Bowling Green, Ky – This year's presidential contest is seeing a big use in social networking sites like MySpace and FaceBook. WKU Communications professor Jennifer Lewis says Barack Obama is using these sites much more effectively than other candidates. She spoke to Lisa Autry about new trends in political advertising.
Louisville, KY – This Tuesday, Kentucky Democrats will have seven candidates from which to chose as their nominee for the US Senate seat held by Republican Mitch McConnell. The primary campaign has sometimes gone negative, especially between the two front runners. Kentucky Public Radio's Gabe Bullard reports from partner station WFPL in Louisville.
Lexington, KY – The Fayette County Clerk expects heavy voter turnout as Kentuckians head to the polls Tuesday. But as Kathleen Adams reports, even though last-minute glitches aren't anticipated, voters can shorten the process by being prepared.
Bowling Green, Ky – Five outstanding engineering students from as far away as Venezuela are on the WKU campus, hoping to develop an effective, low cost water purifier. Dr. Kevin Schmaltz of the WKU Engineering Department is one of the project managers. He says the idea is to develop a purifier that operates on human power, so it can be used in emergency settings. He spoke to our Dan Modlin.
Owensboro, Ky – While some national pundits may say it's time for Hillary Clinton to throw in the towel, don't tell that to her husband. Former President Bill Clinton spoke to an enthusiastic crowd of about 1,000 people Friday morning at Kentucky Wesleyan College in Owensboro. Dan Modlin was there, and has this report.
Somerset, Ky – Kentucky's largest home for mentally-retarded adults has officially lost its federal funding. The Communities at Oakwood facility in Somerset is working to overcome a history of violations that threatened the safety of its residents. Lisa Autry visited the facility to find out what staff are doing to correct the problems.
Bowling Green, Ky – Recent earthquakes impacting Kentucky, Indiana, and Illinois are raising questions about surface geology. The most recent quake did relatively little damage, but there are concerns about the safety of the regional population should a massive quake hit. We hear from Dr. Mike May of the WKU Geography and Geology Department, and Dr. William Andrews of the Kentucky Geological Survey.
Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky Finance Cabinet officials are apologizing for computer problems that led to the approval of millions of dollars in state contracts without proper legislative review. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has the story.