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9:23 am
Tue December 8, 2009

Beshear: layoffs and furloughs possible in light of budget troubles

Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear says all options are on the table, including layoffs and furloughs, to balance the state budget. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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Regional
10:35 am
Mon December 7, 2009

Latest Ky revenue projections to show improvement

Frankfort, Ky – Later this month, revenue projections on which Kentucky's next biennial budget will be based will be delivered to state leaders. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports.

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Arts & Culture
4:16 pm
Thu December 3, 2009

WKU Pre-College Strings Program Looking to Expand

Ching-Yi Lin

Bowling Green, Ky – The WKU Pre-College Strings Program is an effort to encourage Warren County public school students to learn string instruments. The program's newest instructor is Ching Yi-Lin, who is hoping to expand the program to disadvantaged young people throughout the region. Kevin Willis spoke with Ching-Yi and one of her pupils about the program's goals.

Regional
4:08 pm
Thu December 3, 2009

Kentucky misses out on Harley-Davidson plant

Frankfort, Ky – Harley-Davidson won't be moving its Pennsylvania motorcycle assembly plant to Kentucky. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh tells us why.

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Regional
10:53 am
Thu December 3, 2009

Special Senate race could have big impact on legislature

Frankfort, Ky – All eyes will be on five central Kentucky counties Tuesday for a special election to fill a vacant state senate seat. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh says the election results could have deep repercussions.

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Regional
4:40 pm
Tue December 1, 2009

Capitol rotunda getting facelift

Frankfort, Ky – Scaffolding now completely fills the rotunda of the Kentucky State Capitol, where extensive renovation and repair work is underway. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh gives us an exclusive view from the top.

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Regional
10:09 am
Tue December 1, 2009

Deadline passes for agencies to inform of budget cuts

Frankfort, Ky – Monday was the deadline for state agencies to tell Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear how they intend to further trim their budgets. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports.

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Regional
10:03 am
Mon November 30, 2009

Tennessee group aims to give shoes to anybody in the world who needs them

Nashville, TN – The head of a Nashville-based charity known as "Soles for Souls" says their mission is simple--give shoes to people anywhere in the world who need them. Since Wayne Elsey got that idea five years ago, his group has given away millions of pairs of footwear to the needy and victims of natural disasters. Joe Corcoran has more on the charity's efforts.

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Regional
5:15 pm
Tue November 24, 2009

Kentucky census worker's death ruled a suicide

Frankfort, Ky – State and federal authorities in Kentucky are convinced a census worker found hanging from a tree in September killed himself. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports.

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Rising Cost of Health Care
3:58 pm
Tue November 24, 2009

Kentucky Chamber Wants Public Workers to Kick in More for Health Coverage

Bowling Green, Ky – The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce wants state employees to start paying part of their health insurance premiums. The state-wide business group says these payments would help to offset revenue shortfalls that could threaten a number of state programs, including funding for education. But, the Kentucky Education Association says the Chamber's proposal is a step in the wrong direction.

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