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4:39 am
Tue June 17, 2008

Date for special session on pension reform set

Frankfort, Ky – It's official. Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has issued the call for a special legislative session on pension reform. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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Regional
2:17 am
Tue June 17, 2008

Owensboro ROMP to attract major names in bluegrass

Owensboro, Ky – The upcoming River of Music Party (ROMP) in Owensboro is a major tourist event for the Daviess County area. The series of concerts and workshops attracts some of the top names in bluegrass music. Dan Modlin recently spoke to some officials about the event, which takes place June 26-28.

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Regional
9:30 am
Fri June 13, 2008

Head of Ky Chamber: pension reform needed ASAP

Bowling Green, Ky – As state officials develop plans for a special legislative session to deal with pension reform, the head of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce says change is needed as soon as possible. Chamber President Dave Adkisson, a former Owensboro mayor, spoke to our Dan Modlin.

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Regional
9:25 am
Fri June 13, 2008

Reaction swift following report critical of Ky retirement returns

Frankfort, Ky – In the wake of a legislative report critical of Kentucky retirement system investment returns, system officials are defending their efforts. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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Regional
4:01 am
Thu June 12, 2008

Ky Ed Commissioner hopes to quiet critics of car purchase

Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky Education Commissioner John Draud believes he has finally quieted questions surrounding his request for fully-loaded state car. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has the story.

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Regional
3:04 am
Thu June 12, 2008

WKU expert: weather changes could impact quality of US wine

Bowling Green, Ky – A researcher with the WKU Department of Geography and Geology has some potentially bad news for lovers of west coast wines. Dr. Greg Goodrich says a cooling trend in the Pacific Ocean could lessen the quality of grapes grown in places like Napa Valley, California. He spoke with our Kevin Willis.

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Regional
9:38 am
Wed June 11, 2008

Pension reform agreement found; special session next?

Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky lawmakers appear headed for a special session, now that their leaders have reached final agreement on state pension system reforms. We get the latest from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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Regional
9:34 am
Wed June 11, 2008

Many summertime activities can lead to hearing loss

Bowling Green, Ky – An audiologist from western Kentucky is warning that many regular summertime activities can negatively impact a person's hearing. Susan Brown is with the Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. She says repeated exposure to loud lawnmowers, for example, can eventually lead to hearing damage. She spoke to our Dan Modlin.

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Regional
2:35 am
Fri June 6, 2008

Mystery writers festival comes to Owensboro; will loss of hotel impact event?

Owensboro, Ky – The International Mystery Writer's Festival is set for Owensboro this June. Dan Modlin spoke with marketing director Travis Estes about the event, and the potential impact of problems facing a major hotel in the city.

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Election 2008
12:38 am
Fri June 6, 2008

Republicans Meet to Select Delegates

Lexington, KY – Party faithfuls and newcomers are expected in large numbers this weekend as the Republican and Democratic parties each hold their state conventions.

Democrats will be in Lexington Saturday as the GOP meets in Bowling Green. Topping the agenda for Republicans is selecting delegates for the national convention this fall.

As Lisa Autry reports, the GOP system for selecting delegates is very different from the system of the Democratic party.

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