Regional
2:58 pm
Thu August 20, 2009

Job outlook worsens in Ky, but is there good news on the horizon?

Frankfort, Ky – There's more bad news on the unemployment front in Kentucky. But as Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports, there may be a glimmer of hope in the latest numbers.

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Health
9:35 am
Thu August 20, 2009

"Adopt-A-Backer" Program Providing Food to Needy Kentucky Kids

Bowling Green, Ky – An Elizabethtown-based group that serves 42 Kentucky counties is trying to get food to hungry children. Feeding America, Kentucky's Heartland is trying to rally support for its "Adopt-A-Backpacker" program, which provides basic food items for children to take home on the weekends. Each Friday, school personnel put a bag of food in the child's backpack. The organization's Development Director, Tami Delaney, says this is done to avoid stigmatizing the child. Kevin Willis reports.

Regional
9:25 am
Thu August 20, 2009

"Energy star qualified" appliances can save you money

Bowling Green, Ky – Energy experts says consumers can save a considerable amount of money each year by using household appliances which are "energy star qualified." Christian Ryan Downing is the sustainability coordinator at WKU. She says energy efficiency should be a top consideration when new refrigerators or dishwashers are purchased. She spoke to our Dan Modlin.

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Regional
4:48 pm
Wed August 19, 2009

Historic Frankfort home robbed

Frankfort, Ky – Miniature wedding portraits of Kentucky's first United States senator and his wife have been stolen from Liberty Hall, the couple's historic home in Frankfort. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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Regional
4:46 pm
Wed August 19, 2009

Beshear still trying to decide how much budget to cut

Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear is still weighing how much to cut state spending to make sure the commonwealth's budget will be balanced at the end of the current fiscal year. We get the latest from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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Regional
9:27 am
Wed August 19, 2009

Ky Supreme Court hears early prisoner release arguments

Frankfort, Ky – The Kentucky Supreme Court has heard oral arguments regarding a hotly-debated early release program for state prison inmates. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh was in the courtroom.

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Regional
10:03 am
Tue August 18, 2009

Warren County looking to sports marketing as economic bright spot

Bowling Green, Ky – Warren County tourism and development officials say they're looking at sports marketing as a bright spot during the economic tough times. A recent golf tournament is one example of ways the area is trying to bring money into the region. Joe Corcoran has our story.

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Regional
2:09 pm
Mon August 17, 2009

Ky CPE head wants course offerings widely available

Bowling Green, Ky – The President of Kentucky's Council on Postsecondary Education says colleges and universities must continue to make course offerings accessible. Robert King believes increasing numbers of non-traditional students will be attending colleges in the years ahead. He spoke to our Dan Modlin.

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Regional
2:03 pm
Mon August 17, 2009

New education leader in Ky author of blog

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky's new Education Commissioner is living up to transparency promises he made upon his recent hiring. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh explains.

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Regional
2:47 pm
Fri August 14, 2009

Leaders detail educational impacts of BRAC in Ft. Knox region

Bowling Green, Ky – Some of those involved in the planning for base realignment changes at Ft. Knox believe the impact will be more significant than many people in the state realize. WKU President Gary Ransdell is one of the university leaders who attended a symposium this week on the future educational needs in the Ft. Knox region. Dan Modlin attended the session and has this report.

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