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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.