Bowling Green, Ky – Nick Clooney visited WKU to discuss his visit to the Darfur region of Sudan, where an estimated 400,000 people have been slaughtered by government-backed militias. In eastern Chad, Clooney and his son, George, met hundreds of refugees who had fled the violence in Darfur. Here is the complete, unedited version of his conversation with WKU Public Radio.
Bowling Green, Ky – A competition between WKU and EKU is designed to increase public awareness of organ donation issues. Kim Botner of the WKU School of Nursing says many people are unaware that donors can have an impact on people with a variety of health problems. Dan Modlin has our report.
Bowling Green, Ky – A new 3 billion dollar coal gassification plant is coming to Kentucky. Peabody energy company has announced its new facility will be built in one of five northwestern counties: Henderson, Muhlenberg, Ohio, Union, or Webster. Kevin Willis reports on the potential economic impacts of the new plant.
Bowling Green, Ky – The US Senate has yet to take up the issue of extending a moratorium that prevents state and local governments from levying taxes on internet access. The Senate's actions could have an impact on every American that logs on to the web. Kevin Willis reports.
Scottsville, Ky – A scam targeting Kentuckians who sell animals over the internet is gaining the attention of law enforcement. In Allen County, Jerry and Alice Wade receive the scam emails every week. The Wades breed puppies for sale on the internet and alerted WKU Public Radio about the scam. Kevin Willis has this story.
Bowling Green, Ky – Officer salaries are listed as a primary reason why many police departments in Kentucky are unable to retain officers. Some funds originally collected to fund law enforcement agencies have been diverted to other causes. Dan Modlin has part two in our special series of reports.
Bowling Green, Ky – Law enforcement officials in Kentucky say it is becoming increasingly difficult to retain personnel for police departments. Relatively low salaries are prompting some to leave the state for departments that pay better. Dan Modlin has the first of a two-part series.
Frankfort, Ky – The Kentucky Governor's race pits a Republican incumbent against a Democrat with a long political history. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh previously profiled Governor Fletcher. Now he hits the campaign trail with Democrat Steve Beshear.