Regional
9:23 am
Thu August 13, 2009

Ky League of Cities trying to weather intense scrutiny

Bowling Green, Ky – A spokesman for the Kentucky League of Cities believes the down economy is impacting public opinion of the organization. The League, which provides legal and financial services to Kentucky cities, has come under criticism after media reports unveiled questionable travel expenses from the priciest hotels and restaurants to strip clubs. Lisa Autry reports.

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Regional
9:00 am
Thu August 13, 2009

Ky's fiscal outlook worse than expected

Frankfort, Ky – Economic experts who advise Kentucky lawmakers and the governor are revising downward this fiscal year's state revenue estimates. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has the numbers.

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Regional
9:44 am
Tue August 11, 2009

"Newgrass" festival expected to draw fans to Warren County

Bowling Green, Ky – A major bluegrass music event is expected to draw thousands of fans to Warren County later this month. The International Newgrass Festival will be held at Balance MotoCross, north of Bowling Green. Marissa Butler of the Bowling Green Area Convention and Visitor's Bureau says the event is drawing bluegrass fans from many parts of North America. Dan Modlin has our story.

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Regional
9:16 am
Tue August 11, 2009

Bowling Green and Etown hoping to attract commercial airline

Bowling Green, Ky – The Bowling Green-Warren County Regional Airport hopes by next spring to offer commuter flights. Airport manager Rob Barnett says Bowling Green hasn't had commercial service since a state subsidized airline left many years ago. Similar efforts are underway in Elizabethtown. Lisa Autry has this report.

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Regional
9:07 am
Tue August 11, 2009

Bad economy hits Ky's tax collections

Frankfort, Ky – With Kentucky's unemployment rate soaring, citizens' income and spending have been reduced. The proof is in sagging state sales tax and individual income tax collections. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has the numbers.

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Regional
9:06 am
Tue August 11, 2009

Ky lawmakers want to tamp down prison costs

Frankfort, Ky – Prison costs in Kentucky are skyrocketing and state lawmakers know something must be done to get the situation under control. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh covered the latest hearing on the issue.

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Regional
4:28 pm
Thu August 6, 2009

New Warren County school first in US to be "net zero"

Bowling Green, Ky – The new Richardsville Elementary in Warren County is expected to be the first "Net Zero" school in the US. That means--on an annual basis--the facility would produce as much energy as it consumes. Architect Kenny Stanfield told WKU Public Radio its an interesting challenge to design such a facility. Dan Modlin has our report.

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Regional
2:44 pm
Thu August 6, 2009

New stamp honoring Kentucky unveiled

Frankfort, Ky – Gov. Steve Beshear has helped unveil a new United States Postal Service stamp honoring the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh dropped by the ceremony in the rotunda of the State Capitol.

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Regional
10:35 am
Thu August 6, 2009

Ky's new Education Commissioner officially on the job

Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky's new Commissioner of Education is on the job. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports on Terry Holliday's first working day in the commonwealth.

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Regional
9:26 am
Wed August 5, 2009

WKU's McChesney Field dedicated

Bowling Green, Ky – Officials at WKU say the new McChesney Field Campus will offer a variety of educational opportunities for students. Dr. John Bonaguro is the Dean of Allied Health and Human Services. Dr. Bonaguro says the newly-dedicated acreage will be a significant asset for the university for years to come. The property, which includes 140 acres in Warren County, is located near the Anna community. Dan Modlin reports.

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