Owensboro, Ky – In Owensboro, a series of downtown redevelopment projects has at least one major theme in common: they're all designed to improve life along the Ohio River. Across the country, river towns are rediscovering the joy--and economic incentives--of being near a major waterway. Kevin Willis visited Owensboro recently to learn more.
Bowling Green, KY – A new report issued this week found that homebuilders' confidence in the housing market has dropped to its lowest level in more than a year. The National Association of Home Builders says its seasonally-adjusted housing market index fell to 14 for the month of July. Readings lower than 50 indicate negative sentiment about the market. Dan Modlin talks with an Owensboro home builder who is an Area Vice-President of the Homebuilders Association of Kentucky......
Bowling Green, Ky – "Amanda's Law" goes into effect today, July 15th. The legislation allows judges to order GPS bracelets for domestic violence offenders who violate orders of protection. Diana Ross's daughter Amanda was shot to death last September outside her Lexington home. Diana hopes judges will order the tracking devices whenever possible, despite concerns over costs. Former Barren County lawmaker Steve Nunn is charged in the murder of Amanda Ross. Lisa Autry has more on the new law.
Bowling Green, KY – Administrators in the WKU Athletics Department are urging sports fans in the region to order tickets for upcoming games. Athletics Director Ross Bjork says ticket sales are part of an overall marketing strategy. He points to the football program as a key to the success of marketing efforts.
Bowling Green, Ky – A unique scholarship program is guaranteeing that some Bowling Green elementary students will one day have money for college tuition and textbooks. The Noon Rotary Club in Bowling Green has established the program to encourage students in one elementary class to consider postsecondary education. Dan Modlin has more on the effort.
Bowling Green, Ky – The week of July 5th marks the 70th anniversary of what's known as the Battle of Britain. WKU military historian Jack Thacker says the courage of British pilots helped to hand Germany its first defeat of WWII. He discussed the battle with WKU Public Radio's Dan Modlin.
Lagrange, Ky – At the Kentucky State Reformatory in Oldham County, a volunteer Hospice program is allowing inmates to help others and themselves. WKU Public Radio's Lisa Autry recently visited the prison in LaGrange to see the program firsthand.