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3:22 pm
Mon January 9, 2012

Influential Kentucky Senate Republican to help Beshear with gambling bill

Sen. Damon Thayer (R-Georgetown)
Kentucky Legislative Research Commission

While Senate President David Williams and other GOP state lawmakers have expressed criticism of the Governor's expanded gambling plans, at least one Senate Republican says he'll help Beshear. Kevin Willis has this story about Scott County Senator Damon Thayer.

Regional
1:14 pm
Mon January 9, 2012

Former Hilltopper Romeo Crennel is the New Head Coach of the Kansas City Chiefs

WKU Athletics

Bowling Green, KY – Romeo Crennel, who played and coached for the WKU Hilltopper football team early in his career, has been tapped to be the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs. While serving as interim head coach late this season, Crennel led the team to an upset win over the previously undefeated Green Bay Packers. He also coached the team to a victory over the Denver Broncos, who last night eliminated the Pittsburgh Steelers from the NFL playoffs.

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Regional
12:58 pm
Mon January 9, 2012

Kentucky State Parks Dealing with Budget Concerns

File photograph of Elaine Walker being interviewed by Joe Corcoran at WKU Public Radio

Bowling Green, KY – State Parks in several western states are facing severe budget cut backs. The new Commissioner of Kentucky State Parks, Elaine Walker, says the outlook for Kentucky is more positive, but she's looking for public-private partnerships to help offset possible reductions in funding. Dan Modlin has this report......

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Regional
4:26 pm
Fri January 6, 2012

Ken McDonald out as WKU head basketball coach

Bowling Green, Ky – WKU basketball coach Ken McDonald has been fired. A statement released by the school this morning says assistant coach Ray Harper has been named interim coach. WKU Athletics Director Ross Bjork and Harper are holding a news conference this afternoon at 2pm to discuss the decision. The Toppers are 5-11 so far this season, and lost at home Thursday night to Louisiana-Lafayette.

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WKU Basketball
4:21 pm
Fri January 6, 2012

Ray Harper Introduced as Interim WKU Men's Basketball Coach

Bowling Green, Ky – WKU Athletics Director Ross Bjork Friday afternoon officially introduced Ray Harper as the Hilltopper's interim head coach. This comes after Ken McDonald was fired following a 5-11 start to the season. Bjork said a national search will get underway to identify the next full-time head coach. Bjork added Harper would be considered for the full-time job. Kevin Willis covered today's announcement and has this report.

Coach Ken McDonald
3:37 pm
Fri January 6, 2012

WKU Basketball Coach Fired

WKU basketball coach Ken McDonald has been fired. A statement released by the school this morning says assistant coach Ray Harper has been named interim coach.  The Toppers are 5-11 so far this season, and lost at home Thursday night to Louisiana-Lafayette. 

Regional
9:13 am
Fri January 6, 2012

Edmonson County Wins Grant in Honor of Jacob Irwin

Regional
11:51 am
Wed January 4, 2012

Former Gubernatorial Candidate Gatewood Galbreath Dead

Bowling Green/Frankfort – Governor Steve Beshear says he was "shocked and saddened" to hear about the death of former political opponent Gatewood Galbraith. The Governor called the 64 year old Lexington attorney "a gutsy, articulate, and passionate advocate." Galbraith's running mate in last fall's election, Dea Riley, confirmed Galbraith's death. Gatewood Galbraith had advocated the legalization of hemp, and ran for Governor a total of five times. His most recent Independent run for Governor ended with a third-place finish.

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Regional
4:32 pm
Tue January 3, 2012

Grocery Prices Jump Nearly Nine Percent in Kentucky in 2011

Bowling Green, KY – The latest market basket survey from the Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation finds that retail food prices increased 8.8 percent in the Commonwealth in 2011. But officials with the Farm Bureau stress that energy and transportation costs are the key factors behind the higher grocery prices. Farm Bureau spokesman Dan Smaldone says farmers get only sixteen cents from the average food dollar in the U-S. Dan Modlin has more on the story.......

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Regional
10:30 am
Mon January 2, 2012

Business Group Looks Ahead to Start of General Assembly

(L-R) House Speaker Pro Tem Larry Clark, D-Louisville, confers with Rep. Jim Wayne, D-Louisville, during House budget briefing. Photo by Tony McVeigh

Bowling Green, KY – The President of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce predicts that lawmakers will be dealing with some tough budgetary decisions in upcoming weeks. David Adkisson also thinks the long term problem of funding the state's pension system will need to be addressed. Dan Modlin talks with him......

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