Frankfort, Ky – Eleven years ago, Kentucky lawmakers repealed the state's mandatory motorcycle helmet law.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.
Bowling Green, Ky – A government-backed program starts this week that is designed to encourage consumers to swap their gas guzzling autos for more fuel-efficient vehicles. In the first of two part series, Lisa Autry speaks with a GM dealer who considers the program worth a try, but doesn't have hopes.
Bowling Green, Ky – A new milk commission has been established in Kentucky to help address economic concerns in the dairy industry. Maury Cox of the Kentucky Dairy Development Council says many people in the industry are hoping the commission can come up some suggestions, as producers face milk prices that have declined dramatically in the past year. Dan Modlin has our report.
Bowling Green, Ky – A new traffic enforcement campaign is underway in Kentucky. The "Blue Lights Across the Bluegrass" effort is being coordinated by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and area law enforcement officials. Dan Modlin reports.
Bowling Green, Ky – Today's job market is tough for those with even the best education, but what about those whose resumes have the stain of jail time? Some inmates at the Warren County Regional Jail have increased their chances of landing a job by completing their GED. Jailer Jackie Strode says inmates often rely on former employers and churches to help them find a job after their release. Lisa Autry reports.
Bowling Green, Ky – Senior citizens in the Commonwealth are involved in more than 15,000 vehicle collision per year. Now, some special training programs for older drivers are being implemented in Southcentral Kentucky. Dan Modlin spoke with Bobby Williams, the Highway Safety Coordinator for the Barren River Area Development District.