Frankfort, Ky – Despite a precipitous decline in funding, school safety programs in Kentucky are still getting the job done. That's the opinion of the man who oversees them. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.
Bowling Green, Ky – In recent years, Kentucky has managed to avoid an alarming trend concerning farm accidents. Fewer Kentucky farmers have died in tractor rollovers, for example. The Bluegrass State once had an alarming rate of fatalities due to such incidents, but only three were reported in both 2005 and 2006. Lisa Autry has this special report on farm safety and its impact on children.
Bowling Green, Ky – Some researchers believe that a large percentage of the earth's untapped oil supplies could be in the Arctic region. Dr. David Keeling, head of the WKU Geography and Geology Department, says leaders in Russia are taking steps to increase their claims in the region. He spoke to Dan Modlin about how changes in the Arctic could lead to a number of serious geopolitical and environmental issues.
Bowling Green, Ky – Governor Steve Beshear came to Bowling Green Monday morning to talk about the signing of a pension reform bill into law. Beshear says the measure reduces out of control costs and prevents the state pension system from going bankrupt. Lisa Autry has this report.
Frankfort, Ky – State leaders are calling the Kentucky General Assembly's special session on pension reform a highly productive, bipartisan success. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh was there for Governor Steve Beshear's assessment.
Bowling Green, Ky – Bowling Green native John Minton is Kentucky's fifth Supreme Court Chief Justice. In this interview with our Lisa Autry, Chief Justice Minton talks about what he hopes to accomplish as head of the high court, including the revival of the dormant Judicial Council.
Bowling Green, Ky – In light of the recent workplace shootings in Henderson that took 6 lives, WKU experts in the field of counseling talked to WKU Public Radio about potential warning signs at the office. Dan Modlin has our report.
Bowling Green, Ky – An employee returned to a Henderson plant after a break and shot several co-workers before killing himself. At least 6 are dead following the violence at Atlantis Plastics. Kevin Willis has the latest.
Frankfort, Ky – Leadership races in the Kentucky General Assembly won't be decided until January, but the campaigning is already underway. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh says that's particularly the case among House Democrats