Frankfort, Ky – Improving early childhood development and education in Kentucky is the focus of ongoing hearings in Frankfort. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh dropped by one of the hearings to see what types of topics are being discussed.
Bowling Green, Ky – Several hundred people gathered in downtown Bowling Green Wednesday for one of many "tea parties" held around the nation. Protesters vented their anger over government spending, high taxes, and several other issues. Dan Modlin spoke with several of the protesters.
Bowling Green, Ky – Five years ago, a retired Air Force veteran from Warren County had a dream of building a place where young people could learn about local pilots. Now, the Bowling Green Aviation Heritage Park is being dedicated. Restored and on display in the park is the F-4 Phantom aircraft Dan Cherry flew in the Vietnam War. A special guest at the dedication ceremony is the Vietnamese pilot Cherry shot down over Hanoi nearly 40 years ago. Lisa Autry reports.
Bowling Green, Ky – The Kentucky General Assembly recently decided to do away with the CATS testing system for public school students. A new testing regime will be developed over the next three years, but it's unclear at this point what type of test will be implemented. Dr. Aaron Hughey is a Professor of Counseling and Student Services at WKU. He told our Dan Modlin that it's important to be clear about what future tests are supposed to measure.
Bowling Green, Ky – A controversial policy that denied veterans health benefits to some non-service disabled individuals will be revised in June. Warren County veteran's advocate Colonel Robert Spiller says those who were denied service under the "Priority Eight" designation should stay aware of some upcoming revisions. He spoke to our Dan Modlin.
Frankfort, KY – The final Legislative Record of the 2009 session of the Kentucky General Assembly has been published. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has been combing through the 144-page document.
Bowling Green, Ky – It's more than a year from when Kentuckians cast ballots, but the 2010 Kentucky Senate race is already heating up. WKU Political Science Professor Scott Lasley spoke to us about how the early start time of the race could impact fundraising, and how the race is one that will be closely monitored nationally.
Bowling Green – Newspapers around the country are downsizing due to less print circulation and advertising revenue. As newsrooms are get smaller, fewer reporters find themselves doing more. A W-K-U journalism professor tells his students that writing a good story isn't enough anymore to survive in the newspaper industry. Lisa Autry has this report.
Bowling Green, Ky – An outside consulting firm believes Bowling Green could support commercial air service for business and leisure travel. Lisa Autry has this look at the challenges the local airport and carriers would have in making such a venture successful.