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The award-winning news team at WKU Public Radio consists of Dan Modlin, Kevin Willis, Lisa Autry, and Joe Corcoran.


10:25 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Campbellsville University Cancels Monday Night Classes

There will be no night classes Monday at Campbellsville University.

Campbellsville University's classes will be on snow schedule Tuesday with offices opening at 9 a.m.

For the snow schedule, click here.

Offices will close at 4 p.m. Monday.

8:35 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Visitation and Funeral Arrangements Set for Judge Huddleston

Margaret Mary Ryan Huddleston
Credit Jo-Anne Ryan

Funeral arrangements have been announced for Margaret Mary Ryan Huddleston, the Warren County Circuit Family Court Judge who passed away Friday after a battle with cancer.

A funeral mass for Judge Huddleston will begin at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Bowling Green with burial to follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. at the J. C. Kirby & Son Lovers Lane Chapel.

Visitation will  continue on Wednesday in the Pentecost Room at Holy Spirit Catholic Church from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Margaret Ryan Huddleston Scholarship Fund, c/o Independence Bank, 1950 Scottsville Road, Bowling Green, KY 42104 or to the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of South Central KY, Inc., P.O. Box 867, Bowling Green, KY 42102.

6:04 am
Mon January 6, 2014

WKU Campuses in Glasgow, Owensboro and Hardin County Closed Monday

WKU campuses in Elizabethtown/Fort Knox, Owensboro and Glasgow are closed Monday, January 6.

The main campus in Bowling Green will open on schedule today. Everyone is urged to use their best judgment and to communicate with their supervisor or professor if they feel it is unsafe to travel.

6:38 pm
Sun January 5, 2014

Winter Weather Causes School Closures Throughout Kentucky

Wintry weather has closed many schools in the WKU Public Radio listening area for Monday:

Adair County

Allen County

Barren County

Bowling Green City Schools

Butler County

Campbellsville Independent

Caverna Independent

Christian County

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10:17 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Bowling Green's Fant Named Kentucky Mr. Football

Bowling Green's Nacarius Fant is Kentucky's Mr. Football.

Nacarius Fant has been named Kentucky’s Mr. Football by the state Associated Press.

Fant was a major part of Bowling Green’s recent undefeated season that culminated with the school’s third-straight Class 5A championship. The 5-foot-10 wideout caught 83 passes last season for nearly 1,700 yards and 24 touchdowns.

Fant was one of four finalists for the Mr. Football award, a list that also included John Hardin High School defensive lineman Matt Elam, Connor quarterback Drew Barker, and Scott County wide receiver Scott Daniel.

The Bowling Green senior will continue his football career in the fall at WKU.  

Fant wasn’t the only Bowling Green Purple to win an AP award. His coach, Kevin Wallace, was named the state’s coach of the year.

9:07 am
Thu January 2, 2014

Louisville's Strong to Texas? Cards Coach Interviews with Texas AD

Louisville coach Charlie Strong has interviewed for the coaching position at the University of Texas.

University of Louisville football coach Charlie Strong has interviewed for the head coaching vacancy at Texas.

The Austin American-Statesmen confirms that Longhorns athletic director Steve Patterson interviewed Strong at an undisclosed location Tuesday. Strong has been rumored as a possible coaching candidate at Texas after the school announced Mack Brown would not return next season as head coach following 16 years in Austin.

Officials at the University of Louisville, however, say they never granted Texas permission to speak to Strong about their opening.

A Texas spokesman says their athletic director won’t release any names related to their search until a decision is made.

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Special Programs
1:49 pm
Wed January 1, 2014

WKYU Best Newscast Entry for 2014 KAPB Awards Competition

WKYU's entry in Best Newscast (10 minute) radio category for the 2014 KAPB awards competition

This audio file contains two newscasts produced and delivered by the staff of WKYU FM. We are submitting this entry for the Best Newscast (10 minutes) radio category.

The first newscast is from the designated news day of Sept. 30, and was aired during the news magazine Morning Edition.

The second newscast aired June 26 during the afternoon news magazine All Things Considered.

Thank you for considering this entry for the Best Newscast radio category!

1:55 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

Cardinal Star Behanan Dismissed from School for Rules Violation

Junior power forward Chane Behanan has been dismissed from the University of Louisville.

A basketball star from last season’s national champion Louisville Cardinals has been kicked out of school.

U of L head coach Rick Pitino announced Monday that junior power forward Chane Behanan has been dismissed from the program for an undisclosed violation of university policy. Pitino said he was told Sunday night that the university was dismissing Behanan.

While saying Behanan is a “terrific young man in many respects”, Pitino added that he and athletic director Tom Jurich “had gone to the mat” for Behanan following his recent month-long suspension from the team for undisclosed violations of rules.

Behanan was a Cincinnati native who played his senior year of high school at Bowling Green High. He averaged 10 points and 6 rebounds a game during Louisville’s 2013 national championship season.

12:30 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

WKU Goes for Three In a Row Saturday Vs. Brescia

The WKU men’s basketball team is looking for its third-straight win as the Hilltoppers prepare to take on Brescia of Owensboro.

WKU heads into Saturday night’s game at E.A Diddle with a 7-4 record following wins against Murray State and Southern Miss. The WKU-Brescia game begins at 7 pm and is being televised on the Hilltopper Sports Satellite Network.

You can read more about the game here, courtesy of our friends at WKU Sports.

The Hilltoppers close 2013 Monday at home against Ole Miss.

10:39 am
Wed December 18, 2013

Iconic U of L Silos Near I-65 to Be Torn Down

The silos sit right off of I-65 in Louisville.
Credit flickr

A row of towering concrete silos bearing the name and mascot of the University of Louisville is destined for the wrecking ball.

If you’ve ever driven on I-65 into Louisville, you’ve surely seen the row of 11 concrete silos that sit right off the interstate. The silos have been an area landmark for 94 years, but the Courier-Journal reports University of Louisville officials have reached a deal to pay $3.3 million for the property that borders the school’s Belknap Campus.

The silos will be torn down and replaced with classrooms and academic facilities. A master plan developed by U of L calls for the property just north of Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium to be used for unspecified academic or research purposes.

The 15-acre parcel of land where the silos sit became available for purchase when the company that owned it shut down an industrial plant in January.