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
10:39 am
Tue July 10, 2012

Upcoming WKU Men's Basketball Highlights Include Trip to Mexico, Game Against Louisville

The upcoming WKU men’s basketball schedule is out, and features road games at Southern Mississippi, Virginia Commonwealth, and Murray State.

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Politics
1:54 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

John Gregg: Indiana Should Do More to Protect Vulnerable Young People

Indiana’s Democratic candidate for governor wants increased protections and assistance for at-risk children. Former House Speaker John Gregg is criticizing outgoing Republican Governor Mitch Daniels for putting too much emphasis on cost-saving.

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Education
8:51 am
Mon July 9, 2012

Lawsuit Against Owensboro-Based Daymar College to be Heard in Daviess County

A federal judge has ruled that the Kentucky Attorney General’s lawsuit against Daymar College can move forward in Daviess Circuit Court. The for-profit college system is headquartered in Owensboro and has several campuses in Kentucky and one in Rockport, Indiana.

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Regional
9:12 am
Thu July 5, 2012

Traffic Advisory for Motorists Heading North into Louisville Area

The Kennedy Bridge in Louisville

Crews are finishing concrete paving today on the southbound lanes of the John F. Kennedy Memorial Bridge.  Once this work is complete, motorists will see changes Thursday morning to the traffic patterns on Interstate 65 across the bridge.   Currently, traffic is restricted to one lane for southbound I-65 and two lanes for northbound I-65.

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Politics
4:00 am
Thu July 5, 2012

Kentucky Lawmaker Thinks 2013 is the Year Medical Marijuana Will Pass Legislature

A Kentucky Senator is unveiling legislation Thursday that would make medical marijuana legal in the Bluegrass State. Louisville Democrat Perry Clark's bill would make marijuana a schedule two drug, meaning it would be recognized as having legitimate medical purposes, while still being somewhat restricted.

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Sports
8:52 am
Mon July 2, 2012

Several Swimmers with Kentucky Connections Will Compete in London Olympics

WKU graduate Claire Donahue won't be the only Olympic swimmer with ties to the Bluegrass State. Louisville native Clark Burckle has qualified for the London games by finishing second in the 200-meter breaststroke at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials.

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Health
10:05 am
Fri June 29, 2012

WKU Legal Scholar Says High Court Ruling Means States Must "Opt In" for Increased Medicaid Funding

Much of the media attention regarding Thursday's Supreme Court ruling understandably focused on the upholding of the individual mandate. Less publicized was another part of the ruling--the part that said the health care law's expansion of Medicaid placed an unfair burden on states.

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Health
3:46 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

Health Care Ruling Brings Relief, Caution, Anger in Bluegrass State

Reaction is pouring in from all over the country following Thursday’s Supreme Court decision to uphold the federal health care law. To find out what the decision means for Kentucky, WKU Public Radio spoke with people from a variety of backgrounds to get a feel for the long-term ramifications for the Bluegrass State.

One of those people brings the perspective of both a doctor and a university official.

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Health
11:18 am
Thu June 28, 2012

Kentucky Health Affairs Expert Praises Court Decision, but Worries about Doctor Shortage

The Executive Vice-President of Health Affairs at the University of Louisville is pleased with today's Supreme Court ruling upholding the President's health care law. Dr. David Dunn told WKU Public Radio Americans should be happy that an estimated 32 million people who haven't had health insurance will now be covered.

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Business
9:07 am
Thu June 28, 2012

Daviess-Hancock-McLean Region Credited for Business Diversification

The Owensboro region is on a list for the top areas for job growth in the nation. The Owensboro metropolitan statistical area ranked 25th on a list compiled by Area Development magazine.

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