Nashville, TN – A groundbreaking Tennessee legal figure has passed away. Justice Adolpho Birch, Jr. was the first African-American elected to a Nashville judgeship and the first to lead the state Supreme Court. Kevin Willis has more on the life of Birch.
Bowling Green, KY – Several members of the Bowling Green Fire Department have been undergoing training this week, to learn techniques that can be used in school bus accidents. Captain Jason Sowders says the training can be very important as firefighters prepare for emergency situations they could face in the future. Dan Modlin has more on the story....
Bowling Green, KY – Twice a year, four inspectors from the Warren County Health Department inspect the more than 1,300 food establishments in Warren County making sure they're clean and safe for the public. Joe Corcoran went behind the scenes on a recent surprise inspection to find out what goes into their reports.
Franklin, Ky – Kentucky Downs will soon become the first horse track in the Commonwealth to offer what's known as instant racing. As Lisa Autry reports, the track is moving forward with expanding gaming despite a court challenge.
Bowling Green – About 100 people packed Hartford City Hall Tuesday to speak with Republican U.S. Senator Rand Paul, his first town hall since taking office. Paul denounced the nation's debt while calling for the resignation of U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner. Lisa Autry has this report.
Owensboro, Ky – The Riverpark Performing Arts Center in Owensboro is officially retiring its 19 year building debt. Riverpark has raised $1.1 million, holding up its end of a bargain with the city of Owensboro and Daviess County. Kevin Willis reports.
Bowling Green, KY – WKU President Gary Ransdell says student retention is becoming an important measure of academic quality. Speaking to faculty and staff during his annual convocation address, Dr. Ransdell said WKU has a responsibility to help increase the number of college graduates in the state of Kentucky. During the speech, the University President also listed some key achievements and challenges facing the institution. Dan Modlin has more on the story.......
Highland Heights, KY – In a surprising move at a convocation today, Northern Kentucky University President James Votruba announced that he will retire as President at the end of the current school year. The 66 year old Votruba says he has appreciated his fourteen years as NKU President, but indicated he plans to return to teaching educational leadership at the institution.