Bowling Green, Ky – President Obama is set to sign the largest federal economic stimulus package in history. Lisa Autry spoke with Kentucky's two US Senators, Governor Beshear, US Rep. John Yarmuth, and WKU Economics Professor Dennis Wilson about the prospects for the package energizing the recession-wracked economy.
Frankfort, KY – The Kentucky House and Senate won't convene the week of Feb. 16. Monday is a legislative holiday and the rest of the week is reserved for work group meetings. But as Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports, many pressing issues remain to be addressed.
Henderson, Ky – A legislative panel in Frankfort has given approval to more gambling at Kentucky horse tracks. Approval from the House Licensing and Occupations Committee is just the first step towards final passage, however. In this piece, Lisa Autry speaks with Ron Geary, owner of Ellis Park in Henderson, who favors increased gambling. We also hear from Warren County Rep. Jim Decesare, who is opposed.
Frankfort, KY – The 2009 Kentucky General Assembly is increasing taxes on alcohol and cigarettes to address an almost half-billion dollar shortfall in the state budget. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has the final vote.
Bowling Green, Ky – Lawmakers in the region of WKU Public Radio are expressing different thoughts about the cigarette and alcohol tax increases passed by the Kentucky House. Lisa Autry has this detailed look at the issues behind the tax vote.
Frankfort, KY – A new attempt is being made to win passage of cyberstalking legislation that failed to emerge from last year's Kentucky General Assembly. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.
Bowling Green, Ky – A WKU professor is using a popular computer game system for something more than just having some fun. Dr. Bruce Battles began using the Wii two years ago to help his son rehabilitate following a serious car accident. Now he's looking to see if it might help senior citizens. Joe Corcoran explains.