Bowling Green, Ky – A forensic pathologist from Pennsylvania is raising questions about the extent of brain injuries suffered by professional football players. Dr. Bennett Omalu has conducted autopsies on some former pro players and believes concussions are taking a heavier toll on players than many people realize. He spoke with our Dan Modlin.
Bowling Green, Ky – Kentuckians being squeezed by higher energy costs are getting hit in the supermarket, as well. According to the Kentucky Farm Bureau, consumers are paying 12% more than a year ago for things like eggs, milk, and bread. Lisa Autry reports.
Bowling Green, Ky – An engineering study says Kentucky will need to get creative to finance a new bridge over the Ohio River. The proposed bridge would link I-69 between Henderson, Kentucky and Evansville, Indiana. The study finds that tolls alone won't be able to fund such a project. Lisa Autry spoke with Keith Todd of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.
Bowling Green, Ky – If you hear or read news about relations between Iran and the US, chances are it's bleak. But WKU Political Science Professor Sol Kiasatpour says there are some small--but very meaningful--thaws taking place between the two countries. He spoke to WKU Public Radio's Kevin Willis.
Bowling Green, Ky – Despite the weak US economy, unemployment nationwide is historically low. The 5.5% jobless rate is running about average according to Dr. Bill Davis, head of the WKU Economics Department. However, he says many Americans have been unemployed for longer periods of time recently. He spoke to our Lisa Autry.
Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky lawmakers are questioning the expenditure of hundreds of millions of dollars for contract nurses at state mental health facilities. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.
Bowling Green, Ky – Law enforcement officials in Kentucky say there has been a significant increase in fraudulent gas and oil investment schemes that are prompted, in part, by the rising cost of fuel. In the conclusion to our special two part series, Dan Modlin speaks with a man who spent time in federal prison for his involvement in such schemes.
Bowling Green, Ky – Law enforcement officials in Kentucky say consumers should be on guard against telemarketers who offer quick profits for investments in gas and oil drilling. This is the first of a special two part series of reports by Dan Modlin entitled "Let the Buyer Beware."
Bowling Green, Ky – On Monday, July 14th, a statewide collaborative effort called Kentucky Space will launch its first high altitude balloon. The student project involves students from universities across the Commonwealth. WKU Professor Dr. Karen Hackney is director of the Kentucky Space Grant Consortium. She says the balloon will travel to "the edge of space"--nearly 20 miles into the air, to provide data for a number of communication and launch projects. She spoke with our Dan Modlin.
Bowling Green, Ky – The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers to be careful about clicking on "pop-up" offers while making online purchases. Charlie Mattingly of the Better Business Bureau says his group has received thousands of complaints about the issue.