Regional
12:16 pm
Wed July 22, 2009

Hate crimes down in Ky, but number of hate groups up

Frankfort, Ky – Hate crimes in Kentucky declined in 2007, but the number of active hate groups in the commonwealth slightly increased. We get more on the story from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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Regional
12:14 pm
Wed July 22, 2009

GM dealer skeptical regarding "cash for clunkers" program

Bowling Green, Ky – A government-backed program starts this week that is designed to encourage consumers to swap their gas guzzling autos for more fuel-efficient vehicles. In the first of two part series, Lisa Autry speaks with a GM dealer who considers the program worth a try, but doesn't have hopes.

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Regional
11:14 am
Tue July 21, 2009

Ky dairy farmers hoping for help from new commission

Bowling Green, Ky – A new milk commission has been established in Kentucky to help address economic concerns in the dairy industry. Maury Cox of the Kentucky Dairy Development Council says many people in the industry are hoping the commission can come up some suggestions, as producers face milk prices that have declined dramatically in the past year. Dan Modlin has our report.

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Regional
3:17 pm
Mon July 20, 2009

"Blue Lights" effort to target traffic violators

Bowling Green, Ky – A new traffic enforcement campaign is underway in Kentucky. The "Blue Lights Across the Bluegrass" effort is being coordinated by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and area law enforcement officials. Dan Modlin reports.

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Regional
12:39 pm
Mon July 20, 2009

Ahramson to join Beshear election ticket

Frankfort, Ky – It's official. Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramsom is Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear's running mate for the 2011 gubernatorial campaign. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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Regional
2:07 pm
Fri July 17, 2009

Jail inmates trying to better futures by getting GED

Bowling Green, Ky – Today's job market is tough for those with even the best education, but what about those whose resumes have the stain of jail time? Some inmates at the Warren County Regional Jail have increased their chances of landing a job by completing their GED. Jailer Jackie Strode says inmates often rely on former employers and churches to help them find a job after their release. Lisa Autry reports.

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Regional
1:59 pm
Fri July 17, 2009

New program aims to make older drivers safer

Bowling Green, Ky – Senior citizens in the Commonwealth are involved in more than 15,000 vehicle collision per year. Now, some special training programs for older drivers are being implemented in Southcentral Kentucky. Dan Modlin spoke with Bobby Williams, the Highway Safety Coordinator for the Barren River Area Development District.

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Regional
9:44 am
Thu July 16, 2009

Ky Senate loses GOP member to PSC

Frankfort, Ky – A gubernatorial appointment means the Republican-controlled Kentucky Senate now has one less Republican. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh explains.

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Regional
9:28 am
Wed July 15, 2009

Capitol dome in Frankfort getting a facelift

Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky's State Capitol in Frankfort will be 100 years old next year and efforts are already underway to spruce up the dome of the historic building's rotunda. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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Regional
10:17 am
Tue July 14, 2009

Beshear warns some agencies may suffer bigger budget cuts

Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear's administration is following up on warnings of deeper budget cuts than earlier anticipated for some state agencies. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has the story.

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