Bowling Green – Once Kentucky's largest hotel, the Owensboro Executive Inn opened its doors nearly 35 years ago. From weddings and proms to concerts and political rallies, the Executive Inn knew how to draw a crowd. Crowds will be on hand again this weekend to watch the local landmark be demolished. Lisa Autry has this remembrance.
Bowling Green, Ky – A man who has spent much of life exploring and writing about caves has written a new book about the life of Mammoth Cave guide Steven Bishop. It's a unique book, written from the perspective of Bishop's wife, who--like her husband--was a slave. Dan Modlin spoke with author Roger Brucker.
Bowling Green, Ky – The decision to cancel an upcoming Presidential runoff election in Afghanistan still leaves some tough decisions for US leaders as they try to deal with political turmoil and violence there. WKU Political Science Professor Soleimon Kiasatpour says there are no easy answers for America's political and military leaders. He spoke with our Dan Modlin.
Bowling Green, Ky – Livestock industry leaders in Kentucky are concerned about a shortage of large animal veterinarians. Dr. Gordon Jones of the WKU Agriculture Department says the Bluegrass State isn't alone in trying to deal with the issue. A new program aimed at encouraging students to become large animal vets is being unveiled in Kentucky. Dan Modlin has this story.
Bowling Green – About five thousand Kentuckians have exhausted the maximum number of benefits they can collect through unemployment insurance. Whether or not they receive additional help from the federal government will depend on the U.S. Senate. Lawmakers are considering extending unemployment benefits up to 20 weeks. Similar legislation has already cleared the U.S. House. Another extension would be the fourth in just over a year. Lisa Autry reports.
Owensboro, Ky – The head of the Owensboro Medical Health System says a new hospital would greatly improve the experience of those seeking care. OHMS President and CEO Jeff Barber believes a new facility is necessary to serve those in Daviess County, as well as those who come from surrounding counties such as Henderson, Ohio, and Union. Groundbreaking is set to take place in March, with the new hospital opening in 2013. Kevin Willis went to Owensboro to learn more about what the hospital will look like.
Bowling Green, Ky – WKU is announcing a new partnership with the Green River Regional Education Cooperative. The two organizations will work together to address concerns about the relatively high number of students who need remedial classes when they get to college. WKU Provost Barbara Burch spoke to WKU Public Radio about the issue.
Bowling Green, Ky – In the last two decades, families around the country have invested in state funds that pledge to cover the cost of attending college, no matter how much tuition increases. These 529 funds allow parents to pay future tuition costs at today's prices. But now most state-run programs are in the red. Lisa Autry reports.