Western Kentucky University unveils bronze statue honoring longtime supporter Rep. Jody Richards

A bronze statue of longtime Western Kentucky University supporter and Kentucky State Rep. Jody Richards of Bowling Green was unveiled on WKU’s main campus this week in Jody Richards Hall. Jody Richards Hall, previously known as Mass Media and Technology Hall, was dedicated during a May 4 ceremony. Richards, whose 14-year tenure as Speaker of the Kentucky House of Representatives was the longest in...

University of Ky media adviser Chris Poore honored by alma mater for contributions to Journalism

By Mike Farrell Special to KyForward Chris Poore, media adviser for the Kentucky Kernel, has chalked up another award for his efforts. Western Kentucky University’s (WKU) College Heights Herald honored Poore, a WKU alum, with its 2017 award for outstanding contributions to journalism. The award was given Saturday, Oct. 14, during the 67th annual Student Publications Homecoming Breakfast at Bowling...

WKU Herald, Talisman pick up three Pacemakers, other awards at national college media convention

WKU’s student publications received top national awards during the National College Media Convention Oct. 26-29 in Dallas. The College Heights Herald and the Talisman both received Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker awards, the country’s most prestigious recognition for college publications, during a ceremony on Saturday. Six students and two alumni were also recognized with individual awards. The...

Beshear files motion to intervene in WKU’s lawsuit against College Heights Herald, Kentucky Kernel

Attorney General Andy Beshear has filed a motion in Warren Circuit Court seeking to intervene in Western Kentucky University’s lawsuit against two student newspapers. The university denied requested documents by its college newspaper, the College Heights Herald, and the Kentucky Kernel, the University of Kentucky’s student newspaper. The university also refused to allow Beshear’s office to confidentially...