Bowling Green, Ky – In 1997, a high school gunman walked into Paducah's Heath High School and opened fire. Missy Jenkins Smith was hit by a bullet and paralyzed from the waist down. She talked to Lisa Autry about the similarities and differences between the Heath shootings and the massacre at Virginia Tech.
Owensboro, Ky – Inmates at the Daviess County Detention Center are being offered free HIV testing. The program is a new effort to identify the virus and educate those who are infected. Research shows that those who know they are HIV positive are much more likely to curtail or stop their risky behaviors. Kevin Willis recently traveled to Owensboro to learn more about the program.
Colombia, Ky – Lindsey Wilson College Professor Daniel Phillips has an acute interest in the Virginia Tech campus shootings. Dr. Phillips spent five years at the school before coming to Colombia, Kentucky. He spoke with Lisa Autry about his feelings following the massacre in Blacksburg.
Bowling Green, KY – One of the most contentious issues emerging from the recent General Assembly was reforming the state pension fund. Lisa Autry recently spoke with Rep. Harry Moberly of Richmond, a member of a special State Retirement Task Force.
Bowling Green, Ky – The freezing conditions experienced overnight recently are having a huge impact on orchards in the region. Dan Modlin talked to Bill Jackson of Jackson's Orchard and Nursery in Warren County about the financial impact the cold is having on his operation.
Bowling Green, KY – Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson warns that the high number of candidates seeking the Governor's mansion could lead to a costly set of runoffs. He recently spoke to Dan Modlin about this issue, and also a mock primary being held at WKU.
Bowling Green, Ky – In the second of a two-part series, Lisa Autry explores the pros and cons of implementing casino gambling in Kentucky. This series recently won Second Place for Best Political Coverage from the Kentucky Associated Press awards.
Bowling Green, Ky – Some lawmakers in Kentucky are pushing for casino gambling as a way to generate extra revenue in the Commonwealth. Critics contend gambling creates more problems than benefits. Hear the first of a two-part series that recently won Second Place for Best Political Coverage from the Kentucky Associated Press awards.