Frankfort, Ky – History was made in Frankfort recently when the Kentucky House refused to participate in Governor Ernie Fletcher's special session on energy incentives. Watching the drama and political intrigue unfold was Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.
Bowling Green, Ky – WKU Jounalism instructor Sara Shipley Hiles is one of seven reporters who have compiled a book on Hurricane Katrina and the lingering problems that are impacting New Orleans. In an interview with Dan Modlin, she said decisions made by local officials regarding the city's levee system added greatly to the environmental damage.
Frankfort, KY – A conference call between Governor Fletcher and House leaders has failed to revive the governor's special session on energy incentives. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports from Frankfort.
Bowling Green, Ky – The farmers in our listening area are contending with a one-two weather-related punch: last April's unexpected freeze, and the current drought. Lisa Autry has this update on how some in the agriculture business are doing in the face of such challenges.
Frankfort, Ky – The Kentucky House has adjourned and gone home, but the special legislative session called by Governor Fletcher continues. House Speaker Jody Richards appears to be taking a tough stand against the Governor. Kentucky Public Radio reports from Frankfort.
Owensboro, Ky – Father Larry Hostetter has been on the job as President of Brescia University for just a few weeks, but he's keenly aware of several challenges facing the Owensboro school. Father Hostetter wants to increase the enrollment and regional visibility of Brescia. As Kevin Willis reports, part of the plan is to sell prospective students on the concept of a liberal arts education.
Frankfort, Ky – All eyes are on the Kentucky House, where Democrats say they're still unsure about going along with the idea of a special legislative session called by Governor Fletcher. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports from Frankfort.
Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky House and Senate leaders remain divided on the need for a special legislative session that will begin Thursday. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has this story from Frankfort.
Bowling Green, Ky – Those in and around Bowling Green associate the term "Hilltopper" with the WKU athletics program. But back in the 1950, a singing group known as the "Hilltoppers" made it big in the world of music. Dan Modlin talks with Carlton Jackson, retired WKU History Professor, and author of a new book on the group.
Bowling Green, Ky – The expansion of casino gambling is expected to be a big issue in the upcoming general election for Kentucky Governor. Supporters say such an expansion would create much-needed revenue for the Commonwealth, while opponents say it will create more problem gamblers. Dan Modlin talked with Mike Stone, executive director of the Kentucky Council on Problem Gambling.