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.

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Western Kentucky University has received a federal grant to conduct research on suicide and self-harm in adolescents. 

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Kentucky has slipped to 37th place in a national ranking of states that provide a safe, secure and healthy childhood.      

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Kentucky Mesonet survived a threatened state budget cut and is continuing to expand. There will be two new stations for the statewide weather and climate monitoring network based at Western Kentucky University.


The president of Western Kentucky University unveiled phase two of the school’s budget cuts on Thursday, a result of reductions in state funding to higher education, increased pension obligations, and declining enrollment.

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Kentucky was one of the states that contacted Facebook requesting information on how many residents have been affected by the recent privacy breach when Cambridge Analytica got access to the personal data of an estimated 87 million people. 

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A 19-year-old Henderson County man has learned the hard way you can’t joke about gun violence. Student Cameron Davis just got a prison sentence for a comment he made that was reported by his high school classmates.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.