12:13 pm
Mon August 29, 2011

Kentucky Track Gambles on Instant Racing

Franklin – For horse tracks in Kentucky, racing is no longer enough. Horses are being lured away by tracks with higher purses thanks to electronic betting. As Lisa Autry reports, a track in Simpson County will starting reclaiming some of what it has lost.

12:59 pm
Fri August 26, 2011

WKU Historians Reflect on the Civil War and its Impact on the Formation of West Virginia

Bowling Green, KY – Historians Jack Thacker and Glenn LaFantasie of the WKU History Department say the military conflict which took place in western portions of Virginia 150 years ago contributed to the formation of the state of West Virginia. They talk with Dan Modlin in the next in our series of interviews on the 150th anniversary of the Civil War...........

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10:27 am
Fri August 26, 2011

Tennessee's "Thurgood Marshall" passes away at the age of 78

Adolpho Birch Jr.

Nashville, TN – A groundbreaking Tennessee legal figure has passed away. Justice Adolpho Birch, Jr. was the first African-American elected to a Nashville judgeship and the first to lead the state Supreme Court. Kevin Willis has more on the life of Birch.

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2:15 pm
Thu August 25, 2011

Bowling Green Firemen Training for Possible Bus Accidents

Bowling Green, KY – Several members of the Bowling Green Fire Department have been undergoing training this week, to learn techniques that can be used in school bus accidents. Captain Jason Sowders says the training can be very important as firefighters prepare for emergency situations they could face in the future. Dan Modlin has more on the story....

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5:50 pm
Wed August 24, 2011

The Vintage Sound Collections of Freeman Kitchens

Freeman Kitchens at his store in Drake, Kentucky
Photo by Jennifer Jameson

A new exhibition at the Kentucky Museum on the WKU Campus in Bowling Green chronicles the work of Freeman Kitchens.

For decades his store, housed in the post office in Drake, Kentucky, has been a magnet for collectors and music enthusiasts from around the world.

WKU Folk Studies graduate student Rachel Hopkin reports.

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11:24 am
Wed August 24, 2011

Health Dept. Inspects Restaurants for Public Safety

Bowling Green, KY – Twice a year, four inspectors from the Warren County Health Department inspect the more than 1,300 food establishments in Warren County making sure they're clean and safe for the public. Joe Corcoran went behind the scenes on a recent surprise inspection to find out what goes into their reports.

10:46 am
Wed August 24, 2011

Franklin track to be first in Kentucky to offer "instant racing"

Kentucky Downs in Franklin, Ky

Franklin, Ky – Kentucky Downs will soon become the first horse track in the Commonwealth to offer what's known as instant racing. As Lisa Autry reports, the track is moving forward with expanding gaming despite a court challenge.

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1:15 pm
Tue August 23, 2011

Senator Paul Hosts Town Hall in Western Kentucky

Bowling Green – About 100 people packed Hartford City Hall Tuesday to speak with Republican U.S. Senator Rand Paul, his first town hall since taking office. Paul denounced the nation's debt while calling for the resignation of U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner. Lisa Autry has this report.

Arts & Culture
4:34 pm
Mon August 22, 2011

Riverpark Center Hits $1 million Fundraising Goal, Retires Building Debt

The Riverpark Performing Arts Center in downtown Owensboro

Owensboro, Ky – The Riverpark Performing Arts Center in Owensboro is officially retiring its 19 year building debt. Riverpark has raised $1.1 million, holding up its end of a bargain with the city of Owensboro and Daviess County. Kevin Willis reports.

New Academic Year at WKU
1:55 pm
Mon August 22, 2011

WKU President Stresses "Retention" in Opening Remarks

Dr. Ransdell addresses faculty and staff
Clinton Lewis/WKU University Relations

Bowling Green, KY – WKU President Gary Ransdell says student retention is becoming an important measure of academic quality. Speaking to faculty and staff during his annual convocation address, Dr. Ransdell said WKU has a responsibility to help increase the number of college graduates in the state of Kentucky. During the speech, the University President also listed some key achievements and challenges facing the institution. Dan Modlin has more on the story.......