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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Sports
10:27 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

WKU Hilltoppers Run Record to 5-1, Win on the Road at Troy

WKU fell behind early, but rallied to win at Troy Thursday night to extend their winning streak to four. The Hilltoppers' 31-26 win came despite trailing by ten in the first quarter, several lost fumbles, and numerous penalties.

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Sports
2:58 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

WKU's Jakes "Probable" for Thursday Night's Game Vs. Troy

WKU quaterback Kawaun Jakes

The WKU Hilltopper football team hopes to break a bad streak of luck at Troy's Veterans Memorial Stadium. WKU is winless in its first four games there, dropping its last contest at Troy in November of 2010.

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Politics
7:41 am
Thu October 11, 2012

What They're Saying About Tonight's VP Debate at Centre College

Centre is set to host its second Vice Presidential debate.

The election year spotlight shines on Centre College in Danville tonight, as Joe Biden and Paul Ryan meet for their only debate of the campaign. WKU Public Radio's Lisa Autry will be at Centre tonight and will have stories ready for tomorrow's Morning Edition broadcast. You can also hear NPR's live coverage of the Vice Presidential debate on WKU Public Radio starting at 8 pm central, 9 eastern.

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Education
8:53 am
Tue October 9, 2012

Saudi Student Population Grows at WKU, Providing Unique Benefits to All Involved

WKU Saudi students Abdulrahman Alfurhud (left), and Faisal Alzomily
Kevin Willis

Universities throughout the U.S. are trying to increase their international student population, and WKU is no different. For years at WKU, Indian and Chinese students made up the largest international student groups, but that has since changed. There are now more students from Saudi Arabia on WKU’s campus than from any other country outside the U.S.

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Sports
8:30 am
Tue October 9, 2012

WKU Will Start Jakes, Go for Second Straight Sun Belt Win

WKU quarterback Kawuan Jakes will start Thursday's game at Troy.
WKU Sports

WKU quarterback Kawuan Jakes will start Thursday night’s game against Troy, but will wear a brace to protect his injured left knee. Jakes was hurt during WKU’s win over Arkansas State Sept. 29 and didn’t play in the second half.

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Regional
9:14 am
Sun October 7, 2012

Weekend News Roundup: Ft. Knox Soldiers Busy in Afghanistan, Centre Preps Technology for VP Debate

Ft. Knox soldiers

We hope you're enjoying your weekend! WKU Public Radio has put together the following collection of links to interesting stories from around our region. We know the weekends can be a time when you're away from the news, and this is one way we're trying to help you stay informed.

Kentucky Soldiers Preparing U.S. Exit from Afghanistan

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Health
1:39 pm
Fri October 5, 2012

Former Kentucky Judge Believed to be First Victim of Meningitis Outbreak in Tennessee

Eddie C. Lovelace

Doctors in Tennessee believe the first victim of the fungal meningitis outbreak there was a Kentucky Circuit Court Judge from Albany. Judge Eddie C. Lovelace died at Vanderbilt University Medical Center on September 17th at the age of 78.

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Environment/Business
9:39 am
Wed October 3, 2012

Video: Coal Miners Again in Spotlight in Kentucky Congressional Race

Coal miners are continuing to be the subjects of TV political ads in a Lexington-based congressional district that has no mines. Republican challenger Andy Barr went up Wednesday with another such ad in which miners, their faces covered in coal dust, criticize 6th District Democratic U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler.

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Education
2:35 pm
Mon October 1, 2012

Two Gatton Academy Seniors Recognized as National Achievement Semifinalists

The Gatton Academy at WKU

Gatton Academy seniors Charvinia Neblett of Russellville and Henry Uradu of Russell have been recognized as semifinalists in the National Achievement Scholarship Program, an honor that potentially opens the door to college scholarship opportunities.

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Regional
7:43 am
Sun September 30, 2012

Weekend News Roundup: Rand Paul vs. the GOP, Lobbyists Spend Big in KY, WKU Wins Again

We know the weekends can be a busy time for some, while others just like to kick back and tune out any and all news coverage. WKU Public Radio has put together the following list of links that highlights some of the most interesting news stories we came across this weekend:

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