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Changing Newspaper Industry
9:22 am
Wed September 2, 2009

Some Kentucky Newspapers Debating Whether to Charge for Online Content

Owensboro, Ky – As newspapers throughout the country struggle with the issue of making their online operations profitable, a publisher in Owensboro says papers have to stop giving away their product for free. Bob Morris is group publisher for the company that produces several papers in Kentucky, including the Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer. Morris says not charging for online content gives the impression the product has no value. We also hear from Jeff Jobe, a publisher based in Glasgow.

Regional
10:42 am
Tue September 1, 2009

Volunteer fire departments in Ky facing personnel shortages

Bowling Green, Ky – Volunteer fire departments across Kentucky and the nation are facing a crisis. They've often been short of money and personnel in the past, but now fewer young people are stepping in to fill the ranks. In this report we hear from several volunteer firefighters, including Mike Braun, Assistant Chief of the Austin-Tracy Volunteer Fire Department in Barren County.

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Regional
2:56 pm
Mon August 31, 2009

Regional health officials planning for H1N1 flu cases

Bowling Green, Ky – Kentucky health officials say the flu season is well underway. So far, it appears the H1N1 virus seems to be having an impact which is comparable to the traditional, seasonal flu. Dan Modlin reports on regional plans to deal with the H1N1 strain.

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Regional
2:52 pm
Mon August 31, 2009

Webb officially newest member of Ky Senate

Frankfort, Ky – Just call her Senator. Democrat Robin Webb of Grayson has officially resigned from the Kentucky House and been sworn-in to the state Senate. We get the latest from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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Regional
10:44 am
Thu August 27, 2009

WKU political analyst believes Kennedy to get much credit if health care bill passes

Bowling Green, Ky – WKU Political Scientist Joel Turner believes that in the future many people will give Senator Ted Kennedy credit if a healthcare overhaul bill is passed. Professor Turner says the death of President Kennedy in 1963 led to an increase in interest in passing of his top legislative priorities. Dan Modlin has more.

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Regional
10:40 am
Thu August 27, 2009

Lawmakers looking into spending at KACO and League of Cities

Frankfort, Ky – Questionable spending practices at the Kentucky Association of Counties and the Kentucky League of Cities were the focus of a two-hour legislative hearing in Frankfort. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh was there.

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Regional
10:52 am
Wed August 26, 2009

When looking for job, think from perspective of potential employer

Bowling Green, Ky – Unemployment rates have reached the 11% mark in Kentucky. With so many people looking for jobs, a hiring specialist from Nashville says those seeking employment must think from the perspective of the employer. Jennifer Way of Way Solutions recently led a workshop on job searches at WKU. She spoke to our Dan Modlin about the current hiring environment.

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Regional
9:40 am
Wed August 26, 2009

Kentucky seems to be making progress in improving voting machines

Frankfort, Ky – With the aid of federal dollars, Kentucky counties appear to be making good progress in updating their voting machines. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has the story.

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Regional
11:53 am
Tue August 25, 2009

New research shows expanded gambling has little jobs impact

Bowling Green, Ky – An Economics Professor in Indiana has new research to consider in Kentucky's ongoing debate over whether to expand gambling. Governor Beshear supports slots machines at horse racing tracks as a means of boosting the state's signature industry and creating new revenue. But Dr. Michael Hicks of Ball State University says the impact on jobs will be minimal. Lisa Autry has our report.

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Regional
2:45 pm
Mon August 24, 2009

Both political parties looking to win Senate special election

Bowling Green, Ky – A special election in northeastern Kentucky will fill a vacant seat in the state Senate. Democrats are hoping to win the seat and cut into the GOP's majority. Republicans are putting up a candidate they believe can keep the seat in the party's hands. Lisa Autry reports that the party that controls the Senate controls a good deal of the state's political agenda.

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