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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.