Bowling Green – Kentucky's largest banking company will no longer finance projects that extract coal through the use of mountaintop removal. That method has come under fire in recent years for its environmental impact. Kevin Willis has more on the decision by PNC Bank.
Bowling Green – Even in a midterm election cycle, TV viewers were inundated with perhaps more political ads than ever before. Lisa Autry takes a look at Nielsen ratings for the Louisville and Lexington markets.
Bowling Green – The Internal Revenue Service is contacting more than 13,000 Kentucky tax preparers. Beginning next year, IRS spokeswoman Jodie Reynolds says each person must include their tax preparer ID number on every form they submit.
"In the past we would give these numbers to preparers if they wanted it so that way they didn't have to use their own social security number to identify themselves on the tax returns but now it's a requirement if you're going to be a paid tax return preparer you must have a tax preparer identification number," said Reynolds.
Bowling Green, KY – Relatively high unemployment rates are having an impact on clients who turn to the Commonwealth Health Free Clinic in Bowling Green. The Clinic's Executive Director says the facility is helping to provide healthcare for some people whose jobs have changed from full-time to part-time. Dan Modlin has more on the story.........
Bowling Green, KY – Vice-President for Research Dr. Gordon Baylis says the institution will increase its emphasis on research in the future, but won't be trying to compete with research institutions like the University of Louisville or the University of Kentucky. Dr. Baylis believes WKU will be recognized in the future as a "Research Intensive University." Dan Modlin has this report.........
Bowling Green, Ky – One of the most closely-watched US Senate races in the country turned into a rout. Republican Rand Paul of Bowling Green beat Democrat Jack Conway by 12 points. Lisa Autry was at Paul's campaign headquarters Tuesday night, and has this report.
Bowling Green – Voters in Kentucky on Tuesday will choose a new U-S Senator and members of Congress. In an interview with Lisa Autry, WKU political science professors Scott Lasley and Joel Turner analyze some the key races.
Bowling Green, KY – The new Alumni Center at WKU will be named in honor of Owensboro native Dale Augenstein. The WKU graduate and long-time supporter is pledging one million dollars toward the five million dollars needed to build the structure. In addition to pledging the fiscal support, Augenstein is chairing the campaign to raise the rest of the money needed for the Center, which will be located in Block 12 of the Bowling Green Tax Increment Financing District.
Bowling Green, KY – Kathryn Costello, WKU's new Vice-President for Development says alumni play a key role in the University's plans for private giving in the future. Costello will officially start her new job in January. She spoke with Dan Modlin.