Bowling Green, Ky – City leaders in Bowling Green are debating whether or not to enact a ban on smoking in certain public areas. Lisa Autry has this in-depth look at the arguments behind both sides of the issue. We hear from commissioner Slim Nash, who is sponsoring the ban, and citizens like Bob Talley who say local government shouldn't tell businesses they can't allow smoking on their property.
Fancy Farm, Ky – The Kentucky's govenor's race wasn't the only attention-grabbing campaign at this year's Fancy Farm picnic. As Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports, there was considerable talk about next year's US Senate race, as well.
Fancy Farm, Ky – The two men who want to be Kentucky's next governor spent time Saturday lobbing verbal grenades at each other. Watching the battle at the annual Fancy Farm picnic unfold was Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.
Bowling Green, Ky – Several groups representing Kentucky veterans want state lawmakers to consider funding for a western Kentucky veteran's healthcare facility. A military leader in the state says the facility is needed to help provide special care for alzheimer's patients.
Bowling Green, Ky – A structural engineer who teaches at Western Kentucky University says many people may be misled by the "structurally deficient" rating which had been given to the bridge that collapsed in Minneapolis. Dr. Shane Palmquist conducted bridge inspections for more than five years, and says the rating has a specific meaning to inspectors. He spoke to Dan Modlin in the studio of Western's Public Radio.