Bowling Green, Ky – The recession has put many people in the region on unemployment benefits--many for the first time in their lives. A recent job fair in Bowling Green tried to change that by teaching job seekers everything from filling out applications and resumes to going back to school. Joe Corcoran spoke to some of those looking for work, and has our report.
Frankfort, Ky – Former Kentucky lawmaker Steve Nunn will waive a preliminary hearing in Fayette District Court Friday morning, sending his murder case directly to the grand jury. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.
Bowling Green, Ky – WKU is offering a new, two-year associate program for people who want to become water and waste-water technicians. Program coordinator Christal Wade says there is strong demand in the job market for those who complete such courses. Wade and Samantha Kramer spoke to our Dan Modlin.
Frankfort, Ky – A lawsuit challenging the use of state tax dollars to build a pharmacy school on a Baptist college campus in Williamsburg has been heard in the Kentucky Supreme Court. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh was in the courtroom.
Frankfort, KY – The Kentucky Attorney General's office says the board that oversees community colleges did NOT have the authority to eliminate tenure for new faculty hires. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports.
Frankfort, Ky – At almost 17%, Kentucky has one of the highest poverty rates in the nation. A 25-member legislative task force charged with developing strategies for combating the problem held its initial meeting this week in Frankfort. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh was there.
Bowling Green, Ky – A recent WKU print journalism graduate has her hands full in Butler County. Heather Coleman is editor and one-woman do-it-all for the Butler County Banner-Green River Republican newspaper. In our occasional series of reports on the present and future of media in the US, we asked Heather for her thoughts on how technology is changing things for rural weekly papers such as hers.
Bowling Green, Ky – With major questions surrounding the war in Afghanistan, Dan Modlin sat down with two history experts to talk about the past and possible future of conflicts in that country. Jack Thacker is a military historian at WKU, and Hugh Phillips specializes in Russian history.
Bowling Green, Ky – A new report from the top US commander in Afghanistan is raising questions about whether the US should do more to support the war effort in that country. General Stanley McChrystal says "under-resourcing" the Afghanistan war could lead to defeat. Kentucky's senior US Senator, Mitch McConnell, says he'll support President Obama if the administration takes steps to provide additional military support. McConnell spoke to our Dan Modlin.