Frankfort – In about three weeks, the Kentucky Historical Society will close three historic sites in Frankfort. As Kentucky Public Radio's Gabe Bullard reports, staff and budget cuts have caused curators to fall behind.
Bowling Green, KY – How did Thanksgiving Day become a National Holiday? And did the Pilgrims consume a few alcoholic beverages at the first Thanksgiving Day feast? Manuscripts Curator Jonathon Jeffrey of the Kentucky Libaray and Museum has studied the lives of the Pilgrims and provides some perspective..... He talks with Dan Modlin
Frankfort – Kentucky's Alcoholic Beverage Control is encouraging retailers to stop selling certain energy drinks out of safety concerns raised by the FDA. The voluntary request relates to caffeinated alcoholic drinks, according to Peter Ervin, legal counsel for the ABC in Kentucky.
""The caffeine in conjunction with the high alcohol content has a tendency to mask the affects of the alcohol so one can become intoxicated without appreciating that or without appreciating the extent of their intoxication."
Bowling Green – Police are still looking for leads in a fatal hit and run over the weekend in Warren County. The accident happened just after 5:30pm Saturday and killed two pedestrians crossing Veterans Memorial Boulevard. Major Tommy Smith with the Warren County Sheriff's Department says a large black truck drove away from the scene. Three-year-old Jordan Staten and his 37-year-old stepfather Mark Medaris were killed. The accident was first reported by a woman who called 911 after discovering the bodies in the road.
Bowling Green – As travelers prepare to fly to their Thanksgiving destinations, some are wary of full-body scanners at security checkpoints, prompting a national debate on safety versus privacy. In this report, Lisa Autry tells us what to expect at Kentucky airports.
Elizabethtown, Ky – In Elizabethtown, a husband and wife team is helping wounded soldiers gain more control over their lives. Tom and Karen Brown are retired veterans who own Wild Rose Equine Center. With the help of therapists and volunteers, they offer eight-week courses that teach soldiers how to ride the horse and care for the animal, all the while improving balance, coordination, and memory skills. Kevin Willis visited Wild Rose and has our story.
Bowling Green, KY – November marks the 150th anniversary of the election of President Abraham Lincoln. Although the nation's 16th President was a native of Kentucky, he received relatively little support from the state in the Presidential election of 1860. Dan Modlin talks with historians Dr. Jack Thacker and Dr. Glenn Lafantasie of the WKU History Department.........
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.