Bowling Green, Ky – Indiana is usually an afterthought in Presidential elections, reliably voting Republican since 1964. But this year there are some indications that the contest between John McCain and Barack Obama may have put the Hoosier State in play. We spoke to University of Evansville Political Science Professor Robert Dion.
Bowling Green, Ky – A professor with the WKU Economics Department says the news media has oversimplified its reporting on the economy. Dr. Brian Strow says the poor coverage is contributing to confusion about financial institutions and the stock market. He spoke to our Dan Modlin.
Bowling Green, Ky – Moves by the Federal Reserve to calm financial market turmoil have reignited a longstanding debate: how and when should the government intervene in free markets? Kentucky Senator Jim Bunning is one of the leading critics of the Fed's recent bailouts. Kevin Willis reports.
Bowling Green, Ky – General Motors is celebrating its 100th anniversary, but the company is also slowing down production at its Bowling Green assembly plant. About 70 workers are being laid off, and plant manager Paul Graham says it's not clear how long those employees will be out of work. Dan Modlin has our story.
Bowling Green, Ky – The Chief Justice of the Kentucky Supreme Court says one of the biggest challenges facing the judicial system is the number of litigants who represent themselves in court. Chief Justice John Minton says it's a trend being reported throughout Kentucky and the US. He spoke recently at a "Constitution Week" event on the campus of WKU.
Bowling Green, Ky – Most drivers in Kentucky are paying around $4 a gallon for gasoline in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike. Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has declared a state of emergency to prevent price gouging at the pumps. That action has restored some calm to the market, according to Roger Boyd of Kentucky AAA. He spoke to our Lisa Autry.
Richmond, KY – Southeast Kentucky's 5th Congressional District was the focus last night when KET conducted its first candidate forum of the fall election season.
Incumbent Republican Hal Rogers refused to participate, but his opponent accepted the invitation. Independent candidate Jim Holbert was quizzed by KET Host Bill Goodman, WEKU's Charles Compton and Russ Cassady of the Appalachian News Express.
Frankfort, Ky – Growing threats to archaeological sites in Kentucky have state lawmakers scrambling to find ways to better protect the state's historic treasures. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has the story.