March 2014 Articles


Charley Weaver, a veteran, a businessman, a special dad

By Nelson Weaver

Posted on March 27, 2014 6:13 PM

This is a story of a man who started a small business in a small town in the South during the post-World War II era. The man was my father, Charles Weaver. The business was Weaver Welding. The town was Russellville, Ky. It is a story similar to the American story of countless fathers in countless s...

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Doris Moody honored for service to WKU Communication

By Laura Wagoner

Posted on March 25, 2014 10:36 PM

The following article appeared in Communique’, the online newsletter of Western Kentucky University’s Department of Communication. Doris White Moody is a 1972 graduate of Russellville High School and led the Speaking Panthers to their first Kentucky High School Speech League regional cha...

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Solomon Northup and Sue Eakin, black and white in the Deep South

By Al Smith

Posted on March 20, 2014 6:28 PM

Nearly 70 years ago, when I was working on the State Desk of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, my favorite correspondent was Sue Eakin, a bright young woman who reported from Bunkie, a cotton-and-cane community in central Louisiana where she and her husband owned a weekly paper. When I finally met he...

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House sends budget bill to Senate late

By Sen. Whitney Westerfield

Posted on March 15, 2014 5:14 PM

Thursday, the 45th day of the 60 day legislative session, the House passed its budget bill. This leaves us in the Senate 13 days to work on the budget, present it in a committee, and vote on a Senate version. Thirteen days, less than two weeks, and if we take 13, our check-and-balance authority to o...

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Juvenile justice system needs overhaul

By Sen. Whitney Westerfield and Rep. John Tilley

Posted on March 1, 2014 11:48 AM

As legislators representing our great Commonwealth of Kentucky, we believe conserving taxpayer dollars and ensuring the best outcomes for children and families are top priorities. That’s why we’re advancing legislation to get better results from our juvenile justice system. Change is lo...

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