Bowling Green – Hardin County residents are being asked to consider unifying their county and city governments. A consultant's study finds merging would create Kentucky's third largest community while streamlining government services and adding new clout in Frankfort and Washington. In this report, Lisa Autry takes a closer look at the proposal.
Bowling Green, KY – With the repercussions from Great Britain's "News Of The World" phone hacking scandal continuing, many are worried about their own personal privacy. WKU Public Radio's Joe Corcoran looks at the ethics of phone hacking and what to do to prevent it.
Bowling Green, KY – Senate President David Williams says the need for tax reform in the Commonwealth is becoming more apparent as Kentucky's jobless rate remains above national levels. Speaking with WKU Public Radio, Williams said he was especially concerned that the Commonwealth needs to be competitive with bordering states in attracting and building jobs. Pointing to the state of Tennessee, he said, "There are over nine hundred thousand more Tennesseans working than there are Kentuckians, and the per capita income is higher."
Bowling Green, KY – University President Gary Ransdell told Regents that this is the right time to move ahead with the acquisition of land located next to the WKU Farm. The property contains several structures, including a dwelling, a cottage, and a log house. University officials say the purchase is in keeping with the Campus Master Plan, and they intend to utilize structures on the acreage for agriculture, arts, craftsmanship, and tourism programs. Funding for the purchase is coming from the University Reserve.
Berea, KY – The small central Kentucky town of Berea has long had a reputation as a progressive community. Berea College was among the first southern schools to open its doors to women and African-Americans. But Kentucky Public Radio's Ron Smith reports recent racial intolerance raises questions about the town's commitment to its ideals