Bowling Green – About five thousand Kentuckians have exhausted the maximum number of benefits they can collect through unemployment insurance. Whether or not they receive additional help from the federal government will depend on the U.S. Senate. Lawmakers are considering extending unemployment benefits up to 20 weeks. Similar legislation has already cleared the U.S. House. Another extension would be the fourth in just over a year. Lisa Autry reports.
Owensboro, Ky – The head of the Owensboro Medical Health System says a new hospital would greatly improve the experience of those seeking care. OHMS President and CEO Jeff Barber believes a new facility is necessary to serve those in Daviess County, as well as those who come from surrounding counties such as Henderson, Ohio, and Union. Groundbreaking is set to take place in March, with the new hospital opening in 2013. Kevin Willis went to Owensboro to learn more about what the hospital will look like.
Bowling Green, Ky – WKU is announcing a new partnership with the Green River Regional Education Cooperative. The two organizations will work together to address concerns about the relatively high number of students who need remedial classes when they get to college. WKU Provost Barbara Burch spoke to WKU Public Radio about the issue.
Bowling Green, Ky – In the last two decades, families around the country have invested in state funds that pledge to cover the cost of attending college, no matter how much tuition increases. These 529 funds allow parents to pay future tuition costs at today's prices. But now most state-run programs are in the red. Lisa Autry reports.
Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has chosen another powerful Senate Republican to fill a gubernatorial appointment. And as Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports, the governor's intentions are clear.
Bowling Green, Ky – A Bowling Green attorney who specializes in aviation cases says pilot fatigue has become a serious safety concern. Steve Hixson says a Northwest Airlines flight that went well beyond its destination in Minneapolis last week is raising questions about the issue. Regardless of whether pilot fatigue was a factor in this particular case, Hixson says the FAA should address the matter.
Frankfort, Ky – As expected, former Kentucky Sen. Dan Kelly of Springfield has been chosen to fill a vacant circuit judgeship that serves Green, Marion, Taylor and Washington counties. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.