Frankfort, Ky – Some recent disasters are drawing attention to a 25-year old program aimed at protecting and preserving Kentucky's treasure trove of public documents. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh says alarm bells are sounding over declines in funding for the program.
Bowling Green, KY – The Kentucky Association of Counties is under the microscope for questionable spending habits, following newspaper reports about credit card charges to strip clubs. KACO leaders also paid 50 restaurant bills of $1,000 or more over two years. Lisa Autry has this report on what the organization is doing to combat the bad publicity.
Bowling Green, Ky – A spokesman for the Kentucky League of Cities believes the down economy is impacting public opinion of the organization. The League, which provides legal and financial services to Kentucky cities, has come under criticism after media reports unveiled questionable travel expenses from the priciest hotels and restaurants to strip clubs. Lisa Autry reports.
Bowling Green, Ky – A major bluegrass music event is expected to draw thousands of fans to Warren County later this month. The International Newgrass Festival will be held at Balance MotoCross, north of Bowling Green. Marissa Butler of the Bowling Green Area Convention and Visitor's Bureau says the event is drawing bluegrass fans from many parts of North America. Dan Modlin has our story.
Bowling Green, Ky – The Bowling Green-Warren County Regional Airport hopes by next spring to offer commuter flights. Airport manager Rob Barnett says Bowling Green hasn't had commercial service since a state subsidized airline left many years ago. Similar efforts are underway in Elizabethtown. Lisa Autry has this report.
Frankfort, Ky – With Kentucky's unemployment rate soaring, citizens' income and spending have been reduced. The proof is in sagging state sales tax and individual income tax collections. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has the numbers.
Frankfort, Ky – Prison costs in Kentucky are skyrocketing and state lawmakers know something must be done to get the situation under control. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh covered the latest hearing on the issue.
Bowling Green, Ky – The new Richardsville Elementary in Warren County is expected to be the first "Net Zero" school in the US. That means--on an annual basis--the facility would produce as much energy as it consumes. Architect Kenny Stanfield told WKU Public Radio its an interesting challenge to design such a facility. Dan Modlin has our report.
Frankfort, Ky – Gov. Steve Beshear has helped unveil a new United States Postal Service stamp honoring the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh dropped by the ceremony in the rotunda of the State Capitol.