Frankfort, KY – The video slots bill easily cleared the budget committee of the Kentucky House of Representatives and is expected to receive a floor vote on Friday. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh watched the committee vote.
Bowling Green, Ky – Selected teachers from across the Commonwealth are participating in special programs to improve reading skills among elementary students. Dr. Jennifer Montgomery is the Director of the WKU Kentucky Reading Project. She spoke to our Dan Modlin about the year-long graduate-level reading course for teachers.
Bowling Green, Ky – An organization that deals with problem gamblers hopes Kentucky lawmakers will consider an increase in funding for programs helping gambling addicts. Mike Stone is Executive Director of the Kentucky Council on Problem Gambling. He says research from other states such as Missouri and Iowa indicates that when gambling expands, the number of problem gamblers increases as well. He spoke to our Dan Modlin.
Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear's bill to expand gambling in the commonwealth drew several hundred opponents to a rally in the rotunda of the State Capitol. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports.
Frankfort, Ky – A special legislative session to balance Kentucky's budget, expand gambling and tackle other issues ordered by Gov. Steve Beshear got underway Monday in Frankfort. Among those watching the first day's events unfold was Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.
Owensboro, Ky – Groundbreaking HIV research ongoing in Owensboro could one day impact the lives of people in the developing world. Dr. Kenneth Palmer is leading a study that has successfully grown an HIV-blocking protein in the Kentucky tobacco plant. Kevin Willis visited Dr. Palmer's offices in Owensboro to learn about the research and how it could one day save lives by preventing the spread of the virus that causes AIDS.
Bowling Green, Ky – One item not on the special session agenda is comprehensive tax reform. Some lawmakers say overhauling Kentucky's tax code is the only long-term fix to the state's budget woes. Lisa Autry has this report on tax reform proposals making the rounds in Frankfort.