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9:47 am
Tue January 5, 2010

Kentucky Governor Previews 2010 General Assembly

Bowling Green – Kentucky lawmakers return to Frankfort Tuesday, January 5 for the start of the 2010 legislative session. The overriding issue will be overcoming a 1.5 billion dollar budget deficit over the next two years. Governor Steve Beshear talked about his legislative priorities in a phone interview with Lisa Autry.

Regional
4:51 pm
Mon January 4, 2010

Beshear announces details on next state budget

Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear unveils his plan for reducing a huge deficit in the current state budget. We get details from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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Regional
4:49 pm
Mon January 4, 2010

Chief Justice of Ky Supreme Court worried about cuts to courts

Bowling Green, Ky – Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr. is worried about the impact budget cuts could have on the state's court system. He also spoke to WKU Public Radio about efforts to increase transparency in state financial matters.

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The Economy Project
2:20 pm
Wed December 23, 2009

Slow Economy Has Workers Raiding Retirement Funds

Bowling Green – The down economy has more Americans tapping their retirement savings. One business group says nearly half of those changing or losing jobs last year took cash out of their 401k accounts. In this report, Lisa Autry speaks with Bowling Green financial adviser Tony Walker who says it can be risky and expensive to tap retirement funds early.

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The Economy Project
4:28 pm
Thu December 17, 2009

Age Discrimination a Worry as Workforce Grows Older

Bowling Green, Ky – As many older employees try to stay in the workforce longer, some are facing age discrimination. Dan Modlin explores these legal issues with Bowling Green attorney Steve Hixson.

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The Economy Project
4:26 pm
Thu December 17, 2009

Older Workers Face Challenges as They Try to Stay in Workforce Longer

Bowling Green, Ky – Many older workers are hoping to stay on the job longer, in light of recent losses in retirement plan or longer life expectancy. Dan Modlin recently spoke with Howard Eglit of the Chicago-Kent School of Law about a recent study on older workers conducted by the Pew Foundation.

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Regional
7:22 am
Thu December 17, 2009

Message this: No texting while driving for state workers in Ky

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has issued an executive order banning state employees from text messaging while driving government-owned vehicles. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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Regional
7:18 am
Thu December 17, 2009

Drex Davis, former Ky Sec of State, dead at 88

Frankfort, KY – Former Kentucky Secretary of State Drex Davis has died. He was 88. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh looks back at Davis' long record of public service.

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Regional
7:52 am
Wed December 16, 2009

WKU military historian recalls importance of Battle of the Bulge, 65 years later

Bowling Green, Ky – December 16th marks the 65th anniversary of a pivotal World War Two battle. The Battle of the Bulge began when German troops went on the offensive against Allied forces in western Europe. Dan Modlin spoke with WKU military historian Dr. Jack Thacker about the battle, and it's impact on WWII.

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Regional
7:43 am
Wed December 16, 2009

As 2010 General Assembly nears, lawmakers face up to bleak budget outlook

(L-R) House Speaker Pro Tem Larry Clark, D-Louisville, confers with Rep. Jim Wayne, D-Louisville, during House budget briefing. Photo by Tony McVeigh

Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky lawmakers continue preparations for the 2010 legislative session, which begins in less than three weeks. During a budget briefing in Frankfort, Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh says not too many people were smiling.

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