Bowling Green, KY – Russellville's Charles Neblett was one of the founding members of The Freedom Singers, a vocal group that became a powerful force in the Civil Rights Movement (fellow member Dr. Bernice Reagon will perform Wednesday, February 16th as part of the WKU Cultural Enhancement Series). WKU Folk Studies Graduate student Rachel Hopkin visited him to learn more about the group and his long-time involvement in Civil Rights.
Bowling Green – A Fort Knox unit of some 35 hundred soldiers is officially on the ground in Afghanistan after a series of deployments that began in December. The Third Brigade Combat Team replaced a unit from Fort Campbell. Lieutenant Colonel James Vizzard, a battalion commander, says their mission is more than fighting the insurgency, it's training the Afghan police and army, as well as nation building. He spoke with Lisa Autry.
Bowling Green, KY – Journalist Juan Williams says news consumers need to use their eyes and ears to support news talk programs that are civil. Speaking at Western Kentucky University, Williams said viewers, listeners, and readers are the ones who will ultimately decide what types of news information they will receive in the future. Dan Modlin talks with him.........
Bowling Green, KY – Denso Air Systems is a global automotive parts manufacturer which plans to invest more than four million dollars in a facility in Hopkinsville. The Kentucky Development Finance Authority preliminarily approved Denso for tax incentives through the Kentucky Business Investment Program. Denso is a Japanese-owned company that builds hoses and pipes for car air conditioning systems.
Bowling Green, KY – State and company officials attended a ground-breaking ceremony this morning for a new manufacturing facility in Bowling Green. NHK of America Suspension Components will invest more than twenty million dollars in a new facility at its current location. Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear attended the announcement. He says its especially important that NHK is investing in products that will be used in energy-efficient vehicles.