Bowling Green, Ky – A retired WKU Middle East expert says the political unrest in Iran is creating some important challenges for US and British diplomats. Dr. George Masannat says a calm approach is needed during this time. He spoke to our Dan Modlin.
Frankfort, Ky – The slots bill is dead, but there are still matters to be resolved before the special session of the Kentucky General Assembly can end. For one thing, as Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh explains, slots revenue is still in the House budget bill.
Frankfort, Ky – History will be made Friday morning when the Kentucky House of Representatives takes up legislation allowing video slot machines at horse tracks. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh explains.
Bowling Green, Ky – Small businesses have been hit especially hard during the recession. In Kentucky, a series of forums is being held to help get would-be business owners the information they need to start up a successful enterprise. Joe Corcoran reports.
Frankfort, KY – The video slots bill easily cleared the budget committee of the Kentucky House of Representatives and is expected to receive a floor vote on Friday. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh watched the committee vote.
Bowling Green, Ky – Selected teachers from across the Commonwealth are participating in special programs to improve reading skills among elementary students. Dr. Jennifer Montgomery is the Director of the WKU Kentucky Reading Project. She spoke to our Dan Modlin about the year-long graduate-level reading course for teachers.
Bowling Green, Ky – An organization that deals with problem gamblers hopes Kentucky lawmakers will consider an increase in funding for programs helping gambling addicts. Mike Stone is Executive Director of the Kentucky Council on Problem Gambling. He says research from other states such as Missouri and Iowa indicates that when gambling expands, the number of problem gamblers increases as well. He spoke to our Dan Modlin.
Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear's bill to expand gambling in the commonwealth drew several hundred opponents to a rally in the rotunda of the State Capitol. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports.