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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Frankfort, Ky – Eleven years ago, Kentucky lawmakers repealed the state's mandatory motorcycle helmet law.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.
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.
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.
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.