Rhonda Miller (KPR)

Rhonda Miller began as reporter and host for All Things Considered on WKU Public Radio in 2015.  She has worked as Gulf Coast reporter for Mississippi Public Broadcasting, where she won Associated Press, Edward R. Murrow and Green Eyeshade awards for stories on dead sea turtles, health and legal issues arising from the 2010 BP oil spill and homeless veterans.
 
She has worked at Rhode Island Public Radio,  as an intern at WVTF Public Radio in Roanoke, Virginia, and at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
 
Rhonda’s freelance work called Writing Into Sound includes stories for Voice of America, WSHU Public Radio in Fairfield, Conn., NPR and AARP Prime Time Radio.
 
She has a master’s degree in media studies from Rhode Island College and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Boston University.
 
Rhonda enjoys quiet water kayaking, riding her bicycle and folk music. She was a volunteer DJ for Root-N-Branch at WUMD community radio in Dartmouth, Mass.
 

Habitat for Humanity, Facebook

The city of Bowling Green has awarded a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant to Habitat for Humanity. The federal funds will be used to build out infrastructure in an affordable housing community.

Ryland Barton, Kentucky Public Radio

Teachers from across Kentucky are planning to travel to Frankfort on Friday to rally for better funding for schools. Educators are protesting Governor Matt Bevin’s vetoes of bills that impact schools and communities.

Kentucky Mesonet via Facebook

The Kentucky Mesonet is adding its 70th station created through a partnership with the Pulaski County community. The statewide weather and climate monitoring network is collaborating with the school district, the extension service and Kentucky Farm Bureau on the new station.

Somerset Community College, Facebook

The board of the Lake Cumberland Slaves Memorial has awarded a contract to a Georgia artist to create a sculpture that will be on the grounds of Somerset Community College. The project will honor slaves who were buried in unmarked graves in the region.

OWENSBORO REGIONAL FARMERS MARKET

  The Owensboro Regional Farmers Market opens for the season April 14.  The 34-year-old marketplace will soon feature a new look as it puts down permanent roots in the community.

BILLMONROEMUSEUM.COM

A new museum honoring ‘The Father of Bluegrass’ opens April 20 in Bill Monroe’s hometown of Rosine. The museum that’s been a long-time dream of the Ohio County community is finally a reality.

Andy Beshear, official photo

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear wants to see final approval of a federal bill that allows owners of websites like ‘Back Page’ to be prosecuted for crimes like human trafficking. The U.S. House and Senate have both passed the legislation H.R. 1865. It now has to be signed by President Donald Trump to become law.

Andy Beshear, official photo

Kentucky residents who use Facebook are among 50 million people asking if their personal information is part of what may be a massive breach of privacy.

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear said he is one of 37 state law enforcement officials who sent a letter the social media giant in an attempt to shed light on the massive security breach.

CREDIT INTERNATIONAL BLUEGRASS MUSIC CENTER

  The opening date for the new International Bluegrass Music Center in Owensboro has been announced and plans are under way for a three-day grand opening celebration. 

Rhonda Miller, WKYU

The Bowling Green community is holding a 'March for Our Lives' on Saturday in support of the national event organized to push for stricter gun laws after 17 students and teachers were fatally shot in Parkland, Florida in February. 

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