Frankfort, Ky – With another special session on energy incentives looming, Kentucky House and Senate leaders are trying to hammer out a final compromise. Here's the latest from Tony McVeigh of Kentucky Public Radio.
Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky's Attorney General is raising alarms about electronic voting machines in the state, but the Secretary of State says those concerns are overblown. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports.
Frankfort, Ky – The Kentucky Board of Education has decided a change of leadership is needed in wake of a failed attempt to find a new Education Commissioner. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has this story from Frankfort.
Bowling Green, Ky – The WKU Biology Department is expanding its partnership with the University of Nairobi medical school, and is creating new partnerships with several Kenyan villages. Selected WKU pre-med and pre-dental students will travel to Kenya to help give medical care to villagers. Under the plan, Kenyan medical students will also provide care as well. We hear more about the partnership from Dr. Nancy Rice, of the WKU Biology Department.
Bowling Green, Ky – City leaders in Bowling Green are debating whether or not to enact a ban on smoking in certain public areas. Lisa Autry has this in-depth look at the arguments behind both sides of the issue. We hear from commissioner Slim Nash, who is sponsoring the ban, and citizens like Bob Talley who say local government shouldn't tell businesses they can't allow smoking on their property.
Fancy Farm, Ky – The Kentucky's govenor's race wasn't the only attention-grabbing campaign at this year's Fancy Farm picnic. As Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports, there was considerable talk about next year's US Senate race, as well.
Fancy Farm, Ky – The two men who want to be Kentucky's next governor spent time Saturday lobbing verbal grenades at each other. Watching the battle at the annual Fancy Farm picnic unfold was Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.
Bowling Green, Ky – Several groups representing Kentucky veterans want state lawmakers to consider funding for a western Kentucky veteran's healthcare facility. A military leader in the state says the facility is needed to help provide special care for alzheimer's patients.
Bowling Green, Ky – A structural engineer who teaches at Western Kentucky University says many people may be misled by the "structurally deficient" rating which had been given to the bridge that collapsed in Minneapolis. Dr. Shane Palmquist conducted bridge inspections for more than five years, and says the rating has a specific meaning to inspectors. He spoke to Dan Modlin in the studio of Western's Public Radio.