Regional
9:22 am
Fri July 31, 2009

WKU focusing donors on long-term impact of private gifts

WKU VP for Institutional Advancement Tom Hiles

Bowling Green, Ky – Economic uncertainty is creating some additional challenges for universities and colleges as they try to raise money from private sources. Tom Hiles is Vice President for Institutional Advancement at WKU. He says donors and potential donors have suffered major losses in the stock market in the past year, often impacting how much they are able and willing to give. He spoke with our Dan Modlin about WKU's "New Century of Spirit" campaign.

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Regional
2:16 pm
Wed July 29, 2009

WKU and UK to start four-game football series next year

Bowling Green, Ky – WKU and the University of Kentucky will meet on the football field in a four-game series that begins next year. Details of the series were announced Wednesday in Nashville. Kevin Willis has more.

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Business
10:23 am
Wed July 29, 2009

With Dining Dollars Down, Glasgow Restaurant Tries to Beat the Odds

Dawn Purvis, owner of Sorrento restaurant in Glasgow

Glasgow, Ky – Many restaurants in the region--and nation--have been trying to survive during a time of decreased consumer spending. One such place is Sorrento Italian restaurant in Glasgow. It opened in May of 2008, right when the full impact of the recession was being felt in consumers' pocketbooks. Sorrento owner Dawn Purvis says to make it in the restaurant business, you have to be willing to do a little bit of everything--even wash dishes. Kevin Willis has our report.

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Regional
10:10 am
Wed July 29, 2009

2010 Ky Senate race starting to take shape after Bunning's announcement

US Senator Jim Bunning

Bowling Green, Ky – With the incumbent out of next year's Kentucky Senate race, things are starting to shape up for the 2010 Republican and Democratic primaries. Still, a number of questions remain unanswered about the race, which promises to be one of the most hotly contested in the nation. Lisa Autry reports on the impact of GOP Senator Jim Bunning's announcement to retire from office.

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Regional
9:32 am
Tue July 28, 2009

Bunning won't seek re-election next year

Frankfort, Ky – Saturday's 129th Fancy Farm picnic in far western Kentucky will be campaign-central for the U-S Senate seat currently held by Sen. Jim Bunning, who says he's not running for re-election next year. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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Regional
9:26 am
Tue July 28, 2009

WKU scholars debate impact of New Deal policies

Bowling Green, Ky – Ever since the recent federal stimulus package was signed into law, comparisons have been made to government action taken during the Great Depression. In this special documentary, we hear from scholars who take a look at the positive and negative consequences of the New Deal policies enacted by the Franklin Roosevelt administration.

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Regional
6:43 am
Fri July 24, 2009

Jury out on helmet law's impact on Ky motorcycle deaths

Frankfort, Ky – Eleven years ago, Kentucky lawmakers repealed the state's mandatory motorcycle helmet law. Since then, the commonwealth has witnessed a dramatic rise in motorcycle deaths. Is there a link? Possibly. But the jury's still out says Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh, who's been studying the issue.

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Regional
6:40 am
Fri July 24, 2009

First Saturday in August means it's time for Fancy Farm

Frankfort, KY – The epicenter of Kentucky politics each August, the annual Fancy Farm picnic, is now just one week away. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has been chatting with the master of ceremonies for this year's 129th picnic.

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Regional
4:19 pm
Thu July 23, 2009

Some groups want tougher standards on "Cash for Clunkers"

Bowling Green, Ky – The "Cash for Clunkers" program run by the federal government is designed to help motorists trade in their older, gas-guzzling autos for more fuel efficient models. Environmental groups say improving gas mileage is an important step in reducing emissions. But Dan Becker of the Safe Climate Campaign would like to see the government impose tougher standards on the program. Dan Modlin has the second of our two-part series on the Cash for Clunkers program.

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Regional
12:16 pm
Wed July 22, 2009

Hate crimes down in Ky, but number of hate groups up

Frankfort, Ky – Hate crimes in Kentucky declined in 2007, but the number of active hate groups in the commonwealth slightly increased. We get more on the story from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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