Bowling Green, KY – The Kentucky Court of Appeals will hear arguments on September 6th in the Cave City Election appeal case. The Court will convene in Frankfort to hear challenges to a Barren County Circuit Court ruling that declared null and void the results of the 2010 Cave City Mayoral election. Barren County Judge Phillip Patton presided in that case. Tuesday's court proceedings in Frankfort are scheduled to start at nine a.m.
Louisville, KY – As high temperatures continue across Kentucky, Jefferson County Public Schools have decided to delay the start of high school football games scheduled for tonight. School System Athletics Director Jerry Wyman says game times have been bumped to 8PM Eastern time tonight. Wyman says that change follows a meeting today with most school athletics directors in the system. Highs in Louisville are expected to reach 99 degrees.
Nashville, TN – The Drug Enforcement Agency in Nashville says several factors could lead to an increase in heroin abuse in the region. Agent Mike Stanfill tells WKU Public Radio high school and college aged white men are increasingly smoking and snorting the drug because they think it's safer than injecting it with a needle. Another reason is the increasing cost of prescription pain pills is driving some addicts to cheaper ways to get high. Kevin Willis has more.
Owensboro, Ky – Federal agents raided a pharmacy in Owensboro and removed all controlled substances from the business. The Drug Enforcement Administration is investigating hundreds of thousands of missing pain pills. Lisa Autry spoke to an Owensboro police officer about the story and has this report.
Bowling Green, KY – The Bill Monroe One Hundredth Birthday Celebration will be held in two weeks in Owensboro, Kentucky. Legendary bluegrass musicians will be gathering to pay tribute to the life and music of bluegrass pioneer and Kentucky native, Bill Monroe. Dan Modlin talks with Danny Clark of the International Bluegrass Music Museum....
Note: Wilhelm Furtwangler's last name is typically spelled with an umlaut over the 'a' character. The npr website does not support characters with umlauts over characters. A variation of Furtwangler's name without the umlaut is spelled Furtwaengler.
Wilhelm Furtwaengler's name may be hard for Americans to pronounce, but the reason this great conductor isn't so well-remembered here is that he chose to remain in Germany during WWII, though he was never a member of the Nazi Party, and was exonerated by a postwar tribunal.
Franklin – For horse tracks in Kentucky, racing is no longer enough. Horses are being lured away by tracks with higher purses thanks to electronic betting. As Lisa Autry reports, a track in Simpson County will starting reclaiming some of what it has lost.
Bowling Green, KY – Historians Jack Thacker and Glenn LaFantasie of the WKU History Department say the military conflict which took place in western portions of Virginia 150 years ago contributed to the formation of the state of West Virginia. They talk with Dan Modlin in the next in our series of interviews on the 150th anniversary of the Civil War...........
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.