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
5:50 pm
Tue February 14, 2012

General Assembly Agenda Set for Wednesday

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.

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Regional
5:45 pm
Tue February 14, 2012

Traffic Advisory for Kentucky I-65

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.

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Regional
9:41 am
Mon February 13, 2012

Wintry Mix Predicted for Tonight and Early Tuesday

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.

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Regional
7:41 am
Fri February 10, 2012

Clarksville Industrial Fire Damages Zinc Plant

 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.

Arts & Culture
5:42 am
Fri February 10, 2012

Horse Cave Receives Cultural Distinction

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.

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