Owensboro, Ky – The upcoming River of Music Party (ROMP) in Owensboro is a major tourist event for the Daviess County area. The series of concerts and workshops attracts some of the top names in bluegrass music. Dan Modlin recently spoke to some officials about the event, which takes place June 26-28.
Bowling Green, Ky – As state officials develop plans for a special legislative session to deal with pension reform, the head of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce says change is needed as soon as possible. Chamber President Dave Adkisson, a former Owensboro mayor, spoke to our Dan Modlin.
Frankfort, Ky – In the wake of a legislative report critical of Kentucky retirement system investment returns, system officials are defending their efforts. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.
Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky Education Commissioner John Draud believes he has finally quieted questions surrounding his request for fully-loaded state car. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has the story.
Bowling Green, Ky – A researcher with the WKU Department of Geography and Geology has some potentially bad news for lovers of west coast wines. Dr. Greg Goodrich says a cooling trend in the Pacific Ocean could lessen the quality of grapes grown in places like Napa Valley, California. He spoke with our Kevin Willis.
Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky lawmakers appear headed for a special session, now that their leaders have reached final agreement on state pension system reforms. We get the latest from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.
Bowling Green, Ky – An audiologist from western Kentucky is warning that many regular summertime activities can negatively impact a person's hearing. Susan Brown is with the Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. She says repeated exposure to loud lawnmowers, for example, can eventually lead to hearing damage. She spoke to our Dan Modlin.
Owensboro, Ky – The International Mystery Writer's Festival is set for Owensboro this June. Dan Modlin spoke with marketing director Travis Estes about the event, and the potential impact of problems facing a major hotel in the city.
Frankfort, Ky – Operation Homefront is a program that offers refurbished computers to military families that have loved ones deployed overseas. The group is giving some Ft. Campbell families computers that will be used to communicate with relatives who are serving in Iraq. Dan Modlin spoke with Ret. Brigadier General John Howard, a board member of Operation Homefront.