Kevin Willis (KPR)

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.

Rhonda Miller / WKYU

  Charles Booker has been endorsed by two of the nation’s most high-profile progressive politicians in his race for Kentucky’s upcoming U.S. Senate primary.

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An annual live music festival in Owensboro that attracts 25-thousand people won’t be held this year.

tourgreenville.com

  The leader of a Muhlenberg County town said the economic damage inflicted by the COVID-19 pandemic will force city and county governments to make “impossible” budget choices.

Greenville Mayor Jan Yonts joined her Louisville counterpart, Greg Fischer, Thursday on a conference call with reporters, asking the U.S. Senate to pass a relief bill with economic aid for state and local governments.

MedCenterHealth.org

  A southern Kentucky physician who has helped shape the local response to the coronavirus has tested positive for COVID-19.

Rand Paul, via Wikimedia Commons

  Rand Paul says there’s no mystery concerning how the vote for President Trump’s upcoming trial in the U.S. Senate will turn out.

Tyler J. Franklin, WFPL

Rand Paul of Kentucky is one of at least two Republican U.S. Senators supporting a Democratic resolution aimed at curbing President Trump's ability to launch future military strikes against Iran.

A lawmaker from Hardin County is hoping Kentucky follows the example of Tennessee and other states that don’t impose an income tax on its residents.

Supporters say transitioning away from an income tax and increasing the state’s sales tax would make Kentucky more attractive to businesses.

Opponents say it would be a boon to the wealthy, while hurting low-income and vulnerable residents.

The effort to move Kentucky away from relying on income tax gained steam in 2018. That’s when Republican Governor Matt Bevin signed into law a massive overhaul of the state’s tax code.


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  A new website set up by the Kentucky Medical Association is gathering feedback about ways to improve health care in the commonwealth.

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An estimated 26,500 people turned out for Owensboro’s annual outdoor bluegrass music festival.

Matt Markgraf / WKMS

National parks in Kentucky have repair bills exceeding $111 million.

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