Denver, CO – Among the Democrats headed home today is Kentuckian Diane Wood. Wood, who lives on the Kentucky border near Fort Campbell, went to Denver, hoping to vote for Hillary Clinton. But yesterday she told reporter Charles Lane she's very satisfied with presidential nominee Barack Obama.
Bowling Green, Ky – The WKU football team faces an extremely tough road schedule this year, which gets underway with a trip to Indiana University. WKU Head Coach Dave Elson says players on this year's team are anxious to meet the challenge, and earn respect from opponents. Dan Modlin has this preview of the upcoming season.
Bowling Green, Ky – The rubber stamp Russian parliament has voted to recognize the independence of two sections of the Georgian Republic, South Ossetia and Abkhazia. Russia and Georgia recently fought a brief war over South Ossetia, with the US warning Moscow not to try to break apart Georgia. David Keeling, head of the WKU Geography and Geology Department, recently returned from Russia and spoke to Dan Modlin about the disputed territories.
Murray, KY – The Democratic National Convention's first night was a memorable one for Graves County, Kentucky native Micah Spicer.
Spicer, who is Kentucky's youngest delegate at 19 years old, says although the convention's opening ceremony revolved around unifying the party, there were obvious divisions surrounding Senators Obama and Clinton.
Elizabethtown, Ky – The two candidates vying for Kentucky's 2nd Congressional House seat met Monday night in Elizabethtown for a forum sponsored by the Kentucky Farm Bureau. Democrat David Boswell and Republican Brett Guthrie discussed their positions on free trade, environmental protection, tax policy, and labor issues. Kevin Willis was at the Hardin County event, and has our report.
Frankfort, Ky – ZAP-mobiles are coming to Simpson County, Kentucky. That's where the electric vehicle company says it will build a huge manufacturing plant. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.
Bowling Green, Ky – Kentucky is one of only two states that do not automatically restore a felon's voting rights once all debts to society have been paid. But since March, Governor Beshear has granted partial pardons to nearly 800 inmates, allowing them to register for the November election. Several of those pardoned were convicted of crimes such as murder and rape. Lisa Autry has our report.