Community Forum – Quicksie 98.3

Community Forum – Quicksie 98.3

Get to know YOUR community. The WQXE News team hosts Community Forum every Sunday morning at 7 AM on Quicksie 98.3 with interviews of local leaders about issues that impact your community.

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April 11, 2021 12 min

With Farmers Markets across the area beginning to reopen this week we have Larry Thomas a local grower in Hardin County, Member of the Hardin County Farmers Market and Hardin County Reginal Farmers Market Association, to talk about Famers Markets and their importance.

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WQXE/WULF Lead News Reporter Zach Epperson talks with Jennifer Capps, the Executive Director for the South Central Kentucky Chapter of the American Red Cross. March is American Red Cross Month, so the two discuss the history of the organization, what the mission of the Red Cross is, as well as what services it provides. Capps also discusses the organization’s work amidst the pandemic, how the organization is still able to carry on ...

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March 23rd is Diabetes Alert Day, and WQXE/WULF Lead News Reporter Zach Epperson talks with Vanessa Patty and Betty Bryan, two diabetes specialists with Baptist Health Hardin, about the annual alert day. The two details the area’s diabetes statistics (which include Hardin, Breckinridge, LaRue, Grayson, and Meade counties), as well as how individuals can assess their risk of diabetes. Finally the two share their thoughts on the effe...

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WQXE/WULF Lead News Reporter Zach Epperson talks with Price Smith, the board chair for Nolin RECC’s Operation Roundup. Smith talks about the annual program, how funds are raised, and how the organization determines what projects are recipients of the grants. Finally Smith outlines the kind of projects considered for the grants, and what memories he has of past community projects coming to fruition.

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WQXE/WULF Lead News Reporter Zach Epperson once again talks with Terrie Burgan, the Public Information Officer of the Lincoln Trail District Health Department, as Kentucky marks its one year anniversary of Covid-19. Terrie details the early days of the pandemic, as well as what preparations were taken to educate the public and raise awareness. Burgan also discusses the strides the health community has taken to combat the virus, as ...

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As Black History Month comes to a close, Zach Epperson talks with Brenda Tucker about the Emma Reno Connor Black History Gallery. The two talk about the gallery’s history, as well as what can be learned from a visit to the museum. 

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February 21, 2021 14 min

This month marks the 57th American Heart Month celebrated every February and aimed at raising heart health and awareness of heart disease. This week Zach Epperson talks to 3 employees with Baptist Health Hardin about heart health and how it can be maintained.

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February 14, 2021 15 min

This week, Zach Epperson talks with Norma Hatfield, Executive Director of CASA of the Heartland, about how the organization was about to overcome challenges amidst the pandemic. Hatfield talks about how CASA adjusted fundraisers and events in the pandemic, as well as volunteering options for those interested in making an impact.

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February 7, 2021 12 min

With winter weather still in the forecast as we continue in the month of February. Snow trucks will still be seen out on the roadway when that inclement weather rolls in. To get an inside look on road crews and how they prepare for weather we talk with Chris Jessie, the public information officer of Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 4 as well as Paul Sanders, the chief engineer there for District 4.

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January 31, 2021 15 min

The past few weeks we have focused on local organizations that have felt the impact of COVID-19 as people look to them for their services. This morning we speak to Jamie Thomas the Director of Communications and Marketing for Feeding America Kentucky’s Heartland to talk about how the organization has been meeting the needs of the people in out community.

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January 24, 2021 23 min

This week on Community Forum Zach Epperson talks with Director of Development, Christa Shouse and President and CEO Joe Fowler of United Way of Central Kentucky about 2020, the pandemic and the impact it had on their local organization.

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January 17, 2021 17 min

This week Zach Epperson talks with Terie Burgan from the Lincoln Trail District Health Department about the ongoing rollout of COVID-19 vaccines and any questions the public may have about the process.

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December 27, 2020 13 min

This morning, Zach Epperson speak with Hardin County native and graduate of John Hardin High School, the 51st Attorney General of the Commonwealth, Daniel Cameron. We will look back at some of the goals and initiatives his office pursued over his first year in office.

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December 20, 2020 10 min

This time of year thousands of wreaths appear on head stones across the country solemnly marking the Wreaths Across America event. However due to Covid-19 organizers had to adjust the event locally though it would not stop them from honor veterans this December.

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WQXE/WULF Lead News Reporter Zach Epperson talks virtually with Dawn Cash, the executive-director of Warm Blessings, about how the community kitchen has navigated a COVID-19 world. Cash discusses support from the community throughout the pandemic, as well as how they have seen the number of individuals they serve rise sharply. Finally, Cash talks about the recent conclusion of the No Starve November challenge, and what the monetary...

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November 29, 2020 12 min

WQXE/WULF Lead News Reporter Zach Epperson talks virtually with Sarah Murphy, a mental health counselor with Hardin County Schools, regarding student mental health. Murphy discusses what trends she has seen emerge as students navigate virtual instruction, in addition to what resources students in the Hardin County school system, as well as surrounding school systems (Meade, LaRue, Breckinridge, Grayson) have at their disposal to he...

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WQXE/WULF Lead News Reporter Zach Epperson talks virtually with officer Chris Denham of the Elizabethtown Police Department for an update on the department. Officer Denham talks about some crime updates for citizens to be aware of, as well as the upcoming slate of holiday related programs the department is sponsoring, which include Cram the Cruiser and Shop with a Cop. Officer Denham explains how Shop with a Cop will be different t...

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November 15, 2020 12 min

November is Diabetes awareness month, and this week Zach Epperson speaks with Nurse Practitioner, Vanessa Pattie from Baptist Health Hardin about the disease that affects so many listeners.

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November 8, 2020 17 min

This week Zach Epperson talks with Chris Jessie, Public Information Officer, from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, District 4 talks about the recent resurface work on Dixie Highway ahead of their major overhaul this spring.

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November 1, 2020 11 min

This week we speak with the Hardin County Clerk, Debbie Donnelly to see how early in-person voting has progressed thus far as well as absentee ballots and what people should know about the general election.  

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