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9:08 am
Tue January 15, 2008

BRAC changes at Ft. Knox to have major economic impact

Bowling Green, Ky – A new economic impact study is further proof of the changes coming to Ft. Knox and surrounding counties. With the growth in jobs and personnel comes the need for infrastructure upgrades. Brad Richardson is director of One Knox, a group overseeing base realignment changes. He's hoping the General Assembly will be helpful to the area's needs, despite the lean budget times. Lisa Autry has this report on the transformations taking place in the Ft. Knox area.

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Regional
4:22 am
Tue January 15, 2008

Beshear: Ky must either raise taxes or cut spending

Frankfort, Ky – In his first address to a joint session of the Kentucky General Assembly last night, Governor Steve Beshear said the State of the Commonwealth is not acceptable. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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Regional
9:33 am
Fri January 11, 2008

At Ky General Assembly, budget and casinos dominate week one

Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky's tight budget situation, casino gambling and the possibility of linkage between the two dominated discussion during the first week of the 2008 session of the Kentucky General Assembly. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has the story.

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Regional
2:22 am
Fri January 11, 2008

WKU expert: New Middle East leaders offer hope

Bowling Green, Ky – As President Bush wraps up his Middle East visit, citizens in the region appear skeptical that the efforts will pay off. WKU Political Science Professor Soleiman Kiasatpour says most observers aren't expecting any major breakthroughs. But the Middle East expert says new leadership in that region does offer some hope for the future. Dan Modlin spoke with Dr. Kiasatpour.

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Regional
3:40 am
Thu January 10, 2008

Beshear puts forth ethics reform legislation

Frankfort, Ky – When Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear was running for office, he promised ethics reforms if elected. Now, as Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports, Beshear is living up to the promise.

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Regional
3:38 am
Thu January 10, 2008

Interest growing in Lincoln's legal days

Bowling Green, Ky – Later this year, Kentucky and the nation will celebrate the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth in Hodgenville. Before he became president, Lincoln was a lawyer in Illinois. Dan Modlin speaks with Anderson University (IN) professor Brian Dirck about his book "Lincoln The Lawyer."

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Regional
10:05 am
Wed January 9, 2008

Testing expert: many students set bar too low for coursework

Bowling Green, Ky – This is the time of year when many high school and middle school students are making decisions about courses they will take next year. Ed Colby, with the testing firm ACT, says too many students set goals that are too low. He joins us for this Midday Edition interview segment.

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Regional
9:58 am
Wed January 9, 2008

Ky Senate President not convinced of budget "doomsday scenario"

Frankfort, Ky – The state's tight budget situation was on the minds of Kentucky lawmakers as they gathered in Frankfort for the start of the 2008 legislative session. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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Regional
9:57 am
Wed January 9, 2008

Tax filers beware: new AMT, charitable gifts rules in 2008

Bowling Green, Ky – IRS officials say there's important changes for 2008 tax filers concerning the Alternative Minimum Tax or AMT. Also, new rules exist concerning record-keeping for charitable contributions. Dan Modlin speaks with Jodie Reynolds, who works with an IRS office in Indiana.

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Regional
3:48 am
Mon January 7, 2008

Budget, casinos, medicaid deficit big issue for '08 session

Bowling Green, Ky – In this story, Lisa Autry of WKU Public Radio speaks to four key lawmakers in our listening area: House Speaker Jody Richards of Bowling Green; Senator Richie Sanders of Franklin; Rep. Rob Wilkey of Scottsville, and Rep. Jim Decesare of Bowling Green. The four discuss some of the main issues facing the upcoming General Assembly session, including the budget, casino gambling, and the Medicaid deficit.

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