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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.