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9:14 am
Sun October 7, 2012

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

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

The Courier-Journal profiles the role played by Ft. Knox soldiers in helping the U.S. military get massive amounts of equipment moved from South Asia back home. Each day, the Kentucky-based unit moves 63,000 pounds of mail, 2,400 personnel and 315,000 pounds of cargo by air alone.

Centre Students Provide Dry-Run for Upcoming Vice Presidential Debate

How does a small liberal-arts school in central Kentucky prepare for thousands of journalists who will be on campus to cover a Vice Presidential debate? The Danville Advocate-Messenger reports thousands of Centre students took part in what was called a "break the network" event.

Family of Judge Lovelace Wants Answers Regarding Death

Kentucky Circuit Court Judge Eddie C. Lovelace is believed to be the first person to die in Tennessee from a fungal meningitis outbreak that has killed at least five people nationwide, while infecting at least 39 in six states.

Judge Lovelace, who is from the Clinton County town of Albany, died at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in September. In July and August, Lovelace was given three rounds of the pain-relieving steroid injections that are thought to be the cause of a fungal meningitis outbreak.

The Tennessean reports Lovelace's family is demanding answers regarding the judge's unexpected death. Lovelace's wife, Joyce Lovelace, wants to know why she didn't learn of the fungal meningitis connection to her husband's death until she read about it online.

WKU Running Back Soldiering On Quite Well

WKU junior running back Antonio Andrews has been tearing up opposing defenses all season. Andrews came to the Hill from Ft. Campbell, Ky. His father has served multiple tours in Afghanistan and Iraq, something that obviously weighed heavily on Andrews during his youth. The Bowling Green Daily News has this profile of how those experiences helped Andrews mature and deal with adversity during his college career.

Here's the Pitch...

In case you missed it, WKU Public Radio's Dan Modlin has this great story about the fine art and science behind baseball pitching. WKU baseball coach Matt Myers showed Dan the various grips used to throw split-finger fastballs, sliders, and other pitches. Our link takes you to an audio archive of the story, as well as pictures demonstrating those different pitches.

The Weather Ahead

Here's the five-day forecast for parts of our listening area:

Bowling Green

Owensboro

Elizabethtown

Somerset

Evansville, IN

Portland, TN

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