Frankfort, KY – Kentucky now has a uniform set of rules governing all family law cases in the Commonwealth. they were unveiled at the state capitol in Frankfort. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports.
Owensboro, Ky – In Owensboro, a small Roman Catholic school is embarking on a strategic growth plan designed to boost enrollment. Brescia University is a liberal arts school that prides itself on graduating students who have a holistic view of education, and who are interested in serving their communities. We visited the school's downtown Owensboro campus to learn about Brescia's approach to education, and how it plans to grow in the near future.
Bowling Green – Bowling Green mayor Elaine Walker will finish out Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson's term after Grayson accepted a position at Harvard University. Walker will assume her duties at the end of January. She appeared live on WKU Public Radio's "Morning Edition" with Joe Corcoran.
Bowling Green, KY – A pair of historians from Western Kentucky University say Robert E. Lee faced a very difficult decision when he had to choose between commanding the Union army or siding with his home state of Virginia. That decision 150 years ago marked a key turning point in the development of leadership in what became the Confederate Army. Dan Modlin talks with Dr. Jack Thacker and Dr. Glenn LaFanatasie.......
Bowling Green, KY – The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the President of the Kentucky Senate say lawmakers in Frankfort need to be aware of calls to "modernize" state government. Senate President David Williams believes its time to take a fresh look at the tax code in the state, and Kentucky Chamber of Commerce President David Adkisson says its extremely important to be certain that Kentucky's small businesses are able to compete effectively in the global marketplace.
Bowling Green, Ky – Education is expected to be a main focus of the next Kentucky General Assembly session in Frankfort. Last year, lawmakers voted to end the annual assessment regime known as the Commonwealth Accountability Testing System--or "CATS." Lawmakers and educators are now trying to hammer out a new testing strategy. To get a preview, we spoke to Brad Hughes, with the Kentucky School Boards Association.
Bowling Green, KY – WKU Historians Dr. Glenn LaFantasie and Dr. Jack Thacker say several southern states were quick to follow South Carolina's lead in leaving the union. Some maintained that the founding fathers intended states to have the right to leave the federal government. Dan Modlin spoke with the WKU Historians........
Fort Knox – More than 3,000 soldiers from central Kentucky begin leaving this week for Afghanistan. They make up the Third Brigade Combat Team stationed at Fort Knox. Over the next year, WKU Public Radio will be getting updates on the mission from a battalion commander, Lieutenant Colonel James Vizzard. He spoke with WKYU's Lisa Autry.