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9:28 am
Tue November 24, 2009

New Methadone Clinic in Hardin County Causing Controversy

Elizabethtown, Ky – A new business is open in Elizabethtown, but city and county leaders aren't exactly rolling out the red carpet. In fact, the opening of a methadone clinic in Hardin County is causing quite a bit of controversy. Lisa Autry traveled to Elizabethtown and has our report.

Regional
9:25 am
Tue November 24, 2009

A familiar name new WKU head football coach

WKU President Gary Ransdell, head football coach Willie Taggert, and Athletics Director Wood Selig
Clinton Lewis/WKU

Bowling Green, Ky – Former Hilltopper quarterback Willie Taggert has been named WKU's new head football coach. Taggert, who has been the running backs coach at Stanford, says he's looking forward to getting the WKU program "back on track." Dan Modlin reports.

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Regional
11:46 am
Thu November 19, 2009

Lindsey Wilson to host performance by mezzo-soprano

Laura Atkinson, performing in South Korea

Bowling Green, Ky – Lindsey Wilson College in Colombia is hosting a recital by mezzo-soprano Laura Atkinson that will feature opera arias, as well as spirituals and Broadway tunes. Lee Stott has this preview.

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Regional
3:54 pm
Wed November 18, 2009

New review says natural disasters cost Kentucky more than $1 billion

Frankfort, Ky – The Kentucky Public Service Commission is preparing to release a comprehensive review of utility company responses to two natural disasters that recently struck the state. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports.

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Regional
3:43 pm
Wed November 18, 2009

National study calls into question Kentucky's ability to handle revenue decline

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.

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New Surgical Techniques
9:05 am
Wed November 18, 2009

Owensboro Hospital Latest to Get New Surgical Technology

Two nurses prep the da Vinci surgical system at Owensboro Medical Health System.

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.

Regional
11:03 am
Tue November 17, 2009

Budget issues gaining spotlight as Kentucky legislative session nears

Frankfort, Ky – With Kentucky's 2010 legislative session just seven weeks off, budget-related activity is picking up in Frankfort. We get the latest from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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Regional
3:58 pm
Thu November 12, 2009

Report to explain causes of Danville prison riot

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.

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Regional
9:09 am
Thu November 12, 2009

New exhibit on military history opens in Frankfort

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.

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Regional
3:19 pm
Tue November 10, 2009

South Union Shaker Village to get proper cemetery marker

One of the historic buildings at South Union Shaker Village in Logan County, Ky

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.

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