Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and House Democratic leaders are offering competing plans for raising desperately needed state revenue. As Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports, both plans include a cigarette tax increase.
Bowling Green, Ky – WKU has announced that the Early Childhood Center has been named for longtime supporters Dan and Vicki Renshaw. Their support is enabling the facility to provide a number of services to children with disabilities. Autism is a major target of the Center's efforts. Dan Modlin reports.
Bowling Green, Ky – After Hillary Clinton's recent primary wins in Ohio and Texas, her battle with Barack Obama seems destined to go down to the wire. That could mean that Kentucky's usually irrelevant primary might actually prove pivotal this year. Dan Modlin speaks with WKU Political Science Professors Scott Lasley and Joel Turner.
Bowling Green, Ky – Most high school students wanting to study a foreign language choose from Spanish, German, and French. But Bowling Green High School students have the chance to take the only Arabic language class in Kentucky. Joe Corcoran spoke to teacher Touria Meyers and her pupils about the one-of-a-kind class.
Bowling Green, Ky – Kentucky's bicentennial celebration of Abraham Lincoln has many people thinking a bit more about our nation's 16th president. But for one Lawrenceburg man, Honest Abe is cause for celebration every year. Jim Sayre is a Lincoln impersonator who dons the famous beard, frock coat, and top hat of Lincoln. He spoke to our Lisa Autry about life as Lincoln.
Bowling Green, Ky – Kosovo's declaration of independence is the final nail in the coffin of what used to be known as Yugoslavia. Dan Modlin speaks with Indiana University Law Professor Tim Waters, who helped draft the criminal charges against former Serb leader Slobodan Milosevic. Professor Waters discusses the impact Kosovo's declaration has on the Balkan region and the US.
Bowling Green, Ky – After years of waiting, WKU has received approval to offer a doctorate in education degree. The Council on Post-secondary Education gave the OK to WKU, Northern Kentucky University, and Eastern Kentucky University. Dan Modlin speaks with Dr. Jeanne Fiene, head of the WKU Department of Educational Administration about the new degree program.
Frankfort, Ky – An effort to bring casino gambling to Kentucky appears to be in serious trouble, after a constitutional amendment allowing gaming fails to win the support of a House committee. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has the story.
Frankfort, Ky – With Kentucky's finances bleeding red ink, and casino gambling facing an uncertain fate, advocates of a cigarette tax increase continue making their case in Frankfort. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has more.
Frankfort, Ky – A constitutional amendment on casino gambling has stalled in the Kentucky House, after tempers flared over attempts to amend the legislation in committee. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has the story.