Bowling Green, Ky – The President of Western Kentucky University thinks future construction projects on campus will have to have increased funding from the private sector. Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear is asking universities to cut 4% from their budgets this fiscal year to offset a state budget deficit. WKU President Gary Ransdell spoke with our Lisa Autry about the challenging budget situation.
Owensboro, Ky – As the Big Three Automakers prepare to talk with Congress about a financial aid package, the treasurer of the Kentucky Automobile Dealers Association says a lack of credit has been the most significant problem facing the US auto industry. Dan Modlin reports.
Ft. Campbell, Ky – President Bush was in Fort Campbell to thank 101st Airborne members who had returned home from the war in Iraq. Joe Corcoran was there, and has this report featuring comments from the President, as well as returning soldiers.
Bowling Green, Ky – It's become a familiar story: the Kentucky Governor is warning of painful budget cuts in the face of declining revenue intakes. Steve Beshear is calling on lawmakers to find ways to make cuts that don't impact essential services. Lisa Autry has this report on what the budget outlook will be in 2009.
Bowling Green – Western Kentucky University is experimenting with ways to cut energy costs. The school is planning a one-week shutdown in December and again in July. Lisa Autry speaks with W-K-U Provost Dr. Barbara Burch.