Bowling Green, KY – WKU Historians Dr. Glenn LaFantasie and Dr. Jack Thacker say "lateral entry" made it possible for many people with political connections to receive leadership positions in the military in the early years of the Civil War. In the next in our series of reports on the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, they talk with Dan Modlin......
Bowling Green, KY – The seasonally-adjusted preliminary unemployment rate in Kentucky increased to 9.7 percent in the month of September. That's an increase of two-tenths of a percent from August of this year. The government sector, which includes public administration agencies, public education, and state-owned hospitals lost 2500 jobs in September. Kentucky's jobless rate continues to run ahead of the national figure, which now stands at 9.1 percent, according to the Department of Labor.
Bowling Green, KY – Lowe's closed ten retail outlets yesterday, and plans to shut down ten more within a month. Its part of a plan to focus on more profitable locations, according to company officials. The North Carolina-based chain is also cutting back on the number of new stores it will be building. More than 1900 workers will lose their jobs in the twenty closings. Three of the stores are in New Hampshire, two are in Illinois, and two are in California.
Bowling Green, KY – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says motorists traveling northbound on Interstate 65 next week should anticipate some slow moving traffic during evening hours. Starting at eight pm Sunday October 16th, lane closures will be used to make repairs to the roadway. The work will be performed between mile markers 25 and 36 in Warren County. Work is expected to continue from 8pm to 6am through Thursday night.
Bowling Green, KY – The Kentucky Court of Appeals has upheld a 1.3 million dollar verdict against Ron Edwards, the one-time head of the Imperial Klans of America, who is now in prison. The court ruled that there weren't any critical mistakes in a civil case brought by Jordan Gruver, who was beaten by several Klan members at a fair in Meade County in 2006. In January the court had tossed out the award. Edwards is in federal prison on drug and gun charges.
Bowling Green, KY/Cincinnati, OH – Kroger says people who have peanut allergies could have a serious or even life-threatening reaction if they eat the ice cream being recalled. The company says 16 ounce pints of "Extreme Moose Tracks Ice Cream" were sold in ten states, and the items in question have a sell-by date of June 18, 2012 and a upc code of 11110 52909.
Bowling Green, KY – Twenty-nine year old Imad Asalowee and his wife emigrated to Bowling Green one year ago this week after enduring war and tragic loss in Iraq for nearly half his life. Imad speaks with Joe Corcoran about the horrors of war and the peace of living in America.
Bowling Green, Ky – The Indiana Secretary of State is requesting an independent investigator look into allegations of vote fraud against former Senator Evan Bayh, and his wife, Susan. But the man asking for the investigation faces his own set of legal problems. Kevin Willis has this story.
Bowling Green, KY – The President of the Kentucky Association of Realtors says the recent drop in mortgage interest rates is a good sign for the real estate industry. Tony Clark of Owensboro told WKU Public Radio that attitude plays a very important role in the home-buying decisions of many people, and he's encouraged by the fact that long term mortgage rated dropped below four percent last week. Clark believes lower interest rates can help to encourage home purchases in a variety of price ranges.