Regional
10:15 am
Fri February 13, 2009

Bill would allow more gambling at Ky racetracks

Henderson, Ky – A legislative panel in Frankfort has given approval to more gambling at Kentucky horse tracks. Approval from the House Licensing and Occupations Committee is just the first step towards final passage, however. In this piece, Lisa Autry speaks with Ron Geary, owner of Ellis Park in Henderson, who favors increased gambling. We also hear from Warren County Rep. Jim Decesare, who is opposed.

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Regional
12:01 am
Fri February 13, 2009

Ky Senate votes in favor of tax increases

Frankfort, KY – The 2009 Kentucky General Assembly is increasing taxes on alcohol and cigarettes to address an almost half-billion dollar shortfall in the state budget. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has the final vote.

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Regional
8:48 am
Thu February 12, 2009

Cigarette tax too much for some lawmakers, not enough for others

Bowling Green, Ky – Lawmakers in the region of WKU Public Radio are expressing different thoughts about the cigarette and alcohol tax increases passed by the Kentucky House. Lisa Autry has this detailed look at the issues behind the tax vote.

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Regional
8:44 am
Thu February 12, 2009

Cyberstalking measure championed again in General Assembly

Frankfort, KY – A new attempt is being made to win passage of cyberstalking legislation that failed to emerge from last year's Kentucky General Assembly. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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Regional
8:42 am
Thu February 12, 2009

Alcohol and cigarette tax passes overwhelmingly

Frankfort, KY – An increase in the state's alcohol and cigarette tax now heads to the Senate after being passed by the House. Tony McVeigh of Kentucky Public Radio reports from Frankfort on the vote.

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Regional
4:32 am
Thu February 12, 2009

Ky Senate ready to vote on tax bill

Frankfort, KY – The Kentucky Senate is poised to take final action on the tax bill that passed the House Wednesday. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports.

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Regional
5:10 am
Wed February 11, 2009

WKU prof using Wii game system to help senior citizens

Bowling Green, Ky – A WKU professor is using a popular computer game system for something more than just having some fun. Dr. Bruce Battles began using the Wii two years ago to help his son rehabilitate following a serious car accident. Now he's looking to see if it might help senior citizens. Joe Corcoran explains.

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Business
4:04 am
Wed February 11, 2009

Vanderbilt-J&J Partnership Could Change the Way New Drugs are Produced

Nashville, TN – A one-of-a-kind partnership is taking place between Vanderbilt University and Johnson & Johnson that could change the way pharmaceutical drugs are produced. Normally, universities conduct general research and publish their findings in journals. Now, researchers at Vanderbilt are looking to discover new molecules that will lead to schizophrenia medications. Kevin Willis visited Vanderbilt University to meet the director of the school's drug discovery program.

Regional
8:50 am
Tue February 10, 2009

House budget plan contains tax increases

Frankfort, Ky – The Kentucky House is moving forward with plans to seek passage of a budget-balancing bill that includes tax increases. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has the latest.

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Regional
8:47 am
Tue February 10, 2009

Ky's alcohol industry opposing tax increase

Frankfort, KY – The alcoholic beverage industry is trying to derail the tax train that appears to leaving the station in the Kentucky General Assembly. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports.

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