Bowling Green, KY – The WKU Confucius Institute will host a special dinner next month, to promote a better understanding of Chinese etiquette. The meeting is designed to help individuals who want to learn more about doing business in China. Dan Modlin has this report..........
For the more than 10 percent of Americans who have some form of hearing loss, mass transit can be frustrating, especially on a busy travel weekend like this one. Even if you wear a hearing aid, trying to hear in places like airports, theaters and places of worship can be tough.
Bowling Green, KY – Stating that the law could violate the Constitution's Fourth Amendment ban on illegal search and seizure, Judge Mary Scriven temporarily blocked Florida's new requirement that welfare applicants need to be drug tested before they can receive benefits. The American Civil Liberties Union had sued the state of Florida over the issue in September.
Florida's Governor, Rick Scott, had signed the bill into law in May, saying that it could help to ensure that taxpayer dollars didn't go to those who use drugs illegally.
Bowling Green, KY – WKU Historians Dr. Glenn LaFantasie and Dr. Jack Thacker say "lateral entry" made it possible for many people with political connections to receive leadership positions in the military in the early years of the Civil War. In the next in our series of reports on the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, they talk with Dan Modlin......
Bowling Green, KY – The seasonally-adjusted preliminary unemployment rate in Kentucky increased to 9.7 percent in the month of September. That's an increase of two-tenths of a percent from August of this year. The government sector, which includes public administration agencies, public education, and state-owned hospitals lost 2500 jobs in September. Kentucky's jobless rate continues to run ahead of the national figure, which now stands at 9.1 percent, according to the Department of Labor.
Bowling Green, KY – Lowe's closed ten retail outlets yesterday, and plans to shut down ten more within a month. Its part of a plan to focus on more profitable locations, according to company officials. The North Carolina-based chain is also cutting back on the number of new stores it will be building. More than 1900 workers will lose their jobs in the twenty closings. Three of the stores are in New Hampshire, two are in Illinois, and two are in California.
Bowling Green, KY – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says motorists traveling northbound on Interstate 65 next week should anticipate some slow moving traffic during evening hours. Starting at eight pm Sunday October 16th, lane closures will be used to make repairs to the roadway. The work will be performed between mile markers 25 and 36 in Warren County. Work is expected to continue from 8pm to 6am through Thursday night.
Bowling Green, KY – The Kentucky Court of Appeals has upheld a 1.3 million dollar verdict against Ron Edwards, the one-time head of the Imperial Klans of America, who is now in prison. The court ruled that there weren't any critical mistakes in a civil case brought by Jordan Gruver, who was beaten by several Klan members at a fair in Meade County in 2006. In January the court had tossed out the award. Edwards is in federal prison on drug and gun charges.
Bowling Green, KY/Cincinnati, OH – Kroger says people who have peanut allergies could have a serious or even life-threatening reaction if they eat the ice cream being recalled. The company says 16 ounce pints of "Extreme Moose Tracks Ice Cream" were sold in ten states, and the items in question have a sell-by date of June 18, 2012 and a upc code of 11110 52909.