Bowling Green – A WKU instructor and seven students are back from Joplin, Missouri where a May tornado killed more than 150 people. The WKU group spent a weekend helping demolish what was left of homes, moving debris, and salvaging personal items. They shared their experience in an interview with Lisa Autry.
Frankfort, KY – Kentucky state lawmakers are promising new legislation addressing issues raised in a recent state audit of the Kentucky Retirement Systems. That's the word from Frankfort where Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh covered a lengthy hearing on the audit.
Bowling Green, KY – State Auditor Crit Luallen says the new audit found no evidence of conflicts of interest that benefitted Kentucky Retirement System officials, but several "troubling aspects" were found regarding the use of placement agents. The State Auditor is referring several audit points to the U-S Securities and Exchange Commission, which has the authority to determine whether further investigation is needed.
Frankfort, KY – Pikeville College President Paul Patton served two terms as Kentucky's governor, but his first term accomplishments will likely be his legacy. The reason, as Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports, is higher education reform.
Elizabethtown – A former Fort Campbell soldier on trial four times for murdering two women in Hardin County was expected to gain his freedom Tuesday. The prosecutor went to court, asking for the case to be dismissed, but as Lisa Autry reports, victims' families didn't let that happen.
Bowling Green, KY – Prosecutors were successful in their attempt to have the case against Waad Ramadan Alwan and Mohaned Shareef Hamadi classified as a "complex" case. The prosecution will now have six months to file all discovery in the case. Meanwhile, the judge has not ruled on a defense motion to suppress evidence obtained through the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
Another hearing in the case has been scheduled for September 30th.
Bowling Green, KY – Senator Mitch McConnell says U-S Attorney General Eric Holder has the jurisdiction to hold the trial for two Iraqi terror suspects in Bowling Green. But the Senate Minority leader says "Its not a matter of whether he can do that. Its a matter of whether he SHOULD do that."
Louisville, Ky – Kentucky is home to one of a handful of doctors who is using aggressive, interventional treatments to help advanced stroke patients. Doctor Alex Abou-Chebl, a professor of neurology at the University of Louisville, is pushing beyond what is considered the "standard of care" for victims of stroke. In this report, we hear from the doctor and Andrew Fisher, a patient who was saved when Abou-Chebl placed tiny balloons and stents in Fisher's brain.