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2:26 pm
Wed October 7, 2009

Annual Governor's Arts Awards handed out

Frankfort, KY – The 2009 Governor's Awards in the Arts were handed out Tuesday at a public ceremony in the rotunda of the Kentucky State Capitol. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh was there.

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Regional
9:12 am
Tue October 6, 2009

New toll free hotline open in Ky for flu questions

Frankfort, KY – Kentuckians seeking information on H1N1, or swine flu, can now call a toll free hotline. We get details from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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Health
9:29 am
Mon October 5, 2009

HIV Researcher in Owensboro More Positive than Ever a Vaccine is Possible

Louisville, Ky – Kentucky's most innovative HIV researcher says he's excited about the news concerning a recent clinical trial involving 16,000 adults in Thailand. Dr. Kenneth Palmer is a Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Louisville. He says many in the field of HIV prevention had given up hope that a vaccine was possible. The Thailand study showed those who took a combination of vaccines had a 31% decreased risk of contracting the virus that causes AIDS.

Regional
9:19 am
Mon October 5, 2009

Debate emerges over quality of food served in state prisons

Bowling Green, Ky – A state lawmakers from Greenville wants the legislature to end a food service contract between Aramark and Kentucky prisons. Brent Yonts says the food being served by the company is substandard. However, Aramark spokeswoman Sarah Jarvis says the charges are baseless, and that the food served to prisoners is more than adequate. Dan Modlin reports.

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Health of Tennessee Women
12:40 pm
Fri October 2, 2009

Tennessee Women's Health Report Card has Several Ugly Grades

Nashville, TN – One researcher who contributed to the 2009 Tennessee Women's Health Report Card says the results show the state is paying for unhealthy lifestyles. The first-of-its-kind effort in Tennessee gives the state failing or near-failing grades in categories such as obesity, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. We spoke with Dr. Katherine Hartmann, Director of Women's Health Research at Vanderbilt University, and Tennessee Health Commissioner Susan Collins.

Regional
3:39 pm
Thu October 1, 2009

Kentucky to receive H1N1 flu vaccine the week of Oct. 5th

Frankfort, KY – The first shipments of H1N1, or swine flu, vaccine will soon be arriving in Kentucky. We get the latest from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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Regional
11:24 am
Wed September 30, 2009

Auction Sales Help Alleviate a Bit of Kentucky's Deficit

Frankfort, Ky – A couple of auctions of surplus state property are helping make a dent in Kentucky's ongoing deficit problem. Combined, the auctions raised more than $1.5 million for the commonwealth. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh dropped by Tuesday's auction.

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Regional
8:43 am
Wed September 30, 2009

Gifted students can come from all backgrounds

Bowling Green, Ky – A recent study regarding teacher attitudes indicates many educators have mistaken impressions about children who are gifted. Dr. Cheryll Adams of Ball State University says the study found some teachers assume that children who come from troubled families can't be gifted. Dan Modlin has our report.

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Regional
11:32 am
Tue September 29, 2009

Depression screening activities being held throughout Kentucky

Bowling Green, Ky – National depression screening activities will be held across the region in upcoming days. Betsy Pierce of the WKU Counseling and Testing Center says a screening can help provide valuable information for many people who are suffering. She spoke to our Dan Modlin.

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Regional
11:28 am
Tue September 29, 2009

Hardin County man busted over bogus investment scam

Frankfort, Ky – An Elizabethtown man has been jailed for violating a court order to stop marketing and selling bogus investment contracts. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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