Bowling Green, Ky – A new political movement is gaining steam around the country ahead of this year's elections. The organizers of the "Coffee Party USA" say they aren't an anti-tea party movement. Rather, Bowling Green chairwoman Claudia Hanes says her group is about bringing civility to politics and looking for solutions to problems. Joe Corcoran has our report.
Bowling Green, Ky – The book "Bowling Green Since 1950" is a compilation of photos by Tommy Hughes, who for 50 years captured the city through his camera. Portia Pennington co-authored the book and helped compile the pictures. She spoke to WKU Public Radio's Lee Stott.
Bowling Green, Ky – With just over a month remaining before Kentucky's primary election, Republicans wanting to replace retiring US Senator Jim Bunning debated in Bowling Green last night. Lisa Autry attended the event, and has this report.
Bowling Green, Ky – As part the WKU Cultural Enhancement Series, the former national Poet Laureate Bill Collins is coming to campus. Collins will discuss poetry Tuesday, April 13th, at 7:30pm in WKU's Van Meter Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. Ahead of his talk at WKU, Collins spoke to WKU Public Radio's Dan Modlin.
Bowling Green, Ky – Potential home buyers have a few days left to take advantage of a federal tax credit. April 30th is the deadline to get a house under contract and still qualify for $8,000 for first-time buyers, and $6,500 for repeat buyers. Alan Read with Crye-Leike Realty in Bowling Green says the tax incentive has propelled many people into the market.
Bowling Green, Ky – A researcher with the USDA Forest Service says something called "white nose syndrome" could become a serious threat to bat populations in Kentucky. Dr. Susan Loeb says experts are conducting a number of studies nationwide to look for answers to the mysterious disease. She spoke to our Dan Modlin.
Bowling Green – A Kentucky National guard unit deploys today for Afghanistan with an unusual mission: agriculture. As Lisa Autry reports, many soldiers are leaving their own crops and livestock to help farmers a world away become more self-sufficient and avoid the illegal drug trade.
Bowling Green, Ky – WKU President Gary Ransdell has introduced the University's next Provost. Dr. Gordon Emslie is coming to Bowling Green from Oklahoma State University. He takes over the Provost position from Barbara Burch, who will return to the faculty ranks this summer. Dan Modlin spoke with Dr. Emslie.
Bowling Green, Ky – It seems like a recurring bad dream: time is running out in the current legislative session, and Kentucky lawmakers remain unable to agree on a two-year budget plan. WKU Public Radio's Lisa Autry has this look ahead at what the next week or so may hold as negotiations continue.
Bowling Green, Ky – Five years after it was first brought up and after three separate controversial votes, WKU has approved health benefits for the domestic partners of staff and faculty. In this report, Joe Corcoran explores the issue and speaks to some of those who will be directly impacted by the policy change.