Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky House and Senate leaders say the best way to end the state's budget impasse is for Gov. Beshear to offer a new state spending plan. Beshear says he did that in January. The back-and-forth on the budget is keeping our Tony McVeigh busy at the State Capitol.
Bowling Green, Ky – From our friend Cole Phelps, master mixologist at The Oakroom in Louisville:
Mint julep: Put 12 mint leaves in a glass, and add 3/4 oz. of syrup. Muddle gently, without tearing the leaves. While that sits, crush ice with a mallet. Add ice to glass, then pour in 2 1/4 oz. of bourbon. Add more ice to fill glass to the top. Pour in 1/4 oz more of the syrup on top of the ice, then garnish drink with mint. Add one sma
Bowling Green, Ky – WKU journalism student Colleen Stewart recently spent a week in Hyderabad, India. She was there as part of a team of students and faculty that went to India to learn about international reporting. While in India, Colleen and her professor, Sara Shipley Hiles, focused their efforts on reporting the country's growing number of farmer suicides. In her own words, Colleen describes what she saw.
Louisville, Ky – The mint julep stands proud as the beverage known as Kentucky's signature drink. Unless you're new to the area and haven't been paying attention, you know the julep is synonymous with the Kentucky Derby. What you might not know, however, is that the mint julep's history traces back to a rose water drink in the Middle East. Kevin Willis recently visited the famous Seelbach Hotel in Louisville to learn the history and proper preparation of the famous drink.
Bowling Green, Ky – A new study of sleep apnea links that problem to an increased risk of stroke in both men and women. The lead researcher on the project, Dr. Susan Redline of Case Western Reserve University, says this is the first time that link has been established in women. She spoke to our Dan Modlin.
Frankfort, Ky – On July 1st, if Kentucky is still without a state budget, a partial shutdown of state government will ensue. Non-essential services, like state parks, will close. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh explains why the commonwealth finds itself in such a precarious predicament.
Bowling Green, Ky – Besides the budget, Governor Beshear will decide what issues will be addressed in a special session next month. Senate President David Williams has suggested adding charter schools to the agenda as Kentucky tries to secure millions of dollars in federal "race to the top" money. Lisa Autry recently spoke with Warren County lawmakers Jody Richards and Jim DeCesare, who offer a recap of the General Assembly and a look ahead at the special session.
Bowling Green, Ky – Governor Beshear recently signed into law a bill that will help to fund the healthcare costs of the Kentucky Teacher Retirement System (KTRS). The change will include larger deductions from the paychecks of teachers and many university employees across the state. Dan Modlin reports.
Bowling Green, Ky – A recent debate in Bowling Green featured the two Democrats considered to be front-runners for the Democratic Senate nomination. Attorney General Jack Conway and Lieutenant Governor Daniel Mongiardo were present for the event. Lisa Autry was there and has this report.