Frankfort, Ky – In an effort to reduce the state's prison population and save money, Kentucky lawmakers this year altered inmate parole provisions. But as Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports, a court challenge to the changes is now being mounted.
Bowling Green, Ky – The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce is proposing a new approach for students to pay for higher education. The Guaranteed Affordability Program would include resources from students, their families, universities, and the state to help cover costs. Chamber President and former Owensboro Mayor David Adkisson told our Dan Modlin the plan would require bipartisan support in the General Assembly.
Bowling Green, KY – The Democratic and Republican conventions mark the real beginning of the general election race for president, according to Western Kentucky University Political Science Professor Dr. Scott Lasley.
"It signals a start to the general election," Lasley said.
"For a lot of people, this is their signal to start clueing in," he added.
Louisville, Ky – A memorial service for Kentucky civil rights activist Louis Coleman was held Tuesday in the rotunda of the State Capitol. Among those honoring Reverend Coleman, who died July 5th, were Governor Steve Beshear and retired Supreme Court chief justice Joseph Lambert. An aural montage of the event was produced by Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.
Bowling Green, Ky – Kentucky and Indiana are both awaiting word on which state will land a new electric car plant. Franklin, Kentucky and Jeffersonville, Indiana are the finalists for the facility to be built by the company Integrity. Lisa Autry speaks with leaders of both cities on their efforts to win the plant, which is expected to bring thousands of jobs.
Bowling Green, Ky – Every year more than 50,000 Americans die from brain injuries. But many of the people who survive those types of injuries also face a number of difficult challenges. There are significant financial burdens to face, for example. In the first of a two-part series of reports, Dan Modlin speaks with experts about the longterm consequences of these types of injuries.
Bowling Green, Ky – In the second of our two-part series of reports on brain injuries, Dan Modlin explores the longterm financial costs of such injuries. We ask the question: should government be able to compel ATV and motorcycle riders to wear helmets? In this report, we also hear about a new program at WKU aimed at helping Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans who have suffered brain injuries.
Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear says he has been briefed by federal investigators on the ongoing probe of the state Transportation Cabinet. We get the latest from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.
Frankfort, Ky – Even with the backing of state lottery proceeds, financial aid for Kentucky college students is failing to keep pace with rising tuition costs. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.
Bowling Green, Ky – The IRS is warning taxpayers in the region that some fraudulent emails and faxes are being sent by someone trying to steal people's identities. IRS spokeswoman Jodie Reynolds says its important not to respond to phony communications that claim to be from the IRS. She says her group has received hundreds of calls about the scam. She spoke to our Dan Modlin.