Regional
2:08 am
Wed January 14, 2009

Rep. Richards: Beshear's cig tax hike likely won't pass

Bowling Green, Ky – A cornerstone of Governor Beshear's plan to balance the state's troubled budget is raising the commonwealth's cigarette tax from 30 cents a pack to $1. Speaking recently in Bowling Green, Rep. Jody Richards said he doubts such a steep increase would pass. Lisa Autry has this report on the prospects of changing Kentucky's cigarette tax.

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Regional
10:02 am
Tue January 13, 2009

Hearings underway in Frankfort on budget-balancing

Frankfort, KY – Legislative hearings on Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear's budget-balancing plan are scheduled to begin in Frankfort. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has more.

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Regional
9:59 am
Tue January 13, 2009

UK experts: ATV size guidelines inadequate for youths

Bowling Green, Ky – Researchers at the University of Kentucky say a study about ATVs indicates that youth size guidelines are inadequate. Dr. Andrew Bernard, a surgeon who was the principal investigator of the study, says too many young people are trying to operate large ATVs. He spoke with our Dan Modlin about the issue.

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Regional
9:56 am
Tue January 13, 2009

Democrats pick Mike Reynolds to run for Ky Senate seat

Bowling Green, Ky – Kentucky Democrats have picked Warren County attorney Mike Reynolds to run in the February special election for the now vacant 32nd district Senate seat. Reynolds will face fellow attorney J. Marshall Hughes, who is representing the Republican party. The seat covers Warren and Butler counties, and was left vacant when Brett Guthrie won last fall's U.S House race. Lisa Autry reports.

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Regional
12:42 am
Fri January 9, 2009

Warren, Butler GOP pick Hughes to run for Senate

Bowling Green, Ky – Republicans in Warren and Butler Counties have selected Bowling Green lawyer J. Marshall Hughes to run for a vacant Kentucky Senate seat. Hughes will be on the ballot for the February 10th special election to choose the replacement for Brett Guthrie, who left the 32nd district seat to become a US Representative. Lisa Autry reports.

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Regional
12:28 am
Fri January 9, 2009

Moberly out as chairman of House A&R

Frankfort, KY – The longtime chairman of the powerful Appropriations and Revenue committee of the Kentucky House has been replaced. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has the story.

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Regional
12:42 am
Thu January 8, 2009

Cheater, cheater: Profs worried about online cheating

Bowling Green, Ky – University faculty members from around the nation are expressing concern over the amount of online cheating taking place on writing projects. Dan Modlin spoke with Paul Bush, an English Professor with the Bowling Green Community College of WKU. He says one way around the problem is for instructors to clearly spell out the consequences of cheating before the semester begins.

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Regional
11:00 am
Wed January 7, 2009

Stumbo new House Speaker; Jody Richards out

Frankfort, KY – The torch has been passed in Frankfort. On the opening day of the 2009 legislative session, House Democrats pulled a stunner, and sent their top leader packing. Watching it all unfold was Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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Regional
10:37 am
Wed January 7, 2009

History Made In the Kentucky General Assembly

Frankfort, KY – The torch has been passed in Frankfort. On the first day of the 2009 General Assembly session, House Democrats pulled a stunner and sent their top leader packing. Watching it all unfold was Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

Regional
11:43 am
Tue January 6, 2009

Ky GOP wants to examine 2009 budget cuts

Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky Senate Republicans want to take a more expansive look at state budget cuts when the 2009 regular session gets underway today in Frankfort. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh explains.

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