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1:59 pm
Fri July 17, 2009

New program aims to make older drivers safer

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.

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Regional
9:44 am
Thu July 16, 2009

Ky Senate loses GOP member to PSC

Frankfort, Ky – A gubernatorial appointment means the Republican-controlled Kentucky Senate now has one less Republican. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh explains.

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Regional
9:28 am
Wed July 15, 2009

Capitol dome in Frankfort getting a facelift

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.

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Regional
10:17 am
Tue July 14, 2009

Beshear warns some agencies may suffer bigger budget cuts

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.

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Regional
2:53 pm
Mon July 13, 2009

Ky dairy farmers feel the pinch of declining food prices

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.

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Regional
2:50 pm
Mon July 13, 2009

Etown students taking home awards in broadcast journalism

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.

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Regional
12:30 pm
Thu July 9, 2009

Ky National Guard continues to exceed recruiting goals

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.

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Regional
4:29 pm
Tue July 7, 2009

Mammoth Cave adding "green" visitor's center

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.

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Regional
5:02 pm
Mon July 6, 2009

WKU Middle East expert: post-election turmoil more than Iran leaders expected

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.

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Regional
4:52 pm
Mon July 6, 2009

WKU Iran expert says election dispute not over yet

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.

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