Bowling Green, Ky – The names of five teachers in the country were recently announced as new inductees into the National Teachers Hall of Fame. One of those teachers is Patrice McCracy of Cumberland Trace Elementary in Warren County. She spoke to our Dan Modlin about the honor.
Bowling Green, Ky – State officials are developing new tax breaks in an effort to land a high-tech auto battery plant in Hardin County. Kentucky is applying for a share of $2 billion in federal stimulus money to help fund a $600 million complex. The fuel cell plant could create as many as 2,000 jobs. Lisa Autry has this report.
Bowling Green, Ky – A special program is now helping students who have suffered brain injuries to attend classes at Western Kentucky University. Dan Modlin spoke with Dr. Richard Dressler of the WKU Acquired Brain Injury Program, as well as a student currently receiving assistance from the effort.
Bowling Green, Ky – Officials with the Small Business Administration have announced some changes to help free up credit for small businesses in the region. Steve Ayers is District Director for the agency in Kentucky. He says guarantees have been increased and fees have been reduced to help keep credit flowing to small enterprises. He spoke to our Dan Modlin.
Frankfort, Ky – Improving early childhood development and education in Kentucky is the focus of ongoing hearings in Frankfort. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh dropped by one of the hearings to see what types of topics are being discussed.
Bowling Green, Ky – Several hundred people gathered in downtown Bowling Green Wednesday for one of many "tea parties" held around the nation. Protesters vented their anger over government spending, high taxes, and several other issues. Dan Modlin spoke with several of the protesters.
Bowling Green, Ky – Five years ago, a retired Air Force veteran from Warren County had a dream of building a place where young people could learn about local pilots. Now, the Bowling Green Aviation Heritage Park is being dedicated. Restored and on display in the park is the F-4 Phantom aircraft Dan Cherry flew in the Vietnam War. A special guest at the dedication ceremony is the Vietnamese pilot Cherry shot down over Hanoi nearly 40 years ago. Lisa Autry reports.
Bowling Green, Ky – The Kentucky General Assembly recently decided to do away with the CATS testing system for public school students. A new testing regime will be developed over the next three years, but it's unclear at this point what type of test will be implemented. Dr. Aaron Hughey is a Professor of Counseling and Student Services at WKU. He told our Dan Modlin that it's important to be clear about what future tests are supposed to measure.