Bowling Green, Ky – Besides the budget, Governor Beshear will decide what issues will be addressed in a special session next month. Senate President David Williams has suggested adding charter schools to the agenda as Kentucky tries to secure millions of dollars in federal "race to the top" money. Lisa Autry recently spoke with Warren County lawmakers Jody Richards and Jim DeCesare, who offer a recap of the General Assembly and a look ahead at the special session.
Bowling Green, Ky – Governor Beshear recently signed into law a bill that will help to fund the healthcare costs of the Kentucky Teacher Retirement System (KTRS). The change will include larger deductions from the paychecks of teachers and many university employees across the state. Dan Modlin reports.
Bowling Green, Ky – A recent debate in Bowling Green featured the two Democrats considered to be front-runners for the Democratic Senate nomination. Attorney General Jack Conway and Lieutenant Governor Daniel Mongiardo were present for the event. Lisa Autry was there and has this report.
Bowling Green, Ky – A new political movement is gaining steam around the country ahead of this year's elections. The organizers of the "Coffee Party USA" say they aren't an anti-tea party movement. Rather, Bowling Green chairwoman Claudia Hanes says her group is about bringing civility to politics and looking for solutions to problems. Joe Corcoran has our report.
Bowling Green, Ky – The book "Bowling Green Since 1950" is a compilation of photos by Tommy Hughes, who for 50 years captured the city through his camera. Portia Pennington co-authored the book and helped compile the pictures. She spoke to WKU Public Radio's Lee Stott.
Bowling Green, Ky – With just over a month remaining before Kentucky's primary election, Republicans wanting to replace retiring US Senator Jim Bunning debated in Bowling Green last night. Lisa Autry attended the event, and has this report.
Bowling Green, Ky – As part the WKU Cultural Enhancement Series, the former national Poet Laureate Bill Collins is coming to campus. Collins will discuss poetry Tuesday, April 13th, at 7:30pm in WKU's Van Meter Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. Ahead of his talk at WKU, Collins spoke to WKU Public Radio's Dan Modlin.
Bowling Green, Ky – Potential home buyers have a few days left to take advantage of a federal tax credit. April 30th is the deadline to get a house under contract and still qualify for $8,000 for first-time buyers, and $6,500 for repeat buyers. Alan Read with Crye-Leike Realty in Bowling Green says the tax incentive has propelled many people into the market.
Bowling Green, Ky – A researcher with the USDA Forest Service says something called "white nose syndrome" could become a serious threat to bat populations in Kentucky. Dr. Susan Loeb says experts are conducting a number of studies nationwide to look for answers to the mysterious disease. She spoke to our Dan Modlin.
Bowling Green – A Kentucky National guard unit deploys today for Afghanistan with an unusual mission: agriculture. As Lisa Autry reports, many soldiers are leaving their own crops and livestock to help farmers a world away become more self-sufficient and avoid the illegal drug trade.