Bowling Green, Ky – A spokesman for Bowling Green Municipal Utilities told WKU Public Radio Wednesday that only 20-25 customers were still without power. Miles McDaniel said BGMU crews worked overnight to restore power to residents. Falling trees and limbs knocked down power lines throughout the BGMU service region Tuesday.
Bowling Green, Ky – A former US Representative from southern Indiana believes it would be a mistake to close the terrorist detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. John Hostettler toured the prison in 2005 as a member of the House Armed Services Committee. President Obama recently signed an executive order that calls for the facility to be closed. Hostettler spoke with WKU Public Radio's Lisa Autry.
Bowling Green, Ky – Kentucky Lt. Gov. Daniel Mongiardo says he'll run for the US Senate seat currently held by Republican Jim Bunning. In 2004, Mongiardo barely lost to Bunning in what virtually every analyst thought would be a cakewalk for the Republican. Lt. Gov. Mongiardo spoke to WKU Public Radio's Lisa Autry about his decision.
Bowling Green, Ky – Although the problems faced by major automakers and large financial institutions have received more public attention, small business owners are also facing many tough challenges. Dan Modlin has this report on how recession is impacting small business owners in our listening area.
Frankfort, KY – Eight gas retailers in Kentucky investigated for alleged price gouging in the wake of Hurricane Ike have agreed to pay the state thousands of dollars in fines. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports.
Owensboro, Ky – In Owensboro, the Charles Medley Distillery has been largely dormant for more than two decades. That's changing now, as the distillery will soon become Kentucky's most far-western bourbon producer. WKU Public Radio went to Daviess County to meet plant manager Derek Schneider, who explained bourbon's growing popularity both here and abroad, and how Owensboro's underground limestone river will be the key to great bourbon production.
Bowling Green, Ky – Economic uncertainty is taking a big toll on commercial real estate across the country, including the listening area of WKU Public Radio. College communities like Bowling Green are reporting high rates of vacancies for relatively new student housing. Bowling Green real estate agent Alex Nottmeier says this demonstrates the importance of thoroughly researching a community's needs before starting a new project.