Regional
4:58 pm
Mon April 26, 2010

Sleep apnea study finds increased risk of stroke in women

Bowling Green, Ky – A new study of sleep apnea links that problem to an increased risk of stroke in both men and women. The lead researcher on the project, Dr. Susan Redline of Case Western Reserve University, says this is the first time that link has been established in women. She spoke to our Dan Modlin.

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Regional
9:19 am
Mon April 26, 2010

Kentucky government to shut down if no budget in place

Frankfort, Ky – On July 1st, if Kentucky is still without a state budget, a partial shutdown of state government will ensue. Non-essential services, like state parks, will close. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh explains why the commonwealth finds itself in such a precarious predicament.

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Regional
9:35 am
Tue April 20, 2010

Richards, DeCesare offer look ahead to special session

Bowling Green, Ky – Besides the budget, Governor Beshear will decide what issues will be addressed in a special session next month. Senate President David Williams has suggested adding charter schools to the agenda as Kentucky tries to secure millions of dollars in federal "race to the top" money. Lisa Autry recently spoke with Warren County lawmakers Jody Richards and Jim DeCesare, who offer a recap of the General Assembly and a look ahead at the special session.

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Regional
9:30 am
Tue April 20, 2010

Teachers, university workers to lose more of paycheck

Bowling Green, Ky – Governor Beshear recently signed into law a bill that will help to fund the healthcare costs of the Kentucky Teacher Retirement System (KTRS). The change will include larger deductions from the paychecks of teachers and many university employees across the state. Dan Modlin reports.

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Regional
5:01 pm
Mon April 19, 2010

Democratic Senate candidates debate in Bowling Green

Bowling Green, Ky – A recent debate in Bowling Green featured the two Democrats considered to be front-runners for the Democratic Senate nomination. Attorney General Jack Conway and Lieutenant Governor Daniel Mongiardo were present for the event. Lisa Autry was there and has this report.

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Regional
10:45 am
Thu April 15, 2010

"Coffee Party" gaining steam in parts of state, country

Bowling Green, Ky – A new political movement is gaining steam around the country ahead of this year's elections. The organizers of the "Coffee Party USA" say they aren't an anti-tea party movement. Rather, Bowling Green chairwoman Claudia Hanes says her group is about bringing civility to politics and looking for solutions to problems. Joe Corcoran has our report.

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Regional
10:53 am
Wed April 14, 2010

New book shows off 50 years of Bowling Green photos

Bowling Green, Ky – The book "Bowling Green Since 1950" is a compilation of photos by Tommy Hughes, who for 50 years captured the city through his camera. Portia Pennington co-authored the book and helped compile the pictures. She spoke to WKU Public Radio's Lee Stott.

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Regional
9:21 am
Wed April 14, 2010

Senate GOP candidates debate in Bowling Green

Bowling Green, Ky – With just over a month remaining before Kentucky's primary election, Republicans wanting to replace retiring US Senator Jim Bunning debated in Bowling Green last night. Lisa Autry attended the event, and has this report.

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Regional
10:29 am
Tue April 13, 2010

Former US Poet Laureate coming to WKU

Bowling Green, Ky – As part the WKU Cultural Enhancement Series, the former national Poet Laureate Bill Collins is coming to campus. Collins will discuss poetry Tuesday, April 13th, at 7:30pm in WKU's Van Meter Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. Ahead of his talk at WKU, Collins spoke to WKU Public Radio's Dan Modlin.

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Regional
10:18 am
Tue April 13, 2010

April 30th is deadline for federal home buyer tax credit

Bowling Green, Ky – Potential home buyers have a few days left to take advantage of a federal tax credit. April 30th is the deadline to get a house under contract and still qualify for $8,000 for first-time buyers, and $6,500 for repeat buyers. Alan Read with Crye-Leike Realty in Bowling Green says the tax incentive has propelled many people into the market.

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