Author: WNKY Staff

Drinking green: turning manure into water

(KING) Being a dairy farmer is dirty work, but Galen Smith knows to make the most of it. “We take what Mother Nature gives us,” he says. What Mother Nature gives Smith’s Coldstream Farm in Whatcom County, Washington is about 60,000 gallons of manure a day. Combine that with all the rain they get, and you’ve got toxic soup that…

New drug gives leukemia patients hope

(KUSA) Penni Shuey knows that she can rely on her sister Shannon Waigand, especially when times get tough. “I was diagnosed January 15, 2019,” said Shuey. “I had been sick for a couple of weeks. I thought I had the flu. I was very tired and my throat kind of hurt.” “When she went into the hospital, I immediately drove…

AZ man shoots wife and children

(KPNX) Police have identified Austin Smith as the suspect in the quadruple murder Thursday night of his wife, two kids and another man. Phoenix police say they found the wife, identified as 29-year-old Dasia Smith, and the two young daughters of the suspect dead inside a home Thursday night. According to police, the shooting stemmed from a domestic dispute. The…

Monday Motivator – Cru

Easter Week is upon us, and for those at Western Kentucky University, several options are available on campus for those looking for a worship experience in addition to Sunday church. In today’s Monday Motivator, WNKY’s Josh Shortt takes us to one of those options: Cru. To learn more about other faith-based campus ministries offered at WKU, please click here.

Sunrise Spotlight – Cherry Blossom Art & Music Festival

The Cherry Blossom Festival and the SOKY Earth Day Festival will combine their events again this year on Saturday, April 20 on the Downtown Square in Franklin. There will be about 30 booths with handmade items from Kentucky and Tennessee artists. Free children’s “hands on” art activities include potter Albert Bauman, who will be returning from last year, face painting…

Trump teases “sanctuary cities” plan

(NBC News) President Trump confirmed Friday his administration is “giving strong considerations” to a policy that would bus undocumented immigrants who have been detained at the border to so-called sanctuary cities…and release them. “They want more people in their sanctuary cities. Well – we’ll give them more people. We can give ’em a lot. We can give them an UNLIMITED…

Surprise spuds: mysterious mashed potatoes abound

(WLBT/NBC News) A Jackson, Mississippi community is working to solve a mashed potato mystery. Several residents of the Belhaven neighborhood have found bowls of mashed potatoes on their doorsteps, mailboxes and even cars in recent days. Michaela Lin found a bowl on her mailbox, Lin quickly learned from her neighbor across the street that she wasn’t the only one. “Thankfully…

Tainted treats: laxative cookie plot busted

(WKYC/NBC News) An Ohio couple is facing charges for allegedly handing out laxative-laced cookies, according to the Uhrichsville Police Department. Bo Cosen and Rachel Sharrock are charged with contaminating food for human consumption, along with a list of misdemeanor charges. Police said someone learned that there was a Facebook Live video of the couple allegedly making the laxative-laced cookies that…