Frankfort, KY – Only two days remain in the 2009 session of the Kentucky General Assembly, which resumes today in Frankfort. But as Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports, lawmakers may not need both days.
Bowling Green, Ky – As unemployment rates increase, millions of Americans are looking for work. An effective letter of reference can be a key part of the search process. But some companies and organizations no longer want their employees writing such letters on company stationary. Dan Modlin spoke with Cheryl Lewis-Smith, the WKU Human Resources Manager for Employment and Training. She says many companies now prefer that supervisors write what's known as a "letter of appreciation" when an employee leaves.
Bowling Green, Ky – Workers at the GM plant in Bowling Green returned to the assembly line last month following an eight week shutdown. Those same workers are about to be temporarily laid off again. Lisa Autry of WKU Public Radio has this story.
Bowling Green, Ky – A number of programs at Western Kentucky University are designed to encourage outstanding students to excel. Through the Honors College, the Center for Gifted Studies, and the Gatton Academy for Math and Science, students are being encouraged to thrive in challenging settings. Dan Modlin spoke with educational leaders on campus about how the state and nation can better cultivate and encourage talented students.
Frankfort, KY – Skyrocketing unemployment has Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and top education officials searching for ways to help the jobless pursue new skills and new careers. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh says tuition breaks is one idea getting a positive response.
Frankfort, KY – Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear is hoping House Democrats will waive new rules preventing them from acting on pending legislation in the waning days of the 2009 session. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has the latest.
Frankfort, KY – There's word from Washington the federal government will restore some of the funding yanked last year from the Communities at Oakwood in Somerset, Kentucky. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has details.
Frankfort, KY – Kentucky House Democratic leaders say when the 2009 session resumes Thursday, no further votes will be taken on pending legislation unless their caucus members desire such action. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has more.
Elizabethtown, Ky – More than 3,000 children in a 21 county region in Kentucky are now receiving backpacks full of food on the weekend. Through a program of the Elizabethtown-based group known as Second Harvest, school children are given food items to make sure they have something to eat when they aren't at school. Dan Modlin recently spoke with Tami Delaney about the program, and has this report.