Bowling Green, Ky – The Bowling Green Police Department faces considerable challenges in reaching out to the city's many immigrant communities. Bowling Green has a growing Hispanic population, as well as recent arrivals from Bosnia, Albania, Vietnam, Burma, Liberia, Iraq, and Burundi. Many of these immigrants are naturally suspicious of engaging with law enforcement. In this report, we hear from BGPD Chief Doug Hawkins and Officer Monica Woods, International Communities Liaison.
Bowling Green, Ky – The Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center is encouraging manufacturers in the state to look for safe ways to save energy. Executive Director Cam Metcalf says relatively cheap energy costs drew many manufacturers to the region in the past, but those costs have been increasing in recent years. A workshop to address the issue is being held in Bowling Green on Wednesday, June 16th. Dan Modlin has our story.
Frankfort, Ky – In Frankfort late last night, Kentucky lawmakers wrapped up their work in what turned out to be a six-day special session on the budget. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh was at the State Capitol when the final gavels fell.
Rhonda Hamilton, guest-hosting for Dee Dee Bridgewater, is onstage at the 30th annual Detroit International Jazz Festival. She introduces Christian McBride as "the premier bass player of his generation." All in the huge Motor City crowd cheer for that.
Somerset, Ky – In the second of his two-part series on drug abuse in the Pulaski County region, Dan Modlin tells us about a unique concern to law enforcement in Southeastern Kentucky. Commonwealth's Attorney Eddy Montgomery says some drug dealers are able to draw disability checks, which provides them with the materials needed to make and distribute illegal drugs.