Regional
3:03 pm
Fri January 7, 2011

Bowling Green Mayor is Governor's Choice for Secretary of State

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Regional
11:16 am
Fri January 7, 2011

WKU Historians Reflect on Robert E. Lee's Decision to Join the Confederacy

Bowling Green, KY – A pair of historians from Western Kentucky University say Robert E. Lee faced a very difficult decision when he had to choose between commanding the Union army or siding with his home state of Virginia. That decision 150 years ago marked a key turning point in the development of leadership in what became the Confederate Army. Dan Modlin talks with Dr. Jack Thacker and Dr. Glenn LaFanatasie.......

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Regional
10:31 am
Wed January 5, 2011

Kentucky Legislature Gets New Leadership

Frankfort, KY – A new session of the Kentucky General Assembly starts with new leadership in the House and Senate. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh explains

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Regional
11:59 am
Tue January 4, 2011

The Idea of "Modernizing State Government" is Drawing Attention in Frankfort

Bowling Green, KY – The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the President of the Kentucky Senate say lawmakers in Frankfort need to be aware of calls to "modernize" state government.
Senate President David Williams believes its time to take a fresh look at the tax code in the state, and Kentucky Chamber of Commerce President David Adkisson says its extremely important to be certain that Kentucky's small businesses are able to compete effectively in the global marketplace.

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Regional
10:50 am
Mon January 3, 2011

General Assembly to tackle statewide testing issue

Bowling Green, Ky – Education is expected to be a main focus of the next Kentucky General Assembly session in Frankfort. Last year, lawmakers voted to end the annual assessment regime known as the Commonwealth Accountability Testing System--or "CATS." Lawmakers and educators are now trying to hammer out a new testing strategy. To get a preview, we spoke to Brad Hughes, with the Kentucky School Boards Association.

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Regional
11:43 am
Tue December 28, 2010

Reflecting on South Carolina's 1860 Decision to Leave the Union

Bowling Green, KY – WKU Historians Dr. Glenn LaFantasie and Dr. Jack Thacker say several southern states were quick to follow South Carolina's lead in leaving the union. Some maintained that the founding fathers intended states to have the right to leave the federal government. Dan Modlin spoke with the WKU Historians........

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Regional
4:11 pm
Mon December 27, 2010

Fort Knox Leader, a Veteran of the Iraq War, Anticipates First Mission to Afghanistan

Fort Knox – More than 3,000 soldiers from central Kentucky begin leaving this week for Afghanistan. They make up the Third Brigade Combat Team stationed at Fort Knox. Over the next year, WKU Public Radio will be getting updates on the mission from a battalion commander, Lieutenant Colonel James Vizzard. He spoke with WKYU's Lisa Autry.

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Regional
2:00 pm
Tue December 21, 2010

Mediation Project Helps Families with Legal Costs

Attorney Bart Darrell is among the attorneys donating time to the Mediation Project.
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Bowling Green, KY – The Warren County Mediation Program can help families in the area address a number of legal matters that relate to children. Participants in the program say the mediation approach can help to serve famillies who can't afford legal fees...and can help to reduce the load on busy courtroom dockets. Dan Modlin has more on the story...

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Regional
1:52 pm
Tue December 21, 2010

Hospitality House to open in January

Regional
10:59 am
Fri December 17, 2010

Jobless Rates Rise Again in Kentucky

Bowling Green, KY – Kentucky's jobless rate has reached 10.2 percent. State officials say that reading is the highest unemployment rate since May of this year, and marks a two-tenths of a percent increase in the past month. Although the overall jobless rate moved higher, some sectors did show job growth in November. The Education and Health Services sector, for example, showed an increase of eleven hundred jobs for that month.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that about 212 thousand Kentuckians were unemployed in November.

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