Frankfort, Ky – A Republican Party of Kentucky unity rally Saturday drew several hundred party faithful to Frankfort, but it also attracted a small group of protestors. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh was there.
Bowling Green, KY – When 14 year old Mary Rachel Nalley of Bowling Green started picking out tunes on her fiddle in the 5th grade, even she didn't think it would land her on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry just four years later. Mary recently came to the studios of WKU Public Radio and shared some of her music with our listeners.
Bowling Green, Ky – Bowling Green's Rand Paul will represent the Republican Party in November's US Senate race. Paul won a decisive victory Tuesday over Secretary of State Trey Grayson, and will now face Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway, who won the Democratic primary. WKU Public Radio's Lisa Autry was at the Rand Paul election party when it was announced he secured the GOP nomination.
Summer Shade, Ky – At Dry Branch Farm in Monroe County, Lane Linnenkohl is hard at work preparing his sustainably-raised produce and livestock ahead of the summer growing season. But he's not alone. Andy McPhearson, a 26 year old from New Orleans, is interning at the Summer Shade farm through an apprenticeship program that pairs up-and-coming farmers with those who practice sustainable agriculture. Kevin Willis visited the farm and has our story.
Nashville, TN – As the city of Nashville works to recover from historic flooding, some songwriter organizations in that city are helping to lead volunteer efforts. Bart Herbison is the Executive Director of the Nashville Songwriters Association International. He says many people in the music business suffered significant equipment and instrument losses. Still, city leaders say Nashville is "open for business." Dan Modlin has our story.
Bowling Green, Ky – Six months after a WKU Math Professor was found stabbed to death, her colleagues are keeping her memory alive. Dr. Bettina Richmond was remembered recently at a special service on campus. Dr. Richmond was found in her van outside the Bowling Green Parks and Recreation Department last November. Her killer remains free. Lisa Autry has this update.
Bowling Green, KY – Bowling Green eye surgeon Rand Paul is making his first run at public office. Paul has made quite a splash, garnering a great deal of national attention as he leads many public opinion polls in the Republican Senate primary election. Paul told our Lisa Autry the greatest threat to the nation is the growing debt level. The Warren County Republican also says he would push for a balanced budget amendment and ban on earmarks if elected to the Senate.
Bowling Green, Ky – The Toyota USA Foundation recently announced that WKU will receive a $500,000 grant to help fund the new Academy for Math and Technology Leadership. Toyota North American Vice-President Jim Wiseman says the automaker has an established interest in WKU and the field of technology. Dan Modlin spoke to Wisman and Dr. Sam Evans, Dean of the WKU College of Educational and Behavioral Science.
Bowling Green, Ky – Gurley Martin is an 86-year-old veteran from Owensboro who is running for the US Senate seat currently held by Jim Bunning. Martin pledges that if he's elected he won't serve more than two terms. This is part of our series of conversations with all of Kentucky's Senate candidates.
Bowling Green, Ky – Kentucky's senior US Senator says Republicans will inspect Elena Kagan's record with an open mind. President Obama on Monday announced he was nominating Kagan--the current US Solicitor General--for a seat on the Supreme Court. If their is any major opposition to Kagan's nomination, it will likely be lead by McConnell. Kevin Willis has more.