Bowling Green, Ky – The head of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce says the Commonwealth could attract more tourists by investing in a destination resort. Also, Dave Adkisson spoke to Western's Public Radio about the "New Agenda Kentucky program", where citizens can submit ideas on ways to improve the state's business, commerce, tourism, and government.
Bowling Green, Ky – Some residents in Western Kentucky communities will be using a new area code starting in April. Henderson, Madisonville, Hopkinsville, Murray, and Paducah are some of the towns affected by the change. To see a map of the counties that will be under the new area code, go to the website of the Public Service Commission: www.psc.ky.gov. Kevin Willis has this report.
Bowling Green, Ky – When the US ambassador to Iraq this week met a high-level Iranian envoy, it was a groundbreaking moment. The meeting was the first of its kind since the Iranian takeover of the US embassy in Tehran over 20 years ago. WKU Political Science Professor and Iran expert Sol Kiasatpour says some factions in Tehran actually support increased talks with the US.
Hodgenville, Ky – In Larue County, preperations are already underway for a two year Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial celebration starting next year. Lisa Autry recenty spoke to state Senator Dan Kelly of Springfield, who is a member of the Bicentennial board.
Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky's Attorney General says domestic partner benefits at the state's two largest public universities are in conflict with a recent amendment to the state constitution. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports from Frankfort.
Bowling Green, Ky – Kentucky 2nd District Rep. Ron Lewis says while he opposes the Senate immigration plan, it will likely become law. As Kevin Willis reports, the Hardin County Republican spoke Wednesday in Bowling Green.
Bowling Green, Ky – A young attorney from Warren County is encouraging others in her profession to consider doing more volunteer work to help represent children and the indigent. Jennifer Brinkley is with the Coffman Law Office, and recently spoke with Dan Modlin about her experiences in performing pro-bono work.
Bowling Green, Ky – Mike Hughes is project coordinator for the "Gear Up" Summer Camp at Western Kentucky University. The project is designed to get kids thinking about the idea of post-secondary education. He recently sat down Dan Modlin to discuss the effort.
Bowling Green, Ky – Governor Fletcher and Democrat Steve Beshear were both able to win enough votes to avoid a June run-off election. In this piece, we hear analysis of the recent primary elections with WKU Political Science Professor Scott Lasley. Also featured are Fletcher, Beshear, Senator Jim Bunning, Jody Richards, and Anne Northup.
Bowling Green, Ky – With the US Attorney firing scandal picking up speed in Washington, there's a new angle developing in Kentucky. A report in the Washington Post says the US Attorney for Western Kentucky, David Huber, was placed on a list of attorneys to be replaced. The US Attorney General is facing calls to resign over the firing scandal. Lisa Autry recently spoke to David Huber about his reaction to the news that he was being considered for dismissal.