A publication of the Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism

Carlisle native Rich Storm appointed Commissioner of Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources

Rich Storm, of Carlisle, has been appointed as the new Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, replacing Frank Jemley of Louisville, who has served as the agency’s acting Commissioner since March 2018. “Rich Storm has been an exemplary leader in his time on the Fish and Wildlife Commission,” said Tourism, Arts, and Heritage Cabinet Secretary Don Parkinson. “We...

Eastern Kentucky University Master of Public Administration program earns NASPAA accreditation

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) program at Eastern Kentucky University has met the high standards for continued accreditation by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA). EKU’s program, available in online and on-campus formats, is accredited through 2025. “Our MPA faculty are dedicated to preparing students for successful careers,” said Dr. Sara...

Award-winning broadcasting veteran Mike Savage named general manager of WEKU-FM

An award-winning 25-year broadcasting veteran and a former member of the NPR Board of Directors, Mike Savage has been named general manager of WEKU-FM, the public radio service of Eastern Kentucky University. Most recently, Savage served four years as general manager of WBAA at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, where he led a full-time staff of 12 and was responsible for managing a $1.5...

The Colonels are marching again! EKU marching band resurrected from earlier budget axe

The Colonels are marching again. Thanks to $50,000 in scholarships for participating students and $20,000 from institutional sources and donors, one of Eastern Kentucky University’s greatest traditions – its marching band – has been resurrected. It had been announced earlier this year that, because of budget constraints, the Marching Colonels would be discontinued. “The faculty...

Patterson named communications director for Kentucky Tourism, Arts, and Heritage Cabinet

Secretary Don Parkinson of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts, and Heritage Cabinet has named Cody Patterson as the Cabinet’s Director of Communications. “We are excited to have Cody join the Tourism, Arts, and Heritage Cabinet,” said Secretary Parkinson. “He brings a fresh perspective and proven statewide experience to our mission of enhancing the Commonwealth.” Patterson served as the Communications...

Arts Day at the Capitol shines light on importance of the arts in Kentucky

  The Kentucky Arts Council and arts organizations from across the state will celebrate Arts Day in Kentucky, 9 a.m.-noon Feb. 11 in the Capitol Rotunda, 700 Capital Ave. in Frankfort.   The arts council hosts Arts Day each year during the legislative session to bring awareness of the many roles the arts play in the Commonwealth. Arts leaders, artists, the general public and other supporters...

The Kentucky Arts Council scavenger hunt will take Kentuckians on an artsy adventure

The Mother Goose House (Photo by Lisa Bourque, from Facebook)   What’s summer without a little fun?   Kentucky Arts Council staff is following up on last year’s Summer Art Adventure social media campaign and taking you on a public art scavenger hunt across the regions of the Bluegrass.   Throughout the month of July, they’ll be posting weekly clues on their Facebook...