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.
Bowling Green, Ky – Despite high gas prices, several leading tourist attractions in Kentucky are having better attendance than had been expected. Increasing numbers of visitors are reportedly staying closer to home and enjoying tourism activities they may have overlooked in the past. Dan Modlin has this report featuring the comments of representatives from attractions in Bowling Green, Owensboro, and elsewhere in the Commonwealth.
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.