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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Kentucky government and business leaders are celebrating a record-breaking amount of exports. The commonwealth shipped more goods and services abroad last year than ever before.

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The possible repeal of the Affordable Care Act would jeopardize critical services for thousands of Kentuckians who are battling substance abuse.

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The vast majority of Kentucky’s Medicaid recipients are eligible for the program because of the 2013 expansion under the Affordable Care Act.

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The mayor of Bowling Green says he doesn’t think recent comments about a so-called “massacre” in the city will harm its reputation.

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Update: Conway said on Twitter she misspoke when she said "massacre" and meant to say "terrorists." FactCheck.org explains what happened in Bowling Green in 2011.

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The Bowling Green General Motors plant is temporarily shutting down later this year to prepare for the production of the next generation Corvette.

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  Western Kentucky University officially has its next president.

The school’s board of regents voted unanimously Friday morning to offer the job to Timothy Caboni.

The 47-year-old currently serves as vice chancellor for public affairs at the University of Kansas.

Caboni will be formally introduced as WKU’s next president at a Friday afternoon news conference.

Speaking after the vote, presidential search committee chairman Dr. Phillip Bale said Caboni is taking over the school at a time when many are questioning the value of higher education.

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The Western Kentucky University Board of Regents has selected its “preferred candidate” to be the school’s next president.

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Kentucky is hoping to secure up to 10-million dollars in federal support to fight the opioid addiction epidemic.

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A sixth-generation distiller has passed away after five decades with one of the most famous bourbon producers.

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