Bowling Green, Ky – More than 7,000 children in Kentucky are in state custody and in need of foster homes or adoption. The children, in most cases, have been removed from their biological families due to abuse or neglect. Lisa Autry speaks with Denise Lambrianou with the Family Enrichment Center in Warren County about the statewide need for foster parents.
Bowling Green, Ky – The Internal Revenue Service is increasing its regulatory oversight of the tax preparation industry. Those who prepare taxes for other people for fees will need to get a new identification number, pay a $64 fee, and be prepared to take continuing education classes. Dan Modlin reports.
Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky's largest state contract is with a non-profit corporation providing medical services to Medicaid recipients in the Louisville area. But as Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports, a scathing state audit raises serious questions about the contract.
Bowling Green – US Senator-elect Rand Paul of Kentucky says he'll work to end congressional earmarks when he takes office in January. The Bowling Green Republican repeated the pledge Sunday on ABC's "This Week." Kentucky's Senior US Senator Mitch McConnell and Congressman Hal Roger often rely on earmarks for projects in the Bluegrass state, but Paul says it's a flawed process.
Bowling Green – The number of Kentucky high school students enrolling in college is up. In 2004, 51 percent of students went on to obtain post secondary education. In 2008, 63 percent of high school graduates enrolled in college. Still, Lisa Gross with the Department of Education says a third of those students needed remedial classes. Gross says high schools must do a better job of preparing students for college work.
Bowling Green – Kentucky's largest banking company will no longer finance projects that extract coal through the use of mountaintop removal. That method has come under fire in recent years for its environmental impact. Kevin Willis has more on the decision by PNC Bank.
Bowling Green – Even in a midterm election cycle, TV viewers were inundated with perhaps more political ads than ever before. Lisa Autry takes a look at Nielsen ratings for the Louisville and Lexington markets.
Bowling Green – The Internal Revenue Service is contacting more than 13,000 Kentucky tax preparers. Beginning next year, IRS spokeswoman Jodie Reynolds says each person must include their tax preparer ID number on every form they submit.
"In the past we would give these numbers to preparers if they wanted it so that way they didn't have to use their own social security number to identify themselves on the tax returns but now it's a requirement if you're going to be a paid tax return preparer you must have a tax preparer identification number," said Reynolds.