Regional
9:44 am
Wed November 10, 2010

Thousands of Kentucky children in need of foster homes, adoption

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.

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Regional
9:37 am
Wed November 10, 2010

Tax preparers to face increased IRS oversight

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.

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Regional
9:30 am
Wed November 10, 2010

Kentucky audit finds fault with group providing Medicaid services

Kentucky Auditor Crit Luallen

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.

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Regional
1:22 pm
Tue November 9, 2010

Senator-Elect Paul Wants Gravy Train To Hit the Brakes

Rand Paul

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.

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Regional
1:11 pm
Tue November 9, 2010

New Report Shows Kentucky High School Grads Not Ready For College

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.

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Regional
1:02 pm
Tue November 9, 2010

Kentucky Offers New Way To Receive Jobless Benefits

Bowling Green – For Kentuckians receiving jobless benefits, the check no longer has to come in the mail. As Lisa Autry reports, unemployment checks are now available for direct deposit.

Regional
12:54 pm
Tue November 9, 2010

P-N-C Halts Lending To Some Coal Producers

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.

Regional
12:51 pm
Tue November 9, 2010

When One Election Ends, Another Begins

Frankfort, KY – If you thought the elections were over, think again. As Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports, candidates are already qualifying for 2011 races.

Regional
12:48 pm
Tue November 9, 2010

2010 Midterms Produce Record Advertising

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.

Regional
12:29 pm
Tue November 9, 2010

I-R-S Has New Requirements For Tax Preparers

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.

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