Kevin Willis

News Director

Kevin is the News Director at WKU Public Radio.  He has been with the station since 1999, and was previously the Assistant News Director, and also served as local host of Morning Edition.  He is a broadcast journalism graduate of WKU, and has won numerous awards for his reporting and feature production.  Kevin grew up in Radcliff, Kentucky and currently lives in Glasgow.

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Regional
5:08 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

WKU-Glasgow Campus to Hold Memorial Service for Deceased Student

Western Kentucky University's Glasgow campus will hold a memorial service Thursday afternoon for a student who died last week. The service for Trina M. Lawson, 36, will be at 2 p.m. in the WKU-Glasgow library. The campus is also collecting donations for her family.

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Regional
9:45 am
Mon October 22, 2012

Update: Visitation, Memorial Information for WKU Student Who Died at Glasgow Campus

The student who died at the WKU-Glasgow campus Friday was a 36-year-old mother of three. Glasgow resident Trina Marie Lawson was found dead inside a bathroom at the Barren County campus early Friday afternoon.

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Regional
8:20 pm
Sun October 21, 2012

WKU-Glasgow Student Who Died on Campus Identified

A WKU student who was found dead at the Glasgow campus Friday afternoon has been identified as Trina Lawson. She was discovered inside a bathroom around 1 p.m. and was later pronounced dead by the Barren County coroner.

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Remembrance
7:20 am
Sun October 21, 2012

Update: NPR Remembers Former Senator, Presidential Candidate George McGovern

Former Senator George McGovern, who lost the 1972 Presidential race, has passed away at the age of 90. Weekend All Things Considered will have more on McGovern's life and political impact, starting at 4pm central, 5 eastern time Sunday. Morning Edition will also have extensive reporting on the passing of McGovern Monday.

In the meantime, here's part of a report NPR's Don Gonyea had during Weekend Edition Sunday:

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Regional
5:28 am
Sun October 21, 2012

No New Details Known on WKU-Glasgow Student Death

The Barren County coroner has not released the name of the WKU student who was found dead at the school's Glasgow campus Friday.

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Sports
7:38 pm
Sat October 20, 2012

WKU Gives Up Big Lead, Loses in Overtime to Louisiana-Monroe

The WKU football team gave the homecoming crowd reason to cheer in the first half of their Sun Belt matchup with Louisiana-Monroe, then sent the fans home dejected as the Warhawks won in overtime, 43-42.

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Sports
11:10 am
Sat October 20, 2012

Gameday Central: WKU Hopes for 3-0 Sun Belt Start Vs. Louisiana-Monroe

WKU mascot, Big Red

The WKU football team is looking to continue its hot streak with a win Saturday afternoon against Louisiana-Monroe. It's Homecoming Day at WKU, and fans and alumni have been on campus since early morning, grilling out and visiting with old friends.

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Education
5:09 am
Fri October 19, 2012

African-American Pioneer, Bronze Sculptor, and WWI Fighter Pilot Honored by WKU

Ms. Margaret Munday still plays the piano at the Macedonia Baptist Church in Auburn, something she has done since she was 6.
Kevin Willis

WKU is set to induct three new members into the school's Hall of Distinguished Alumni. The Class of 2012 includes the first African-American to enroll in undergraduate classes on the Hill, a renowned bronze sculptor whose works can be seen throughout WKU's campus, and a Brigadier General and WWI ace fighter pilot.

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Education
10:04 am
Wed October 17, 2012

Charter School Fight Costs Tennessee School District Millions in Funding

Tennessee’s education leaders are following through with their threat of withholding millions of dollars in funding for one of the state’s largest school districts. At issue is how the Nashville school district handles applications for charter schools.

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Sports
8:44 am
Tue October 16, 2012

Hilltoppers Hope Homecoming Matchup Will Lead to Bowl Eligibility

WKU running back Antonio Andrews
WKU Sports Communications

WKU’s weekend football matchup with Louisiana-Monroe is important on several levels. For starters, it’s WKU’s homecoming game. It’s also an historic event. Saturday’s game will be the first time two Sun Belt teams receiving votes in a Top 25 poll will face off.

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