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2:50 pm
Mon May 3, 2010

Mongiardo: focus as US Senator would be on Kentucky jobs

Bowling Green, Ky – In one of a series of interviews with Kentucky's U.S Senate candidates, Democrat Daniel Mongiardo says he wants to help create "Kentucky specific" jobs. Mongiardo is the state's current Lieutenant Governor, and is from Hazard. He spoke to our Lisa Autry.

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Regional
2:55 pm
Fri April 30, 2010

"Extra Help" program offers assistance with medicare drug costs

Bowling Green, Ky – A change in the law this year is making it easier for some people to qualify for assistance in covering Medicare prescription drug plan costs. Southeast Regional Commissioner Paul Barnes says the new law exempts certain types of income from the qualification guidelines for the "Extra Help" program. Mr. Barnes spoke to our Dan Modlin.

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Regional
10:29 am
Thu April 29, 2010

Stumbo and Williams want Beshear to offer new spending plan

Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky House and Senate leaders say the best way to end the state's budget impasse is for Gov. Beshear to offer a new state spending plan. Beshear says he did that in January. The back-and-forth on the budget is keeping our Tony McVeigh busy at the State Capitol.

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Regional
9:54 am
Wed April 28, 2010

Web exclusive: recipe for ginger-peppercorn syrup

Bowling Green, Ky – Here's the recipe for the special syrup Cole Phelps uses for the mint juleps he makes at Louisville's Oakroom Restaurant:

1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup water
2 oz sliced or grated Ginger
1/3 cup whole black peppercorns

Bring to a slow simmer over medium heat for 5-10 minutes. Let cool, strain and serve!

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Arts & Culture
9:50 am
Wed April 28, 2010

Web exclusive: Mint Julep Recipe

Bowling Green, Ky – From our friend Cole Phelps, master mixologist at The Oakroom in Louisville:

Mint julep: Put 12 mint leaves in a glass, and add 3/4 oz. of syrup. Muddle gently, without tearing the leaves. While that sits, crush ice with a mallet. Add ice to glass, then pour in 2 1/4 oz. of bourbon. Add more ice to fill glass to the top. Pour in 1/4 oz more of the syrup on top of the ice, then garnish drink with mint. Add one sma

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Regional
3:49 pm
Tue April 27, 2010

WKU student recounts impact of farmer suicides in India

Bowling Green, Ky – WKU journalism student Colleen Stewart recently spent a week in Hyderabad, India. She was there as part of a team of students and faculty that went to India to learn about international reporting. While in India, Colleen and her professor, Sara Shipley Hiles, focused their efforts on reporting the country's growing number of farmer suicides. In her own words, Colleen describes what she saw.

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Arts & Culture
9:55 am
Tue April 27, 2010

Kentucky's Famous Drink, the Mint Julep, has History and Panache

This julep comes in the traditional silver cup.

Louisville, Ky – The mint julep stands proud as the beverage known as Kentucky's signature drink. Unless you're new to the area and haven't been paying attention, you know the julep is synonymous with the Kentucky Derby. What you might not know, however, is that the mint julep's history traces back to a rose water drink in the Middle East. Kevin Willis recently visited the famous Seelbach Hotel in Louisville to learn the history and proper preparation of the famous drink.

Regional
4:58 pm
Mon April 26, 2010

Sleep apnea study finds increased risk of stroke in women

Bowling Green, Ky – A new study of sleep apnea links that problem to an increased risk of stroke in both men and women. The lead researcher on the project, Dr. Susan Redline of Case Western Reserve University, says this is the first time that link has been established in women. She spoke to our Dan Modlin.

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Regional
9:19 am
Mon April 26, 2010

Kentucky government to shut down if no budget in place

Frankfort, Ky – On July 1st, if Kentucky is still without a state budget, a partial shutdown of state government will ensue. Non-essential services, like state parks, will close. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh explains why the commonwealth finds itself in such a precarious predicament.

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Regional
9:35 am
Tue April 20, 2010

Richards, DeCesare offer look ahead to special session

Bowling Green, Ky – Besides the budget, Governor Beshear will decide what issues will be addressed in a special session next month. Senate President David Williams has suggested adding charter schools to the agenda as Kentucky tries to secure millions of dollars in federal "race to the top" money. Lisa Autry recently spoke with Warren County lawmakers Jody Richards and Jim DeCesare, who offer a recap of the General Assembly and a look ahead at the special session.

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