Bowling Green, Ky – Kentucky is one of many states seeing a disturbing rise in the number of teens who are addicted to prescription drugs. The problems in the state mirror a national trend. This is part one of a special series of reports on the issue. Dan Modlin speaks with experts in the field of youth counseling, psychology, and law enforcement.
Frankfort, Ky – The chairman of the Kentucky Republican Party is calling for the ouster of Democratic gubernatorial nominee Steve Beshear's campaign manager. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports from Frankfort.
Bowling Green, Ky – The ongoing drought in Kentucky and much of the US south and midwest is taking a toll on beef herds. Many farmers are selling cattle, rather than struggle to try to get adequate hay supplies. Dan Modlin recently spoke to David Newsom, assistant manager at the WKU farm in Bowling Green.
Frankfort, Ky – In an age of growing concern over American dependence on foreign oil, Kentucky is joining at least 20 other states intensely studying ways to develop clean, affordable, reliable and renewable energy sources. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports from Frankfort.
Frankfort, Ky – The Kentucky Attorney General is threatening legal action over Governor Fletcher's appointments to the boards of the state's two largest universities. Tony McVeigh reports from Frankfort.
Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky Senate President David Williams will learn this week if an ethics complaint against him will proceed, or be dismissed. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports from Frankfort.
Bowling Green, Ky – Nevil Speer is an agriculture and livestock specialist at WKU. He says the recent outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease in Great Britian contain lessons for the US and the rest of the world.
Bowling Green, Ky – The Michael Vick dogfighting case has put the spotlight on a crime that exists in the shadows. But animal shelter workers and prosecutors in the listening area of WKU Public Radio say the crime is more common than most believe. Lisa Autry has this special report.
Bowling Green, Ky – Most stories on teen drug abuse deal with marijuana, cocaine, and meth. But a WKU expert says prescription drug abuse is skyrocketing amongst teens in the state and nation. Our interview guest is Dr. Karl Laves, Assistant Director of the Counseling and Testing Services Center at WKU.