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7:46 am
Thu March 5, 2009

Ky road plan would keep gas tax at current level

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky lawmakers appear closer to action on a revised state road plan. House Speaker Greg Stumbo is hoping for a floor vote tomorrow. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has more.

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Regional
11:46 am
Wed March 4, 2009

Ky mesonet program helps with hazardous weather

Bowling Green, Ky – The statewide weather monitoring system known as the Kentucky mesonet is expected to expand this year. State climatologist Stuart Foster says 20 mesonet sites are already in operation, adding they've been providing useful information concerning hazardous weather in the commonwealth. Foster spoke with WKU Public Radio's Dan Modlin.

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Regional
11:42 am
Wed March 4, 2009

Bill giving incentives to bring NASCAR to Ky off and running

Frankfort, KY – Legislation aimed at helping bring a NASCAR Sprint Cup race to northern Kentucky is off to a fast start in the 2009 General Assembly. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh takes a detailed look at the measure and its potential impact.

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Regional
10:00 am
Tue March 3, 2009

Taxpayers to see only limited deductions for investment losses

Bowling Green, Ky – Millions of Americans lost money on investments in the past year. But those who actually sold assets at a loss will be limited in how much they can deduct on their 2008 tax returns. Dan Modlin spoke with Cliff Long, tax director for Holland CPAs in Bowling Green.

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Regional
9:54 am
Tue March 3, 2009

Vote on new investigative wing of General Assembly delayed

Frankfort, KY – Even after being revised, legislation creating an investigative arm of the Kentucky General Assembly is being put on hold. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh explains.

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Regional
8:44 am
Mon March 2, 2009

Ky General Assembly considers new investigative office

Frankfort, KY – A bill that would create an investigative arm of the Kentucky General Assembly gets its first hearing in a House committee today. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has details.

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Regional
10:47 am
Fri February 27, 2009

Bill would try to keep Ky kids safe while they're on the web

Bowling Green, Ky – The issue of cyber safety is drawing the attention of Kentucky lawmakers, and a relevant bill is now moving through the General Assembly. Dan Modlin speaks to Attorney General Jack Conway and consumer protection expert Todd Leatherman in this report about efforts to keep young people safe while they're on the web.

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Regional
5:13 am
Fri February 27, 2009

Kentucky Grocers Defeated in '09 General Assembly

Bowling Green, KY – A coalition of grocery stores in Kentucky want to change state law to allow the sale of wine in their establishments. Proponents say consumers want to be able to purchase wine and food at one stop. The proposal got lost this year in a legislative session with more pressing issues, such as the budget shortfall. But,proponents say they will try again next year. Lisa Autry has the story.

Regional
9:28 am
Thu February 26, 2009

Attorney General Conway leaning towards running for Senate

Bowling Green, Ky – Kentucky's Attorney General, Democrat Jack Conway, appears to be leaning towards a run for the US Senate seat currently held by Jim Bunning. Conway spoke to WKU Public Radio's Dan Modlin.

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Regional
4:27 am
Thu February 26, 2009

Lincoln biographer discusses lesser know facts about Honest Abe

Bowling Green, Ky – Richard Norton Smith is one of America's foremost Abraham Lincoln scholars. He recently talked to Dan Modlin about the Lincoln presidency, including the modern misconception that Lincoln was extremely popular during his lifetime.

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