Bowling Green, Ky – The Pew Center on the States recently released a report comparing the economic challenges facing states to the critical revenue shortage in California. The study raised some serious questions about Kentucky's ability to deal with future revenue shortfalls. WKU Economics Professor Brian Strow says the Commonwealth owes too much money, and needs to take a serious look at how much it's spending. He spoke with our Dan Modlin.
Owensboro, Ky – The Owensboro Medical Health System is the latest hospital in Kentucky to use a new piece of surgical technology known as the da Vinci. The system is changing the way procedures like hysterectomies are performed, with many patients experiencing much shorter recovery times. Kevin Willis visited OMHS and spoke with a surgeon who explained how the da Vinci system works.
Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky corrections officials say a final report on the cause of an August riot at a medium security prison near Danville will be released Friday, November 13th. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has the story.
Frankfort, Ky – In honor of this year's Veterans Day, a powerful new exhibit on military history is opening at the Kentucky History Center in Frankfort. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh got a preview.
South Union, Ky – The Shaker Village at South Union, Ky is renowned for its beautiful landscapes and architecture. But one important landmark has gone largely unknown by the general public. A cemetery holding the bodies of more than 400 Shakers sits in a field near South Union, without any visible markers to honor the dead. But that's about to change, as Kevin Willis reports.
Bowling Green, Ky – The 2009-2010 season gets underway for the WKU basketball teams in the coming days. Hilltopper coach Ken McDonald says his team will be facing a very tough non-conference schedule. In this report by Dan Modlin, you can hear comments from McDonald and the coach of the WKU womens' team, Mary Taylor Cowles.
Bowling Green – Once Kentucky's largest hotel, the Owensboro Executive Inn opened its doors nearly 35 years ago. From weddings and proms to concerts and political rallies, the Executive Inn knew how to draw a crowd. Crowds will be on hand again this weekend to watch the local landmark be demolished. Lisa Autry has this remembrance.
Bowling Green, Ky – A man who has spent much of life exploring and writing about caves has written a new book about the life of Mammoth Cave guide Steven Bishop. It's a unique book, written from the perspective of Bishop's wife, who--like her husband--was a slave. Dan Modlin spoke with author Roger Brucker.