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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After a 14-month legal battle, former Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White has been sentenced to one year of home detention. Superior Court Judge Steven Nation ruled White intentionally defrauded the public by using his ex-wife's address to vote in the May 2010 primary and continuing to take his town council salary after he had moved out of the district.

The Kentucky state senate's health and welfare committee will hear more testimony Wednesday morning as representatives from Medicaid Managed Care Operations (MCO's) continue their testimony on other problems besides pharmacies. Testimony this week saw local pharmacists testify that they're losing money on MCO reimbursements.

Kentucky Transportation crews will have traffic pushed down to one lane from 7:00 p.m. until midnight (Central)  tonight for the northbound direction of I-65 between the Cumberland Parkway and Park City. The northbound exit ramp for Park City will also be closed during this time...the southbound ramp will remain open.

The National Weather Service predicts a mix of wintry weather is on the way tonight into tomorrow morning. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews have started pre-treating highways in western and northern Kentucky in anticipation of possible sleet or snow tonight.

 A fire that broke out just after midnight continues to burn in a Clarksville, TN zinc plant. Purity Zinc Metals is located in an industrial park just off I-24. No injuries have been reported.

The Leaf-Chronicle is reporting the three story plant's metal walls glowed orange from the fire at about 3:00 a.m. and that the entire 40,000 square foot plant was damaged by either smoke or fire, which was still burning at dawn.

The town of Horse Cave is one of five Kentucky communities receiving the Kentucky Cultural District Certification. Berea, Covington, Danville and Paducah round out the list.

A Warren County farmer has discovered a way to farm, and make profits, year round.

Kentucky, Indiana, and Tennessee have been granted a waiver from federal No Child Left Behind education standards. NCLB has been criticized for setting unreachable goals for education. Kentucky was one of 11 states that applied for the waiver last fall and promised to make other commitments to school reform.

Kentucky transportation crews will have traffic pushed down to one lane of traffic from 7:00 p.m. until 12:00 midnight (Central time) Wednesday February 8 for the northbound lanes of I-65 between the Cumberland Parkway and Park City. Also, the northbound exit ramp for Park City will be closed during this time as well. The southbound exit ramp will be open.

More than 600 local business leaders and guests filled the Sloan Convention Center Thursday night for the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner to see D. Gaines Penn officially officially sworn in as the 2012 chairman. Penn is the managing partner of the English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley law firm in Bowling Green.

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