Franklin, Ky – California-based Zero Air Pollution, or ZAP, broke ground last month on a 1-million square-foot facility in Simpson County, Kentucky. ZAP has promised thousands of new jobs and the production of gas-free electric cars. Automotive analyst Aaron Bragman of Detroit says ZAP has a poor reputation in the auto industry. For example, he says the company has failed to deliver some vehicle models. The ZAP CEO says such glitches will be alleviated once the company moves production from overseas.
Bowling Green, Ky – Governor Steve Beshear says he will stay far removed from the leadership contest in the Kentucky House. State Rep. Greg Stumbo recently announced he would challenge House Speaker Jody Richards of Bowling Green. Richards has held the title of House Speaker longer than any other Kentuckian in history. Beshear spoke to our Lisa Autry.
Frankfort, Ky – The national mortgage crisis is driving foreclosure rates skyward in some states, but so far, that has not been the case in Kentucky. And as Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports, proactive steps taken by state leaders may be part of the reason why.
Bowling Green, KY – A Louisville TV station has pulled an ad by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee attacking the business that employs Republican candidate Brett Guthrie. A lawyer representing the company has threatened to sue over the ad, saying it's "demonstrably false." Kevin Willis reports.
Lexington, KY – The candidates for Kentucky's 2nd Congressional District seat are willing to go against the wishes of party leadership. Warren County Republican Brett Guthrie of Bowling Green and Daviess County Democrat David Boswell debated Monday night on Kentucky Educational Television.
Frankfort, Ky – The Commonwealth of Kentucky is going after the domain names of internet websites offering illegal gambling opportunities to Kentucky citizens. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.
Bowling Green, Ky – Indiana is usually an afterthought in Presidential elections, reliably voting Republican since 1964. But this year there are some indications that the contest between John McCain and Barack Obama may have put the Hoosier State in play. We spoke to University of Evansville Political Science Professor Robert Dion.
Bowling Green, Ky – A professor with the WKU Economics Department says the news media has oversimplified its reporting on the economy. Dr. Brian Strow says the poor coverage is contributing to confusion about financial institutions and the stock market. He spoke to our Dan Modlin.
Bowling Green, Ky – Moves by the Federal Reserve to calm financial market turmoil have reignited a longstanding debate: how and when should the government intervene in free markets? Kentucky Senator Jim Bunning is one of the leading critics of the Fed's recent bailouts. Kevin Willis reports.