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11:59 am
Thu August 7, 2008

Questions remain concerning Ky's education leader

Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky Education Commissioner Jon Draud is making considerable news this year, but some of the reports raise questions about the job he's doing. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh looks at what effect, if any, the reports may have on Draud's first performance review.

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Regional
11:34 am
Thu August 7, 2008

Many Kentuckians impacted by serious bout of depression

Bowling Green, Ky – A statewide organization which focuses on mental health predicts 160,000 Kentuckians will be effected by major depression this year. The NAMI organization estimates that 5% of Kentucky's adult population will have an episode of major depression in 2008. Dan Modlin talked about these issues with Betsy Pierce, outreach coordinator for the WKU Counseling and Testing Services Center.

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Regional
9:39 am
Thu August 7, 2008

Franklin issues boil water advisory after water line break

Bowling Green, Ky – A boil water advisory remains in effect until the weekend for the city of Franklin, following a water line break Thursday morning. Kevin Willis reports.

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Regional
12:01 am
Thu August 7, 2008

Beshear discusses felon voting rights in Bowling Green

Bowling Green, Ky – Bowling Green area residents got to speak firsthand with the Governor as Steve Beshear continued a series of townhall meetings across the Bluegrass State. He was asked to explain his recent partial pardons of convicted felons in order they might regain the right to vote. WKU Public Radio's Lisa Autry attended the Warren County meeting, and has this extended report.

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Regional
3:57 am
Wed August 6, 2008

Another term for E-town's Brothers as state school board chairman

Frankfort, Ky – The Kentucky School Board has unanimously approved a second term for chairman Joe Brothers of Elizabethtown. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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Regional
3:55 am
Wed August 6, 2008

Beshear to fill slot on state high court

Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear will soon fill a vacancy on the seven-member Kentucky Supreme Court. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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Election 2008
3:22 am
Wed August 6, 2008

Kentucky Challenger Lunsford Faces a Tough Fight Against Sen. McConnell

Lexington, KY – Democratic challenger Bruce Lunsford must excite grassroots Democrats in Kentucky to beat incumbent U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell, according to Al Cross, director of the University of Kentucky Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues.

"If [Lunsford] can energize grassroots Democrats to be for him, then he does have a chance to beat Mitch McConnell, because we've got a very bad national mood, and a bad imcumbent mood," Cross said.

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Regional
2:34 am
Tue August 5, 2008

Area health districts plan events for National Preparedness Month

Bowling Green, Ky – September will be national preparedness month across the nation, and some regional health districts are planning special activities to inform the public about preparedness issues. Dan Modlin spoke to Janarae Conway, the disaster preparedness coordinator for the Barren River District Health Department. She says a summit will be held September 13th.

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Regional
2:30 am
Tue August 5, 2008

Electric cars will soon be allowed on some Ky roadways

Frankfort, Ky – Low-powered, electric vehicles could soon become a more common sight on urban streets in Kentucky. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh explains.

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Regional
2:29 am
Tue August 5, 2008

Ky road projects to be downscaled due to tough economy

Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear says the state will downscale road projects to save money, but not at the expense of safety. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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