Frankfort, Ky – A 25-cent increase in Kentucky's cigarette tax may be on the horizon if a state revenue plan approved by the House budget committee makes it all the way through the 2008 General Assembly. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.
Bowling Green, Ky – The Housing Authority of Bowling Green is hosting a special adult reading program, in conjunction with WKU. Dr. Jim Berger is an associate professor of adult education at WKU. He says the Read Kentucky program is having a dramatic impact on some participants. One technique is improving participants' job skills by teaching them to read items such as recipes and safety instructions. He spoke to our Dan Modlin about the program.
Bowling Green, Ky – The goal of a program administered through local health departments is to turn new moms and dads into the best parents possible. It's called the "Hands" program, and it involves parenting experts making weekly visits to the homes of new parents. WKU Public Radio's Lisa Autry recently saw the program at work in Bowling Green, and has this story.
Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and House Democratic leaders are offering competing plans for raising desperately needed state revenue. As Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports, both plans include a cigarette tax increase.
Bowling Green, Ky – WKU has announced that the Early Childhood Center has been named for longtime supporters Dan and Vicki Renshaw. Their support is enabling the facility to provide a number of services to children with disabilities. Autism is a major target of the Center's efforts. Dan Modlin reports.
Bowling Green, Ky – After Hillary Clinton's recent primary wins in Ohio and Texas, her battle with Barack Obama seems destined to go down to the wire. That could mean that Kentucky's usually irrelevant primary might actually prove pivotal this year. Dan Modlin speaks with WKU Political Science Professors Scott Lasley and Joel Turner.
Bowling Green, Ky – Most high school students wanting to study a foreign language choose from Spanish, German, and French. But Bowling Green High School students have the chance to take the only Arabic language class in Kentucky. Joe Corcoran spoke to teacher Touria Meyers and her pupils about the one-of-a-kind class.
Bowling Green, Ky – Kentucky's bicentennial celebration of Abraham Lincoln has many people thinking a bit more about our nation's 16th president. But for one Lawrenceburg man, Honest Abe is cause for celebration every year. Jim Sayre is a Lincoln impersonator who dons the famous beard, frock coat, and top hat of Lincoln. He spoke to our Lisa Autry about life as Lincoln.
Bowling Green, Ky – Kosovo's declaration of independence is the final nail in the coffin of what used to be known as Yugoslavia. Dan Modlin speaks with Indiana University Law Professor Tim Waters, who helped draft the criminal charges against former Serb leader Slobodan Milosevic. Professor Waters discusses the impact Kosovo's declaration has on the Balkan region and the US.
Bowling Green, Ky – After years of waiting, WKU has received approval to offer a doctorate in education degree. The Council on Post-secondary Education gave the OK to WKU, Northern Kentucky University, and Eastern Kentucky University. Dan Modlin speaks with Dr. Jeanne Fiene, head of the WKU Department of Educational Administration about the new degree program.