Bowling Green, Ky – High unemployment rates in Kentucky are leading some people to consider starting their own businesses. Adam Brownlee, director of the WKU Small Business Development Center, says it's very important to create a specific business plan before starting out on your own. He spoke to our Dan Modlin about the challenges small business owners are facing.
Bowling Green, KY – A political scientist who will be speaking at WKU next week says world leaders should focus on managing nuclear weapons, rather than trying to abolish them. Dr. Richard Harknett of the University of Cincinnati believes it's unrealistic to think the world will be totally free of such weapons. Harknett is the upcoming Boyd-Luebkker Lecture Series guest at WKU. He spoke to our Dan Modlin.
Bowling Green – Although their population is not increasing, coyotes are now permanent residents of the state of Kentucky. In this report, Dan Modlin speaks with a UK wildlife specialist about the positive and negative contributions from coyotes.
Frankfort, Ky – The revised protocol for carrying out the Death Penalty in Kentucky has been reviewed by a legislative oversight committee in Frankfort. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.
Bowling Green, Ky – Officials with the Social Security Administration say increasing numbers of senior citizens are going online to obtain and provide social security information. David Smith is the District Manager of the Bowling Green office. She talked to our Dan Modlin.
Frankfort, Ky – Time is running out on the 2010 legislative session, but bills to help Kentucky's horse industry through expanded gambling remain alive in the House and Senate. We get an update from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.
Owensboro, Ky – For the second time since a massive earthquake hit Haiti in January, Dr. Philip Hurley of Owensboro is heading on a medical mission. Hurley is an orthopedic surgeon who is volunteering his time to help the countless victims of the quake. On his first trip, Dr. Hurley performed numerous operations, including many amputations. He's expecting more of the same this trip. He spoke with Kevin Willis from his Daviess County office.
Frankfort, KY – Legislation boosting Kentucky's drop out age, which has the backing of first lady Jane Beshear, continues moving forward in the 2010 General Assembly. We get the latest from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.
Frankfort, Ky – For the past few days, Kentucky House leaders have been saying they're very close to a state budget agreement. Now, it looks like the wait may be over. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has the latest.
Owensboro, Ky – In Owensboro, an alcohol and drug rehabilitation center is taking an unusual approach in helping addicts get clean. The Owensboro Regional Recovery center doesn't employ doctors, nurses, or professional counselors. Instead, former addicts serve as peer mentors for residents. The Daviess County facility targets male addicts who are homeless. Kevin Willis recently visited the center and has our report.