Arts & Culture
5:28 pm
Fri October 7, 2011

Banjo Maker Arthur Hatfield

Rachel Hopkin and Arthur Hatfield

Arthur Hartfield is a Bluegrass banjo player and maker from Rocky Hill, KY. Hatfield started off in a traveling Bluegrass band, but decided he preferred to stay home and became a cabinet maker while playing in local bands. When he retired from cabinet making he decided to start professionally making banjos. This is the latest in an ongoing series of features produced for WKU Public Radio by WKU Folk Studies graduate student Rachel Hopkin.

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Regional
5:07 pm
Fri October 7, 2011

Officials Investigate Mining Fatality

Bowling Green, Ky – State Mining Officials say 23 year old Richard Coots, Jr. was killed about two o'clock this morning while he repaired a conveyor chain that had broken. The state says Coots had crawled under a mobile bridge that fell, pinning him underneath. Investigators are interviewing others who were working in the Letcher County mine at the time of the accident. Coots was an electrician/repairman for Owlco Energy. Kentucky officials say this is the fourth mining-related fatality in the Commonwealth in 2011.

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Regional
10:32 am
Wed October 5, 2011

Tobacco Distributor Indicted in Cigarette Tax Case

Bowling Green, KY – A federal grand jury in Louisville has indicted 41 year old Pedro "Peter" Bello of Miami on a charge of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Bello is accused of failing to pay more than two million dollars in cigarette taxes in the Commonwealth. Bello ran GT Northeast, a tobacco wholesaler that has also drawn the attention of investigators in New York City and the state of Indiana in the past. His arraignment is scheduled for October 18th in Louisville.

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Regional
5:25 pm
Tue October 4, 2011

WKU Astonomer's Colleagues Win Nobel Prize

Regional
5:08 pm
Mon October 3, 2011

WKU Center for Applied Economics Studies Gasoline Prices

Bowling Green, KY – In addition to the documented relationship between oil and gasoline prices, Dr. Brian Goff says a degree of "momentum" plays a role in what we pay at the gas pump.

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Regional
10:12 am
Mon October 3, 2011

In Warren County schools, iPads provide an educational boost for special needs students

Bowling Green, Ky – A growing number of special needs students are using iPads in the classroom. Video can improve social skills, audio helps students with writing difficulties, and the touch screen makes use easy for children with dexterity problems. Lisa Autry visited Rockfield Elementary to see how the technology is aiding students and their teachers.

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Regional
11:56 am
Fri September 30, 2011

Kentucky Court of Appeals throws out Jefferson County student-assignment plan

Louisville, Ky – Jefferson County's method of determining where students go to school has long generated controversy, and now it looks like the state Supreme Court will have the final say. Kevin Willis has our story.

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Regional
11:17 am
Fri September 30, 2011

Indiana and Kentucky Governors Announce Plans for the Sherman- Minton Bridge

Bowling Green, KY – The Governors of Indiana and Kentucky say it will cost about twenty million dollars to repair the Sherman-Minton Bridge. The structure has been closed for the past three weeks, after some weld defects were found.Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels held a news conference today in New Albany, Indiana, to reveal that the bridge will be closed for repairs for about six months. The bridge carries Interstate 64 traffic over the Ohio River.

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Regional
4:53 pm
Thu September 29, 2011

Lawsuit over oxycontin to be heard in Kentucky

Bowling Green, Ky – Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway is happy with a New York judge's ruling that a lawsuit against the maker of the painkiller oxycontin will be heard in the Commonwealth. Kevin Willis has more.

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