Bowling Green, Ky – Senior citizens in the Commonwealth are involved in more than 15,000 vehicle collision per year. Now, some special training programs for older drivers are being implemented in Southcentral Kentucky. Dan Modlin spoke with Bobby Williams, the Highway Safety Coordinator for the Barren River Area Development District.
Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky's State Capitol in Frankfort will be 100 years old next year and efforts are already underway to spruce up the dome of the historic building's rotunda. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.
Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear's administration is following up on warnings of deeper budget cuts than earlier anticipated for some state agencies. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has the story.
Bowling Green, Ky – Declining food prices are welcome relief for consumers. However, it's terrible news for those who make a living raising animals and growing crops. Dairy farmers, including those in Kentucky, have been especially hard hit during the recent drop in food prices. Dan Modlin reports.
Elizabethtown, Ky – Some students at Elizabethtown High School are learning the ropes in broadcast journalism. Teacher Belinda Stark says the Broadcast Journalism class started a few years ago with just one computer. Now, students at Elizabethtown High have won a number of student journalism competitions. Dan Modlin has our report.
Bowling Green, Ky – In Kentucky and throughout the US, the National Guard is exceeding its required strength levels. In the years following the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks, the Guard has had the advantage of becoming more selective. Today's recruits must have higher test scores and at least a high school diploma. Lisa Autry has this report.
Bowling Green, Ky – Mammoth Cave is in the process of building a new, environmentally-friendly visitor's center. Park Superintendent Patrick Reed says the staff at Mammoth Cave has a strong tradition of protecting the environment. Reed recently came to WKU Public Radio and spoke with Dan Modlin.
Bowling Green, Ky – Although Iranian authorities hope recent political unrest will fade, the Middle East expert at Western Kentucky University believes that is unlikely to happen. Dr. Soleimon Kiasatpour says the recent post-election turmoil has created a challenge Iranian leaders weren't expecting. He talked about the longer term outlook for Iran with Dan Modlin.
Bowling Green, Ky – Officials in Iran say their election process is over, and that the incumbent president has been re-elected. But the Middle East expert in the WKU Political Science Department says the way the election was handled is raising questions about whether Iran is a republic. Dr. Soleimon Kiasatpour spoke to our Dan Modlin.