Bowling Green, Ky – "Amanda's Law" goes into effect today, July 15th. The legislation allows judges to order GPS bracelets for domestic violence offenders who violate orders of protection. Diana Ross's daughter Amanda was shot to death last September outside her Lexington home. Diana hopes judges will order the tracking devices whenever possible, despite concerns over costs. Former Barren County lawmaker Steve Nunn is charged in the murder of Amanda Ross. Lisa Autry has more on the new law.
Bowling Green, KY – Administrators in the WKU Athletics Department are urging sports fans in the region to order tickets for upcoming games. Athletics Director Ross Bjork says ticket sales are part of an overall marketing strategy. He points to the football program as a key to the success of marketing efforts.
Bowling Green, Ky – A unique scholarship program is guaranteeing that some Bowling Green elementary students will one day have money for college tuition and textbooks. The Noon Rotary Club in Bowling Green has established the program to encourage students in one elementary class to consider postsecondary education. Dan Modlin has more on the effort.
Bowling Green, Ky – The week of July 5th marks the 70th anniversary of what's known as the Battle of Britain. WKU military historian Jack Thacker says the courage of British pilots helped to hand Germany its first defeat of WWII. He discussed the battle with WKU Public Radio's Dan Modlin.
Lagrange, Ky – At the Kentucky State Reformatory in Oldham County, a volunteer Hospice program is allowing inmates to help others and themselves. WKU Public Radio's Lisa Autry recently visited the prison in LaGrange to see the program firsthand.
Bowling Green, KY – Kentucky's anti-establishment US Senate candidate is in Washington DC Thursday night, raising money in the city he often criticizes. Bowling Green Republican Rand Paul will get a campaign boost from the effort, but Democrats are critical about Paul's new friends in high places. Lisa Autry has more.
Bowling Green, Ky – Friday, June 25th, will mark the 60th anniversary of the start of the Korean War. More than 30,000 Americans died fighting the communists in the North. In this report, Dan Modlin speaks with a Warren County veteran of the war, and Dr. Jack Thacker, WKU Military Historian
Owensboro, Ky – Wendell Hampton Ford surely stands as one of Kentucky's most consequential politicians of the 20th century. The Owensboro native represented Kentucky for 24 years in the US Senate after serving as Governor. Kevin Willis recently visited Senator Ford at his office at the Owensboro Museum of Science and History, which houses the Wendell Ford Government Center. Ford discussed a life in politics, as well as his thoughts on the current state of political affairs.