Bowling Green, Ky – Kentucky's US Senate candidates will soon submit second-quarter fundraising reports to the federal election commission. Attorney General Jack Conway is expected to lead over Lieutenant Governor Daniel Mongiardo in the Democratic field, but closer attention is expected on how much money Republican incumbent Senator Jim Bunning raises. WKU Political Science Professor Scott Lasley spoke to our Lisa Autry about the race.
Bowling Green, Ky – As state and local organizations face tough budgetary times, some advocates for afterschool educational programs are calling for more federal help. Ursula Helminski is the Vice President of External Affairs for the Afterschool Alliance. She spoke to our Dan Modlin about the issue.
Louisville, Ky – Researchers at the University of Louisville recently got word their innovative studies into autism treatments are being rewarded with a grant from the National Institutes of Health. Lead researcher Manual Cassanova says the study involves pulsing a low-frequency magnetic field around the brain of a child with autism. Kevin Willis reports.
Bowling Green, Ky – Before adjourning the special session, Kentucky lawmakers plugged a budget gap mostly by using federal stimulus money. A University of Tennessee economist is warning states the economy will still be weak when stimulus funding runs out in two years. Dr. Bill Fox says recessions are never one or two year events. Lisa Autry reports.
Bowling Green, Ky – The recent special session in Frankfort is now over, but coming to light are the tactics used by some supporters of video slots machines at racetracks. The measure ultimately failed in a Senate committee. Before that, House Speaker Greg Stumbo tried to use public school funding as an enticement to get votes for the plan. Dan Modlin reports.
Frankfort, Ky – An eight-day, special session of the Kentucky General Assembly dominated by the issue of video slots at horse tracks is history. Watching it all unfold was Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.