Regional
2:09 pm
Mon August 17, 2009

Ky CPE head wants course offerings widely available

Bowling Green, Ky – The President of Kentucky's Council on Postsecondary Education says colleges and universities must continue to make course offerings accessible. Robert King believes increasing numbers of non-traditional students will be attending colleges in the years ahead. He spoke to our Dan Modlin.

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Regional
2:03 pm
Mon August 17, 2009

New education leader in Ky author of blog

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky's new Education Commissioner is living up to transparency promises he made upon his recent hiring. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh explains.

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Regional
2:47 pm
Fri August 14, 2009

Leaders detail educational impacts of BRAC in Ft. Knox region

Bowling Green, Ky – Some of those involved in the planning for base realignment changes at Ft. Knox believe the impact will be more significant than many people in the state realize. WKU President Gary Ransdell is one of the university leaders who attended a symposium this week on the future educational needs in the Ft. Knox region. Dan Modlin attended the session and has this report.

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Regional
9:28 am
Fri August 14, 2009

Concerns arise over program preserving Ky's public documents

Frankfort, Ky – Some recent disasters are drawing attention to a 25-year old program aimed at protecting and preserving Kentucky's treasure trove of public documents. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh says alarm bells are sounding over declines in funding for the program.

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Regional
9:26 am
Thu August 13, 2009

KACO trying to turn the page after spending questions

Bowling Green, KY – The Kentucky Association of Counties is under the microscope for questionable spending habits, following newspaper reports about credit card charges to strip clubs. KACO leaders also paid 50 restaurant bills of $1,000 or more over two years. Lisa Autry has this report on what the organization is doing to combat the bad publicity.

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Regional
9:23 am
Thu August 13, 2009

Ky League of Cities trying to weather intense scrutiny

Bowling Green, Ky – A spokesman for the Kentucky League of Cities believes the down economy is impacting public opinion of the organization. The League, which provides legal and financial services to Kentucky cities, has come under criticism after media reports unveiled questionable travel expenses from the priciest hotels and restaurants to strip clubs. Lisa Autry reports.

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Regional
9:00 am
Thu August 13, 2009

Ky's fiscal outlook worse than expected

Frankfort, Ky – Economic experts who advise Kentucky lawmakers and the governor are revising downward this fiscal year's state revenue estimates. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has the numbers.

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Regional
9:44 am
Tue August 11, 2009

"Newgrass" festival expected to draw fans to Warren County

Bowling Green, Ky – A major bluegrass music event is expected to draw thousands of fans to Warren County later this month. The International Newgrass Festival will be held at Balance MotoCross, north of Bowling Green. Marissa Butler of the Bowling Green Area Convention and Visitor's Bureau says the event is drawing bluegrass fans from many parts of North America. Dan Modlin has our story.

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Regional
9:16 am
Tue August 11, 2009

Bowling Green and Etown hoping to attract commercial airline

Bowling Green, Ky – The Bowling Green-Warren County Regional Airport hopes by next spring to offer commuter flights. Airport manager Rob Barnett says Bowling Green hasn't had commercial service since a state subsidized airline left many years ago. Similar efforts are underway in Elizabethtown. Lisa Autry has this report.

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Regional
9:07 am
Tue August 11, 2009

Bad economy hits Ky's tax collections

Frankfort, Ky – With Kentucky's unemployment rate soaring, citizens' income and spending have been reduced. The proof is in sagging state sales tax and individual income tax collections. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has the numbers.

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