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8:54 am
Fri March 13, 2009

Bill passed that grants Ky school districts "disaster days"

Frankfort, KY – A bill granting disaster days to school districts that lost instructional time to this winter's destructive ice storm has won final Kentucky General Assembly approval. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has more.

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Regional
7:12 am
Thu March 12, 2009

Is honeymoon over for new House Speaker Stumbo?

House Speaker Greg Stumbo

Frankfort, KY – In January, former Kentucky Attorney General Greg Stumbo was elected Speaker of the House, heralding a new era in state politics. Two months later, it looks like the honeymoon for Speaker Stumbo's leadership skills is over. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has the story.

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Agriculture
11:01 am
Wed March 11, 2009

Glasgow Group Sees Local Food Market as Key to Economic Health

Glasgow, Ky – A grassroots organization in Barren County is pushing for greater reliance on locally produced food. Sustainable Glasgow is one of a growing number of groups throughout the US focusing on the promotion of local food markets as a way to bolster the regional economy. Kevin Willis recently visited Glasgow to meet members of the group and find out what they hope to accomplish.

Regional
10:58 am
Wed March 11, 2009

Talk of special legislative session already making the rounds

Frankfort, KY – The current legislative session in Frankfort isn't even over yet, and there's already talk of a special session. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh explains.

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Regional
7:17 am
Wed March 11, 2009

Ky House passes bill including funds for public defenders

Frankfort, KY – The Kentucky House has approved a supplemental spending bill that provides additional funding for public defenders and prosecutors. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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Regional
7:14 am
Wed March 11, 2009

Kentucky Senators cast "no" votes on federal spending bill

Bowling Green – President Obama is poised to sign an omnibus Appropriations bill into law. Criticized for its many earmarks, the measure avoids a partial government shutdown for the rest of the fiscal year. As Lisa Autry reports, both of Kentucky's U.S. Senators voted against the bill.

Regional
7:14 am
Wed March 11, 2009

Future of Henderson horse track is in doubt

Bowling Green – The owner of Ellis Park in Henderson says he will reduce the number of meets this season and shut down the track next year. The news came at a meeting yesterday of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. Lisa Autry has more.

Regional
8:48 am
Tue March 10, 2009

Simpson County hoping for federal help with electric car plant

Franklin, Ky – In Simpson County, business leaders and residents are wondering if federal help could come for the construction of an electric car plant. The project--which has been plagued with problems--is under new management which has applied for a $200 million loan from the US Department of Energy. WKU Public Radio's Lisa Autry visited Franklin to learn the latest on the electric car effort.

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Regional
8:27 am
Tue March 10, 2009

Ky African-Americans needed for research on dementia

Bowling Green, Ky – Researchers in Kentucky are hoping to encourage more African-Americans to participate in research projects relating to dementia and alzheimer's disease. Dr. Deborah Danner is director of the African-American Dementia Outreach Partnership at the University of Kentucky. She says patients need to be aware of the benefits of getting proper medications in a timely manner. She spoke to our Dan Modlin.

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Regional
8:17 am
Tue March 10, 2009

Lawmakers look into how coaches deal with players' heat illnesses

Frankfort, KY – Discussion over how Kentucky high school coaches respond to athletes suffering from heat-related illnesses was front and center at a legislative hearing in Frankfort. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh was there.

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