Dan Modlin (KPR)

Kentucky Public Radio Correspondent

News Director Dan Modlin is a native of Indiana who grew up in a broadcasting family.  A graduate of Ball State University, he worked for several years in the news network business in the Midwest, specializing in agricultural and political coverage, before coming to WKU Public Radio. His reports have earned numerous national  and state  awards for documentary production, public affairs reporting, and enterprise reporting.   

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As the investigation into today's elementary school shooting in Connecticut continues, a psychology professor from Western Kentucky University is offering some advice for reporters at the scene.

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The Hobby Lobby retail chain has filed suit against the federal government over a provision of the new healthcare law that requires companies to provide coverage for the morning after pill. Company founders say they base their business on biblical principles and maintain the Obama administration shouldn't be able to force them to provide coverage that "violates their own faith."

Some utility companies in the region are warning customers to beware of a new scam that has emerged in Kentucky and Tennessee. 

A water shortage watch has been issued today for 27 counties spread across Kentucky.  Environmental scientist Bill Caldwell of the Kentucky Division of Water says residents of those counties should pay attention to possible calls for water conservation.

Venus Transit

Jun 4, 2012
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The planet Venus will pass in front of the sun Tuesday. Its an event that won’t happen again for another 105 years. 

Dept of Corrections

The  man who has led  the Kentucky State Penitentiary for the past two and a half years is leaving his post at the end of the week. This will be the second time Philip W. Parker  has retired from the position.     

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Four executives of Eastern Livestock have entered guilty pleas in court, and will be ordered to pay restitution to 170 beef producers they de-frauded. Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway says the pleas were entered in Barren-Metcalfe Circuit Court.