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1:33 pm
Tue November 10, 2009

WKU football coach Elson fired, search for new coach underway

Bowling Green, Ky – WKU is beginning the process of finding a new head football coach, following Monday's announcement that current coach Dave Elson has been fired. Kevin Willis reports.

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Regional
9:12 am
Fri November 6, 2009

Owensboro residents offer memories of Executive Inn Rivermont

Owensboro's Executive Inn, days before it was demolished by controlled explosion

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.

Regional
9:30 am
Thu November 5, 2009

New book explores life of legendary Mammoth Cave guide and slave Stephen Bishop

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.

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Regional
10:28 am
Wed November 4, 2009

In Owensboro, best sites identified to view hotel implosion

Owensboro, Ky – City officials in Owensboro are mapping out the sites with the best views of this weekend's implosion of the Executive Inn Rivermont Hotel. Kevin Willis has more.

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War in Afghanistan
9:20 am
Wed November 4, 2009

WKU Political Scientist Says US Left With No Easy Answers in Afghanistan

Bowling Green, Ky – The decision to cancel an upcoming Presidential runoff election in Afghanistan still leaves some tough decisions for US leaders as they try to deal with political turmoil and violence there. WKU Political Science Professor Soleimon Kiasatpour says there are no easy answers for America's political and military leaders. He spoke with our Dan Modlin.

Regional
9:13 am
Wed November 4, 2009

Kentucky facing lack of large animal veterinarians

Bowling Green, Ky – Livestock industry leaders in Kentucky are concerned about a shortage of large animal veterinarians. Dr. Gordon Jones of the WKU Agriculture Department says the Bluegrass State isn't alone in trying to deal with the issue. A new program aimed at encouraging students to become large animal vets is being unveiled in Kentucky. Dan Modlin has this story.

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Regional
9:23 am
Tue November 3, 2009

Unemployed Kentuckians look to Congress for relief

Bowling Green – About five thousand Kentuckians have exhausted the maximum number of benefits they can collect through unemployment insurance. Whether or not they receive additional help from the federal government will depend on the U.S. Senate. Lawmakers are considering extending unemployment benefits up to 20 weeks. Similar legislation has already cleared the U.S. House. Another extension would be the fourth in just over a year. Lisa Autry reports.

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Intersection of Health and Business
9:38 am
Fri October 30, 2009

Owensboro Leaders Believe New Hospital will Improve Health Care, Business

Owensboro, Ky – The head of the Owensboro Medical Health System says a new hospital would greatly improve the experience of those seeking care. OHMS President and CEO Jeff Barber believes a new facility is necessary to serve those in Daviess County, as well as those who come from surrounding counties such as Henderson, Ohio, and Union. Groundbreaking is set to take place in March, with the new hospital opening in 2013. Kevin Willis went to Owensboro to learn more about what the hospital will look like.

Regional
2:28 pm
Thu October 29, 2009

Auditor says KACO executives committed wasteful spending

Frankfort, Ky – Extravagant spending has been revealed in a State Auditor's examination of the finances of the Kentucky Association of Counties. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports.

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Regional
2:25 pm
Thu October 29, 2009

WKU taking steps to lessen number of students needing remedial help

Bowling Green, Ky – WKU is announcing a new partnership with the Green River Regional Education Cooperative. The two organizations will work together to address concerns about the relatively high number of students who need remedial classes when they get to college. WKU Provost Barbara Burch spoke to WKU Public Radio about the issue.

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