Bowling Green, Ky – Supporters of smoke-free policies in Kentucky are hoping to eventually see those policies implemented statewide. Dr. Ellen Hahn, director of the Kentucky Center for Smoke-Free Policy, says time and money have to be invested for the effort to work. Opponents, on the other hand, believe the rights of business owners to set smoking policies should be preserved. Dan Modlin reports.
Frankfort, KY – In Frankfort, the hallways of the Kentucky State Capitol are quiet, after 28-days of frenetic legislative activity. But as Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports, the stillness is only temporary.
Frankfort, KY – A bill granting disaster days to school districts that lost instructional time to this winter's destructive ice storm has won final Kentucky General Assembly approval. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has more.
Frankfort, KY – In January, former Kentucky Attorney General Greg Stumbo was elected Speaker of the House, heralding a new era in state politics. Two months later, it looks like the honeymoon for Speaker Stumbo's leadership skills is over. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has the story.
Glasgow, Ky – A grassroots organization in Barren County is pushing for greater reliance on locally produced food. Sustainable Glasgow is one of a growing number of groups throughout the US focusing on the promotion of local food markets as a way to bolster the regional economy. Kevin Willis recently visited Glasgow to meet members of the group and find out what they hope to accomplish.
Frankfort, KY – The Kentucky House has approved a supplemental spending bill that provides additional funding for public defenders and prosecutors. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.
Bowling Green – President Obama is poised to sign an omnibus Appropriations bill into law. Criticized for its many earmarks, the measure avoids a partial government shutdown for the rest of the fiscal year. As Lisa Autry reports, both of Kentucky's U.S. Senators voted against the bill.
Bowling Green – The owner of Ellis Park in Henderson says he will reduce the number of meets this season and shut down the track next year. The news came at a meeting yesterday of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. Lisa Autry has more.