Somerset, Ky – Kentucky's largest home for mentally-retarded adults has officially lost its federal funding. The Communities at Oakwood facility in Somerset is working to overcome a history of violations that threatened the safety of its residents. Lisa Autry visited the facility to find out what staff are doing to correct the problems.
Bowling Green, Ky – Recent earthquakes impacting Kentucky, Indiana, and Illinois are raising questions about surface geology. The most recent quake did relatively little damage, but there are concerns about the safety of the regional population should a massive quake hit. We hear from Dr. Mike May of the WKU Geography and Geology Department, and Dr. William Andrews of the Kentucky Geological Survey.
Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky Finance Cabinet officials are apologizing for computer problems that led to the approval of millions of dollars in state contracts without proper legislative review. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has the story.
Bowling Green, Ky – In our continuing series of candidate profiles, we hear from Daviess County Judge-Executive Reid Haire, a Democrat who is running for the 2nd District US House seat. He spoke to our Lisa Autry.
Owensboro, Ky – Our series of candidate profiles continues with a look at Senator David Boswell of Owensboro. The Democrat is running for the 2nd District US House seat being vacated by Republican Ron Lewis. Senator Boswell spoke to our Lisa Autry.
Bowling Green, Ky – The list of Kentucky Democrats running for the US Senate seat held by Republican Mitch McConnell is a long one, but two names appear to be floating to the top. Bruce Lundsford and Greg Fischer are considered the two front-runners for their party's nomination. They spoke to WKU Public Radio about the economy, Iraq, and negative campaigning.
Bowling Green, Ky – The mid-June National Hot Road Association reunion is Bowling Green's biggest single tourism event of the year. The group recently signed a 5 year contract for their annual event to be held in south-central Kentucky. Dan Modlin spoke to members of the group and has this report.
Evansville, IN – Professor Robert Dion's phone has been ringing off the hook lately. When you're a political science instructor in Indiana that's what happens these days. With Hoosier State voters ready to go to the polls, Dr. Dion spoke to WKU Public Radio about how Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have been courting Indiana residents.
Bowling Green, Ky – As the cost of producing beef goes up, some farmers in Kentucky are concerned about whether they can raise cattle profitably this year. Dan Modlin recently spoke with WKU Agriculture Professor Nevil Speer, and WKU Farm assistant manager David Newsome.