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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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Regional
11:29 am
Mon September 28, 2009

Regional dairy farmers suffering from low milk prices

Bowling Green, Ky – Dairy farmers in Kentucky and surrounding states are suffering from relatively low milk prices and high feed costs. Barren County farmer Kenny Mattingly says the financial squeeze on dairy producers is the worst it's been in decades. He says consumer demand--and not government programs--will be the key to keeping some dairy farmers in business this year. Dan Modlin has our report.

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Regional
10:06 am
Mon September 28, 2009

Jobless Kentuckians learning the basics--applications, resumes, and more schooling

Bowling Green, Ky – The recession has put many people in the region on unemployment benefits--many for the first time in their lives. A recent job fair in Bowling Green tried to change that by teaching job seekers everything from filling out applications and resumes to going back to school. Joe Corcoran spoke to some of those looking for work, and has our report.

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Regional
9:22 am
Fri September 25, 2009

Nunn to wave hearing, take murder case straight to grand jury

Frankfort, Ky – Former Kentucky lawmaker Steve Nunn will waive a preliminary hearing in Fayette District Court Friday morning, sending his murder case directly to the grand jury. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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