Kevin Willis

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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The president of Western Kentucky University is announcing several initiatives following a pair of incidents on campus involving hate speech.

Gary Ransdell told faculty and staff in an email Tuesday that the school will create a President’s Committee on Diversity and Embracement.

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Gov. Matt Bevin is calling on Kentucky lawmakers to pass charter school legislation next year. Charters operate independently of many public school regulations, but receive taxpayer funding. They can be shut down if they don’t meet certain academic requirements.

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Governor Matt Bevin is laying out a conservative legislative agenda he hopes to see accomplished during the next General Assembly.  

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Governor Matt Bevin has signed a proclamation declaring September 28th a “Day of Prayer Over Students Across Kentucky.”

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Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin said Wednesday that his recent speech containing remarks about shedding blood was a warning against American apathy.

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The president of Western Kentucky University is denouncing what he calls a pair of “cowardly” and “heinous” acts involving hate speech against African-Americans.

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The president of the University of Kentucky says he’s confident higher education leaders will be able to finalize a performance-based funding model.

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Republicans are ready to nominate their candidate for a special election to replace Congressman Ed Whitfield. The GOP meets Tuesday night at the Simpson County Courthouse, where they’re expected to nominate James Comer.

The former Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner is already on the November ballot, as he seeks a full two-year term in the U.S. House. Whitfield announced last week he was resigning, about a year after he said he wouldn’t seek re-election to another term.

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Kentucky has the fifth highest obesity rate in the nation.

The commonwealth also has the dubious distinction of being only one of two states that saw an increase in obesity levels between 2014 and last year.Kentucky has the fifth highest obesity rate in the nation.

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A new political action committee is hoping to boost the chances of Kentucky Democrats winning the state’s U.S. Senate race this November.

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