The Economy Project
2:20 pm
Wed December 23, 2009

Slow Economy Has Workers Raiding Retirement Funds

Bowling Green – The down economy has more Americans tapping their retirement savings. One business group says nearly half of those changing or losing jobs last year took cash out of their 401k accounts. In this report, Lisa Autry speaks with Bowling Green financial adviser Tony Walker who says it can be risky and expensive to tap retirement funds early.

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The Economy Project
4:28 pm
Thu December 17, 2009

Age Discrimination a Worry as Workforce Grows Older

Bowling Green, Ky – As many older employees try to stay in the workforce longer, some are facing age discrimination. Dan Modlin explores these legal issues with Bowling Green attorney Steve Hixson.

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The Economy Project
4:26 pm
Thu December 17, 2009

Older Workers Face Challenges as They Try to Stay in Workforce Longer

Bowling Green, Ky – Many older workers are hoping to stay on the job longer, in light of recent losses in retirement plan or longer life expectancy. Dan Modlin recently spoke with Howard Eglit of the Chicago-Kent School of Law about a recent study on older workers conducted by the Pew Foundation.

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Regional
7:22 am
Thu December 17, 2009

Message this: No texting while driving for state workers in Ky

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has issued an executive order banning state employees from text messaging while driving government-owned vehicles. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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Regional
7:18 am
Thu December 17, 2009

Drex Davis, former Ky Sec of State, dead at 88

Frankfort, KY – Former Kentucky Secretary of State Drex Davis has died. He was 88. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh looks back at Davis' long record of public service.

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Regional
7:52 am
Wed December 16, 2009

WKU military historian recalls importance of Battle of the Bulge, 65 years later

Bowling Green, Ky – December 16th marks the 65th anniversary of a pivotal World War Two battle. The Battle of the Bulge began when German troops went on the offensive against Allied forces in western Europe. Dan Modlin spoke with WKU military historian Dr. Jack Thacker about the battle, and it's impact on WWII.

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Regional
7:43 am
Wed December 16, 2009

As 2010 General Assembly nears, lawmakers face up to bleak budget outlook

(L-R) House Speaker Pro Tem Larry Clark, D-Louisville, confers with Rep. Jim Wayne, D-Louisville, during House budget briefing. Photo by Tony McVeigh

Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky lawmakers continue preparations for the 2010 legislative session, which begins in less than three weeks. During a budget briefing in Frankfort, Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh says not too many people were smiling.

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Regional
7:57 am
Tue December 15, 2009

New campaign aims to get young Kentuckians vaccinated for H1N1

Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky is joining a national public service campaign on the importance of swine flu vaccines, especially for children. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh says the TV ad features two familiar faces.

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Regional
11:26 am
Mon December 14, 2009

Part 2: Kentuckians urged to take preventive measures vs. colon cancer

Bowling Green, Ky – In the second part of our series looking at the impact of colon cancer, Dan Modlin speaks with several doctors and nurses who explain how preventive colon cancer treatments work.

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Regional
11:23 am
Mon December 14, 2009

Part 1: Colon cancer has huge impact on Kentucky, nation

Frankfort, Ky – Experts in the field say embarrassment is keeping too many people from getting screened for colon cancer. In the first of a two-part series of reports on colon cancer, Dan Modlin reports on the widespread impact this disease has on the Commonwealth and nation.

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