Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky education officials will soon learn if their efforts to improve student scores on college and workplace readiness exams are paying off. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports from Frankfort.
Bowling Green, Ky – A political scientist from Northern Kentucky University says Governor Fletcher appears to "be in a whole lot of trouble" with six weeks to go before Election Day. Dr. Michael Baranowski points to multiple polls showing Democrat Steve Beshear with double-digit leads. Baranowski says while there can be inaccuracies with phone surveys, the margin of error is usually less than 5%. He spoke to our Lisa Autry.
Carrollton, Ky – The first-ever summit for faith-based and community social service agencies in Kentucky was held this week on the banks of the Ohio River in Carroll County. The new office is based on a similar effort underway at the White House. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports.
Bowling Green, Ky – Advances in technology are leading to important changes in libraries across the country--and WKU is a case in point. A new research database called "Top-Scholar" and a new visual and performing arts library are quickly becoming important tools for the WKU campus community. In this interview, we hear more from the directors of those two projects.
Bowling Green, Ky – Bowling Green Mayor Elaine Walker believes something called the "Together Rx Access Card" can provide prescription drug coverage to the city's working poor. Walker learned about the card at a recent mayor's conference, and wants those eligible in Bowling Green to sign up. Kevin Willis has more on the plan.
Bowling Green, Ky – Young children in five area school systems are taking part in a new grant program designed to boost reading performance. The grant involves students in Allen, Breckinridge, Logan, and Warren Counties. Joining us to talk about the program is Johnna Rogers, grant writer for the Green River Regional Cooperative.
Bowling Green, Ky – WKU is partnering with a group of other universities and organizations to create a new cyber defense program. At the WKU Cyber Defense Lab, faculty and students are studying the ways computers react to certain virus attacks. Cyber defense is a growing concern for many in the areas of homeland security, the military, and computer network service providers. Our interview guest is Dr. Phillip Womble, diretor of the WKU Applied Physics Institute.
Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson testified in Washington Wednesday in favor of legislation that would change the way we elect our presidents. The issue is gaining the attention of US Senators because several states have moved their presidential primary dates to January and February. Tony McVeigh has this report.
Bowling Green, Ky – A new PBS series on WWII is spurring discussion about the social and cultural impacts the event had on the US and the world. WKU History Professor Anthony Harkins says the war had a significant influence on race relations in many parts of the world. He joined Dan Modlin in the studios of WKU Public Radio to discuss the subject.
Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky Attorney General Greg Stumbo and Secretary of State Trey Grayson appear to have buried the hatchet in their dispute over electronic voting machines. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has this report.