Becca Schimmel rejoined WKU Public Radio as a reporter covering criminal justice in 2021, prior to that she was the economics and infrastructure reporter for the Ohio Valley ReSource from 2016 to 2020. Schimmel previously worked as a criminal justice reporter for the Gulf States Newsroom in Jackson, Ms. She also spent time working as a producer for Lake Effect, a public affairs show on WUWM in Milwaukee, WI. Schimmel earned her undergraduate in journalism from Murray State University and has her MBA through Western Kentucky University.
Abortion rights advocates in Kentucky and at least six other states have filed challenges arguing that state constitutions guarantee access to abortion. Similar lawsuits around the country have led to temporary reprieves from abortion bans in Kentucky, Louisiana and Utah. But opponents are doubling down on restricting the procedure out of existence.
HealthBowling Green joins list of cities across the state and nation where abortion rights supporters protest Supreme Court rulingMore than 100 people gathered in Circus Square Park in downtown Bowling Green to protest the Supreme Court’s recent decision overturning Roe v. Wade.
Tourists come from far and wide to see the 15-foot Superman standing with hands on hips in the center of Metropolis, Illinois. The 6,000 person-town got its name about a century before the Man of Steel was conceived, but still, the city holds a Superman Festival every year to capitalize on its namesake.
A bill banning newly elected Kentucky constables from exercising police powers passed out of a Kentucky House committee Wednesday. Constables have a long history of controversy in Kentucky, including questionable arrests, dangerous high-speed chases and criminal charges of their own.