This is WKYU's entry in the category of Best Continuing Coverage for the 2015 Kentucky AP Broadcaster Awards.
This entry contains stories produced by reporter Lisa Autry, who covered a deadly Muhlenberg County house fire that claimed the lives of nine family members on Jan. 30, 2014. A mother and eight of her children died in the fire.
Lisa traveled to the scene of the fire and gathered information for reports she filed with the station in time for our local midday newscasts. She also produced reports featuring audio from fire investigators and neighbors of the victims.
You'll also hear reports Lisa produced following a memorial service in honor of those who died.
Thank you for your consideration of this entry in the Best Continuing Coverage category.
Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 12:01 pm
Hopkinsville High School has refused to run three students’ senior yearbook quotes that reference their LGBT lifestyles, and one of them has filed a petition against the school board saying its discrimination.
Former Kentucky governor and U.S. Sen. Wendell Ford is being remembered for his ability to get things done at the highest levels of government without compromising his love for his state or its people.
Vice President Joe Biden and former President Bill Clinton were among the hundreds of people who filled the First Baptist Church of Owensboro for Ford's funeral Tuesday. Biden hailed Ford as the rare politician who could listen to and understand people's problems while Clinton credited Ford with wrangling enough votes in the Senate to pass some of the legislation that defined his presidency.
Ford died Thursday at his home in Owensboro. He was 90. He is the only Kentuckian to win consecutive terms as lieutenant governor, governor and U.S. senator.
This is an entry by WKYU in the category of Best Radio Anchor for the 2015 Kentucky AP Broadcaster Awards.
This entry contains three local newscasts anchored by Emil Moffatt, our afternoon news host. We hope you'll find these to be great examples of Emil's conversational delivery, combined with well-written local news and quality audio from across our region.
Thank you for considering this entry in the Best Radio Anchor category.
Logan County may soon join neighboring Warren, Todd, and Simpson counties in passing a local right-to-work law.
The Logan County Fiscal Court voted unanimously for an ordinance Tuesday on first reading. A final vote is scheduled next month.
Judge-Executive Logan Chick says the county has two industrial sites ready for new business, which he hopes a local right-to-work law will attract.
"Every time somebody visits you have obstacles they look at, and of course that's one of the obstacles we hear on a regular basis," Chick told WKU Public Radio. "Anytime you can eliminate any obstacle, the better off you are with that particular project."
Chick doubts Logan County magistrates would be considering a local right-to-work measure had surrounding counties not already acted. Chick says a local ordinance is needed to stay competitive with those counties, as well as neighboring Tennessee which has a statewide right-to-work law.
Former President Bill Clinton and Vice-President Joe Biden plan to attend the Owensboro funeral for Wendell H. Ford.
The former Senator and Governor passed away last Thursday at the age of 90.
Ford served in the Senate six of the eight years Clinton was in the White House, and was a Democratic Senate colleague of Biden for 24 years.
Daviess County state House Rep. Tommy Thompson told WKU Public Radio Monday afternoon that former state Democratic Party chairman Jerry Lundergan, a close friend of Clinton's, said the former President would be in Owensboro Tuesday.
The news was first reported by the Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer.
Ford’s funeral service is Tuesday at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Owensboro. Visitation is being held Monday evening until 7 p.m. at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory, and after 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church.
A private service of committal will held in Elmwood Cemetery.
Ford’s family has asked that expressions of sympathy be made to the Wendell H. Ford Government Education Center in Owensboro, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.