Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear says he has been briefed by federal investigators on the ongoing probe of the state Transportation Cabinet. We get the latest from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.
Frankfort, Ky – Even with the backing of state lottery proceeds, financial aid for Kentucky college students is failing to keep pace with rising tuition costs. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.
Bowling Green, Ky – The IRS is warning taxpayers in the region that some fraudulent emails and faxes are being sent by someone trying to steal people's identities. IRS spokeswoman Jodie Reynolds says its important not to respond to phony communications that claim to be from the IRS. She says her group has received hundreds of calls about the scam. She spoke to our Dan Modlin.
Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear wants the Council on Postsecondary Education to report directly to him, a reversal of his predecessor's policy. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.
Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky Education Commissioner Jon Draud is making considerable news this year, but some of the reports raise questions about the job he's doing. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh looks at what effect, if any, the reports may have on Draud's first performance review.
Bowling Green, Ky – A statewide organization which focuses on mental health predicts 160,000 Kentuckians will be effected by major depression this year. The NAMI organization estimates that 5% of Kentucky's adult population will have an episode of major depression in 2008. Dan Modlin talked about these issues with Betsy Pierce, outreach coordinator for the WKU Counseling and Testing Services Center.
Bowling Green, Ky – Bowling Green area residents got to speak firsthand with the Governor as Steve Beshear continued a series of townhall meetings across the Bluegrass State. He was asked to explain his recent partial pardons of convicted felons in order they might regain the right to vote. WKU Public Radio's Lisa Autry attended the Warren County meeting, and has this extended report.