Bowling Green, Ky – The WKU Pre-College Strings Program is an effort to encourage Warren County public school students to learn string instruments. The program's newest instructor is Ching Yi-Lin, who is hoping to expand the program to disadvantaged young people throughout the region. Kevin Willis spoke with Ching-Yi and one of her pupils about the program's goals.
Frankfort, Ky – All eyes will be on five central Kentucky counties Tuesday for a special election to fill a vacant state senate seat. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh says the election results could have deep repercussions.
Frankfort, Ky – Scaffolding now completely fills the rotunda of the Kentucky State Capitol, where extensive renovation and repair work is underway. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh gives us an exclusive view from the top.
Nashville, TN – The head of a Nashville-based charity known as "Soles for Souls" says their mission is simple--give shoes to people anywhere in the world who need them. Since Wayne Elsey got that idea five years ago, his group has given away millions of pairs of footwear to the needy and victims of natural disasters. Joe Corcoran has more on the charity's efforts.
Bowling Green, Ky – The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce wants state employees to start paying part of their health insurance premiums. The state-wide business group says these payments would help to offset revenue shortfalls that could threaten a number of state programs, including funding for education. But, the Kentucky Education Association says the Chamber's proposal is a step in the wrong direction.