Bowling Green, Ky – Dozens of refugees from southeast Asia, Africa, and Iraq will soon be arriving in Bowling Green. The city's International Center will be helping the refugees with job assistance, language skills, and learning how to live in the US. Joe Corcoran has our report.
Bowling Green, Ky – The ongoing standoff between Russia and the US and Europe over Georgia has led some to make predictions about a new cold war. But WKU Political Science Professor Roger Murphy says it's too early for that label. Professor Murphy spoke to WKU Public Radio's Kevin Willis about how Moscow's invasion of Georgia signals a newly assertive Russia on the world stage.
Frankfort, Ky – Leadership races in the Kentucky House are still nearly five months off, but speculation over the Speaker's race continues to mount. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.
Frankfort, Ky – In an effort to reduce the state's prison population and save money, Kentucky lawmakers this year altered inmate parole provisions. But as Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports, a court challenge to the changes is now being mounted.
Bowling Green, Ky – The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce is proposing a new approach for students to pay for higher education. The Guaranteed Affordability Program would include resources from students, their families, universities, and the state to help cover costs. Chamber President and former Owensboro Mayor David Adkisson told our Dan Modlin the plan would require bipartisan support in the General Assembly.
Bowling Green, KY – The Democratic and Republican conventions mark the real beginning of the general election race for president, according to Western Kentucky University Political Science Professor Dr. Scott Lasley.
"It signals a start to the general election," Lasley said.
"For a lot of people, this is their signal to start clueing in," he added.
Louisville, Ky – A memorial service for Kentucky civil rights activist Louis Coleman was held Tuesday in the rotunda of the State Capitol. Among those honoring Reverend Coleman, who died July 5th, were Governor Steve Beshear and retired Supreme Court chief justice Joseph Lambert. An aural montage of the event was produced by Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.
Bowling Green, Ky – Kentucky and Indiana are both awaiting word on which state will land a new electric car plant. Franklin, Kentucky and Jeffersonville, Indiana are the finalists for the facility to be built by the company Integrity. Lisa Autry speaks with leaders of both cities on their efforts to win the plant, which is expected to bring thousands of jobs.