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1:18 pm
Thu January 12, 2012

Kentucky lawmakers get advice on how to battle meth epidemic

Officials from outside of Kentucky are encouraging state lawmakers not to repeat their missteps in the fight against meth.

At a joint meeting of the House and Senate Judiciary committees, officials from Oklahoma and Mississippi testified about how they've restricted the purchase of pseudoephedrine (PSE)—a common decongestant in cold medicines and an integral ingredient in meth.

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Regional
12:31 pm
Thu January 12, 2012

WKU "Student Services and Technology" Rank in Top Ten

Bowling Green, KY – U-S News and World Report this week listed Western Kentucky University among the top ten schools in the nation for on-line student services and technology. The rankings are very competitive, and some universities point to the publication's ratings when trying to boost enrollment figures. Dan Modlin talks with Beth Laves, the Associate Vice-Psresident for Extended Learning and Outreach......

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Politics
9:47 am
Thu January 12, 2012

Democratic redistricting plan would pit numerous GOP incumbents against each other

House Speaker Greg Stumbo (D-Prestonsburg)
Kentucky Legislative Research Commission

A plan to redraw all 100 Kentucky House districts is being pegged as unfair to Republicans because it forces up to nine GOP incumbents to run against each other.

The plan cleared the State Government Committee today despite complaints from Republicans.

The new districts would put the following legislators into campaigns against each other:

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Local
9:43 am
Thu January 12, 2012

Winter weather advisory in effect for WKU Public Radio listening area

Weather update: The National Weather Service says our listening area is under a Winter Weather Advisory from noon central time until Friday at 8am. One to two inches of snow is expected by late tonight. Temperatures will get into the mid 40s this afternoon, but will then drop into the 20s, where they'll stay throughout the evening and overnight hours. There's a 20% chance of continued snow showers Friday morning, with highs around 30.

Regional
4:56 pm
Wed January 11, 2012

Agriculture Commissioner Calls for Audit

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky's new Agriculture Commissioner, James Comer, says a special audit of his agency is needed to restore public confidence. Comer and Auditor Adam Edelen held a news conference in Frankfort today, announcing plans for such an audit. Former Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer was accused of mis-using funds during last year's election, but Farmer denied those allegations. The findings of the new audit will be released to the public when it is completed.

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Regional
2:31 pm
Wed January 11, 2012

Democratic redistricting plan pits many GOP incumbents against each other

Frankfort, Ky – A plan to redraw all 100 Kentucky House districts is being pegged as unfair to Republicans because it forces up to nine GOP incumbents to run against each other.

The plan cleared the State Government Committee today despite complaints from Republicans.

The new districts would put the following legislators into campaigns against each other:

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Regional
12:21 pm
Wed January 11, 2012

Wednesday I-65 update: one lane now open

Bowling Green, Ky – One lane is now open along Interstate 65 at Mile Point 98 (Northbound).
With wet road surfaces, approaching motorists are advised to use extreme caution. Total cleanup, allowing all three lanes to reopen, is expected to take 4 to 5 hours. The Kentucky Department of Highways District 4 Office in Elizabethtown will continue to provide updates.

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Local
11:24 am
Wed January 11, 2012

One lane of northbound I-65 now open in Hardin County

One lane is open following an accident along northbound Interstate 65 at Mile Marker 98. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews are on-scene and expect full cleanup to take 6-7 hours. Congested northbound traffic is expected south of the accident site.

Regional
9:14 am
Wed January 11, 2012

Northbound I-65 lanes at Etown closed Wednesday morning

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2012 General Assembly
1:36 pm
Tue January 10, 2012

Bill would change the way Kentucky teachers are evaluated

A bill aimed at overhauling how Kentucky public school teachers are evaluated is headed to the House floor. Kevin Willis has our report.

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