Bowling Green, Ky – A recent report from the Council on Postsecondary Education reveals that the number of students receiving degrees from Kentucky colleges and universities was at a record level in May. And one of the most dramatic increases in the number of graduates was found in the number of Master's and Doctoral degrees. Dr. Richard Bowker is Dean of Graduate Studies and Research at WKU. He says strong graduate programs have a positive impact on the entire school. He spoke to our Dan Modlin.
Bowling Green, Ky – WKU is implementing a new energy policy, designed to reduce unnecessary power usage. Christian Ryan Downing is the school's Sustainability Coordinator. She says some students groups have been trained to make energy-saving recommendations. She spoke with our Dan Modlin.
Frankfort, Ky – Saying it's time to vote it up or down, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear is adding the issue of video slots at horse tracks to the agenda of the June 15th special session. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.
Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear makes it official and calls a special session to address an almost one billion dollar budget shortfall. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.
Bowling Green, Ky – The US Senate is deciding if the Food and Drug Administration should have the power to regulate tobacco. Passage seems sure as a similar measure has already cleared the House. Lisa Autry has reaction from the Bluegrass State.
Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear may announce today what will be on the call for a special legislative session, which could get underway in just 12 days. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.
Frankfort, Ky – State transportation projects funded with federal stimulus dollars are already putting Kentuckians back to work. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has an update on how the money's being spent.
Bowling Green, KY – As General Motors enters into bankruptcy protection, dealers think the automaker will emerge stronger and leaner. For now, dealers are hoping to allay any fears that consumers might have about purchasing a GM vehicle. Lisa Autry has this report.
Bowling Green, KY – General Motors says it will permanently close nine more plants and idle three otehrs to trim production and labor costs under bankruptcy protection. Lisa Autry has more on the future of GM factories in Kentucky and Tennessee.
Frankfort, KY – A independent panel of economists has confirmed Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear's fears. The state is facing a budget shortfall near one billion dollars heading into next fiscal year which begins July 1st. A battle could be brewing between Senate leaders and Governor Beshear over the need for a special legislative session. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has this report.