Regional
2:18 am
Thu January 22, 2009

Ky gas stations pay for alleged price gouging

Frankfort, KY – Eight gas retailers in Kentucky investigated for alleged price gouging in the wake of Hurricane Ike have agreed to pay the state thousands of dollars in fines. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports.

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Business
11:58 am
Wed January 21, 2009

Owensboro is Home to New Bourbon Distillery

Bourbon barrels at rest in Owensboro

Owensboro, Ky – In Owensboro, the Charles Medley Distillery has been largely dormant for more than two decades. That's changing now, as the distillery will soon become Kentucky's most far-western bourbon producer. WKU Public Radio went to Daviess County to meet plant manager Derek Schneider, who explained bourbon's growing popularity both here and abroad, and how Owensboro's underground limestone river will be the key to great bourbon production.

Regional
5:17 am
Wed January 21, 2009

Commercial real estate in region taking hit from bad economy

Bowling Green, Ky – Economic uncertainty is taking a big toll on commercial real estate across the country, including the listening area of WKU Public Radio. College communities like Bowling Green are reporting high rates of vacancies for relatively new student housing. Bowling Green real estate agent Alex Nottmeier says this demonstrates the importance of thoroughly researching a community's needs before starting a new project.

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Regional
5:12 am
Wed January 21, 2009

Lawmakers debate merits of video slot machines

Frankfort, KY – The pros and cons of a bill which allows video slot machines at Kentucky horse tracks were aired at a legislative hearing in Frankfort. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh was there.

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Election 2008
4:25 am
Wed January 21, 2009

Watching Obama, Kentuckian remembers days of segregation

Bowling Green, Ky – Barack Obama's inauguration as the nation's first African-American President is especially inspiring to those Americans who remember the days of segregation. Lisa Autry watched Obama's swearing-in with a Kentuckian who remembers what it was like to be treated as a second-class citizen.

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Regional
9:42 am
Fri January 16, 2009

Stumbo gets ethics win against newspaper allegations

Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo

Frankfort, KY – There's some good news for Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo, who challenged ethics allegations leveled against him by one of the state's two largest newspapers. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh explains.

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Election 2008
5:02 am
Fri January 16, 2009

KY Arts Leaders Contemplate Role in Obama Era

Louisville, KY – President elect Barack Obama's plan to aid the national economy includes $350 billion in spending on infrastructure, from water systems to broadband networks. Cultural institutions aren't part of the package, but arts leaders in Kentucky and beyond are thinking more seriously about their infrastructure needs and their role in the economy.

Full story at WFPL news

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Regional
9:26 am
Thu January 15, 2009

Budget cuts could impact KSP recruiting goals

KSP recruits

Frankfort, KY – Legislative hearings on Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear's budget-balancing plan continue in Frankfort. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh zeroes in on how budget cuts are affecting one particular agency, Kentucky State Police.

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Regional
4:15 am
Thu January 15, 2009

Ky unemployment fund quickly running out of cash

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky's Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund is rapidly running out of money, but Governor Beshear is promising there will be no disruption in jobless benefits. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has more.

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Regional
3:10 am
Thu January 15, 2009

Warren County Palestinian anxiously watches news of Mideast violence

Bowling Green, Ky – For one Warren County man, the ongoing violence in Gaza hits close to home. Mohammed Maali is a Palestinian who has relatives in the West Bank. Lisa Autry paid Maali a visit at his home in Alvaton, and also spoke with Dr. Mitchell Bard of the American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise.

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