam. That 1862 battle at Sharpsburg, MD is knows as the bloodiest single day in American military history.

The exhibit runs from January24th to March 29th, excluding the week of March 11th, in WKU's Mass Media and Technology Hall atrium and gallery.

Regional
4:25 am
Fri January 4, 2013

Lone Robber Hits Bowling Green Bank

Credit BGPD Photo

Bowling Green police received a call of a robbery in progress inside the First Security Bank on Chestnut Street Thursday afternoon. Witnesses say a man entered the bank, showed a handgun tucked in his waistband and demanded money. After receiving an undisclosed amount, the man exited the bank on foot.

He's described as a white male about six feet tall and 180 pounds. At the time of the robbery he was dressed in a black shirt, blue jeans and a black mask and sunglasses that covered most of his face.

Detectives have no suspects and are asking anyone with any information to call them at 393-4000 or Crime Stoppers at 781-CLUE (2583).

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