Bowling Green, Ky – Five outstanding engineering students from as far away as Venezuela are on the WKU campus, hoping to develop an effective, low cost water purifier. Dr. Kevin Schmaltz of the WKU Engineering Department is one of the project managers. He says the idea is to develop a purifier that operates on human power, so it can be used in emergency settings. He spoke to our Dan Modlin.
Owensboro, Ky – While some national pundits may say it's time for Hillary Clinton to throw in the towel, don't tell that to her husband. Former President Bill Clinton spoke to an enthusiastic crowd of about 1,000 people Friday morning at Kentucky Wesleyan College in Owensboro. Dan Modlin was there, and has this report.
Somerset, Ky – Kentucky's largest home for mentally-retarded adults has officially lost its federal funding. The Communities at Oakwood facility in Somerset is working to overcome a history of violations that threatened the safety of its residents. Lisa Autry visited the facility to find out what staff are doing to correct the problems.
Bowling Green, Ky – Recent earthquakes impacting Kentucky, Indiana, and Illinois are raising questions about surface geology. The most recent quake did relatively little damage, but there are concerns about the safety of the regional population should a massive quake hit. We hear from Dr. Mike May of the WKU Geography and Geology Department, and Dr. William Andrews of the Kentucky Geological Survey.
Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky Finance Cabinet officials are apologizing for computer problems that led to the approval of millions of dollars in state contracts without proper legislative review. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has the story.