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9:24 am
Thu April 16, 2009

What will Ky's next standardized test look like?

Bowling Green, Ky – The Kentucky General Assembly recently decided to do away with the CATS testing system for public school students. A new testing regime will be developed over the next three years, but it's unclear at this point what type of test will be implemented. Dr. Aaron Hughey is a Professor of Counseling and Student Services at WKU. He told our Dan Modlin that it's important to be clear about what future tests are supposed to measure.

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9:40 am
Wed April 15, 2009

Revisions upcoming for veterans heatlh benefit policy

Bowling Green, Ky – A controversial policy that denied veterans health benefits to some non-service disabled individuals will be revised in June. Warren County veteran's advocate Colonel Robert Spiller says those who were denied service under the "Priority Eight" designation should stay aware of some upcoming revisions. He spoke to our Dan Modlin.

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8:28 am
Wed April 15, 2009

2009 Ky General Assembly boiled down to 144 pages

Frankfort, KY – The final Legislative Record of the 2009 session of the Kentucky General Assembly has been published. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has been combing through the 144-page document.

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11:50 am
Tue April 14, 2009

2010 Ky Senate race already heating up; fundraising key

Bowling Green, Ky – It's more than a year from when Kentuckians cast ballots, but the 2010 Kentucky Senate race is already heating up. WKU Political Science Professor Scott Lasley spoke to us about how the early start time of the race could impact fundraising, and how the race is one that will be closely monitored nationally.

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9:41 am
Mon April 13, 2009

Student journalists prepare for changing newspaper industry

Bowling Green – Newspapers around the country are downsizing due to less print circulation and advertising revenue. As newsrooms are get smaller, fewer reporters find themselves doing more. A W-K-U journalism professor tells his students that writing a good story isn't enough anymore to survive in the newspaper industry. Lisa Autry has this report.

Regional
11:06 am
Tue April 7, 2009

Bowling Green considers commerical air service

Bowling Green, Ky – An outside consulting firm believes Bowling Green could support commercial air service for business and leisure travel. Lisa Autry has this look at the challenges the local airport and carriers would have in making such a venture successful.

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Regional
6:38 am
Thu April 2, 2009

Search underway for next Ky Education Commissioner

Frankfort, KY – In Frankfort, the third search in two years for a new Kentucky Education Commissioner is getting underway. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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Regional
10:13 am
Wed April 1, 2009

Leaders say session was bi-partisan; do lawmakers agree?

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky House and Senate leaders say the 2009 legislative session was one of the most bipartisan and successful sessions on record. But what about rank and file lawmakers? Do they agree? Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh went looking for answers.

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8:26 am
Fri March 27, 2009

Session over; lawmakers don't act on several bills

Frankfort, KY – The 2009 session of the Kentucky General Assembly came to an early end Thursday. Among those watching the final gavels fall was Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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9:37 am
Thu March 26, 2009

Lawmakers back in session, but may not need both days

Frankfort, KY – Only two days remain in the 2009 session of the Kentucky General Assembly, which resumes today in Frankfort. But as Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports, lawmakers may not need both days.

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