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.
Bowling Green, Ky – One of the newest industries in Kentucky is actually a combination of two of the state's oldest ones. Agri-tourism is being talked about and taught as a way to get some tourism dollars to farmers. In this report, Joe Corcoran speaks with Carl Chaney of Chaney's Dairy Barn fame about the movement.
Frankfort, KY – Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson is trying to keep alive an omnibus campaign finance bill awaiting final action in the 2009 General Assembly. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has details.
Bowling Green, Ky – WKU has unveiled a new energy policy, designed to reduce consumption. The plan calls for personal conservation, education, and building design that could lead to energy savings. Governor Beshear visited the campus Wednesday to announce the policy alongside WKU President Gary Ransdell. Dan Modlin was there and has this report.
Frankfort, KY – School accountability standards in Kentucky will be radically redesigned under landmark legislation approved by the 2009 General Assembly. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has been keeping track of the legislation's trajectory.
Bowling Green, Ky – A public awareness campaign is underway in Kentucky this month to address the issue of sexual assault. Dr. Tammy Hatfield of Lindsey Wilson's School of Professional Counseling says its very important for friends and family members to be supportive of victims of this type of criminal activity. Dan Modlin reports.
Bowling Green – The WKU men's basketball team is in Portland, Oregon ahead of the team's opening round NCAA tournament game against Illinois. Fans gave the Hilltoppers a big send-off Tuesday afternoon as they departed from the Bowling Green-Warren County Regional Airport. Lisa Autry spoke with Coach Ken McDonald about the Toppers chances in the tournament.
Frankfort, KY – Senior judges in Kentucky are going to remain in their current positions for several months to help save the commonwealth some much-needed revenue. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.