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Casey McCarthy Long Reads News Politics Spring 2018 Senior Show

WKU Students Rent Without Protection

By Casey McCarthy

Courtney Thompson, a senior at Western Kentucky University, was having a birthday party for a pair of friends at her house in October 2016. All night, people complained that the toilets were taking forever to flush in her house on Ogden Avenue in Bowling Green. Thompson brushed the  comments off and chalked them up to her house being old. She and her roommates were going to bed that night when they heard running water.

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Casey McCarthy Feature Long Reads Spring 2018 Senior Show

Kim Greene: Chasing Dreams

By Casey McCarthy

In the Highlands neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky, near Cherokee Park, down a tree-lined hilly lane, sits a beautiful two-story home where dreams are tended.  Up the steps, the client walks into a sea-foam green nook, the word DREAM in gold letters behind the tender.

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Bosnians in BG Casey McCarthy Feature Spring 2018 Senior Show

A Little Taste of Bosnia in BG

By Casey McCarthy

On the corner of Old Morgantown Road and Parkhurst Drive, between slender white, wooden columns, in mesh black chairs, hazed by cigarette smoke and steamy espresso, two older gentleman converse, speaking softly, in a language I don’t recognize.

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Casey McCarthy Long Reads News

PTSD Affects Veterans Long After Combat

By Casey McCarthy

(Photo courtesy of Jeff Reece) Jeff Reece pictured with his unit, Task Force 134, in Iraq while deployed in 2006.

When Jeff Reece first came home to Metcalfe County, Kentucky, after 11 months in Iraq, he thought everything would be the same.