Bowling Green, Ky – City leaders in Bowling Green are debating whether or not to enact a ban on smoking in certain public areas. Lisa Autry has this in-depth look at the arguments behind both sides of the issue. We hear from commissioner Slim Nash, who is sponsoring the ban, and citizens like Bob Talley who say local government shouldn't tell businesses they can't allow smoking on their property.
Fancy Farm, Ky – The Kentucky's govenor's race wasn't the only attention-grabbing campaign at this year's Fancy Farm picnic. As Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports, there was considerable talk about next year's US Senate race, as well.
Fancy Farm, Ky – The two men who want to be Kentucky's next governor spent time Saturday lobbing verbal grenades at each other. Watching the battle at the annual Fancy Farm picnic unfold was Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.
Bowling Green, Ky – Several groups representing Kentucky veterans want state lawmakers to consider funding for a western Kentucky veteran's healthcare facility. A military leader in the state says the facility is needed to help provide special care for alzheimer's patients.
Bowling Green, Ky – A structural engineer who teaches at Western Kentucky University says many people may be misled by the "structurally deficient" rating which had been given to the bridge that collapsed in Minneapolis. Dr. Shane Palmquist conducted bridge inspections for more than five years, and says the rating has a specific meaning to inspectors. He spoke to Dan Modlin in the studio of Western's Public Radio.
Frankfort, Ky – A top Kentucky Transportation Cabinet official says there are no bridges in the Commonwealth like the one that collapsed in Minneapolis. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports from Frankfort.
Bowling Green, Ky – When new British Prime Minister Gordon Brown recently visited the White House, analysts tried to pick up clues about how he'll relate to President Bush. WKU Political Science Professor and British native Roger Murphy says back home, Brown is so far doing a masterful job at keeping his competition at bay. Dr. Murphy spoke to Dan Modlin in the studios of Western's Public Radio.
Frankfort, Ky – In the wake of last month's failed session, momentum appears to be building in Kentucky for another session on energy incentives. This report comes from Kentucky Public Radio's Frankfort Bureau Chief Tony McVeigh.
Bowling Green, Ky – A recent national task force issued a report on ways American Muslims can better integrate into US civic, political, and media life. In this interview, Kevin Willis speaks with the co-chairman of the task force, Farooq Kathwari. He's a Kashmir-born American Muslim who is now head of one of the largest furniture companies in the US.
Bowling Green, Ky – WKU has seen a big spike in the number of students enrolled in its Honors program. In response, the school is creating a new Honors College that will offer greater research opportunities as well as the chance to study abroad.