Bowling Green – Some agriculture leaders in Kentucky are expressing concern about the shortage of veterinarians who can treat farm animals in the state. Dan Modlin reports on a scholarship program designed to recruit more large animal vets while forgiving their student loan debt.
Frankfort – A private contractor that manages health care services for Kentucky state government is promising new rules and management. Passport Health Plan receives public dollars to manage Medicaid plans in Jefferson and 15 surrounding counties. A recent state audit found millions of dollars in questionable spending on meals, travel, and lobbying. Board chairman and CEO Larry Cook says while it's possible some of Passport's money was misspent, the transfers were legal.
Frankfort – Should Kentucky officially recognize Native American tribes living within its borders? A Louisville lawmaker thinks so. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh takes a look at the lawmaker's ongoing crusade.
Frankfort – The Kentucky Retirement Systems Board of Trustees will require larger contributions from local governments to cover the rising costs faced by the county employees retirement system in the coming year.
Local governments will now contribute 18.9 percent of non-hazardous duty employees' salaries to the retirement system, and for hazardous duty employees, the contribution rate will be 35.7 percent. That reflects a 2 percent and 2.5 percent increase respectively.
Bowling Green, KY – Students and Faculty advisors from the WKU Department of Public Health have completed a study on the flow of hazardous materials being transported through the region. The findings will be supplied to local Emergency Management officials, to help with future planning for possible hazmat incidents. Dan Modlin has this report....
Bowling Green, KY – A public meeting will be held in Mayfield to get public input on a new study regarding a proposed Western Kentucky corridor for Interstate 69. Officials in Kentucky are hoping that portions of existing roadways can be included in the corridor, to help manage costs. Public Information Officer Keith Todd of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says public comments will be accepted on the proposal until the end of November. Dan Modlin spoke with Todd.
Originally published on Thu January 5, 2012 2:17 pm
On a Sunday afternoon during their honeymoon in November 1961, Mario Pavone and his bride Mary drove from Connecticut to New York, to a club date that would be documented on a pivotal album. John Coltrane: Live at the Village Vanguard featured the saxophonist's expanding group with Eric Dolphy on bass clarinet, with music so powerful that Pavone — an aspiring bassist — could not let it go. When Coltrane died in July 1967, Pavone made his move. He quit his job and drove again to New York, to the funeral.