Regional
10:55 am
Mon March 8, 2010

Expanded gambling bills remain alive in Kentucky General Assembly

Frankfort, Ky – Time is running out on the 2010 legislative session, but bills to help Kentucky's horse industry through expanded gambling remain alive in the House and Senate. We get an update from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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Haiti's Earthquake
4:35 pm
Fri March 5, 2010

Owensboro Surgeon Returning to Haiti on Medical Mission

Owensboro, Ky – For the second time since a massive earthquake hit Haiti in January, Dr. Philip Hurley of Owensboro is heading on a medical mission. Hurley is an orthopedic surgeon who is volunteering his time to help the countless victims of the quake. On his first trip, Dr. Hurley performed numerous operations, including many amputations. He's expecting more of the same this trip. He spoke with Kevin Willis from his Daviess County office.

Regional
2:13 pm
Wed March 3, 2010

Bill boosting Kentucky's dropout age moving in legislature

Frankfort, KY – Legislation boosting Kentucky's drop out age, which has the backing of first lady Jane Beshear, continues moving forward in the 2010 General Assembly. We get the latest from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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Regional
2:11 pm
Wed March 3, 2010

House leaders say they're on verge of budget deal

Frankfort, Ky – For the past few days, Kentucky House leaders have been saying they're very close to a state budget agreement. Now, it looks like the wait may be over. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has the latest.

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Health
4:09 pm
Mon March 1, 2010

New Owensboro Rehab Center Takes Different Approach to Helping Addicts

Owensboro, Ky – In Owensboro, an alcohol and drug rehabilitation center is taking an unusual approach in helping addicts get clean. The Owensboro Regional Recovery center doesn't employ doctors, nurses, or professional counselors. Instead, former addicts serve as peer mentors for residents. The Daviess County facility targets male addicts who are homeless. Kevin Willis recently visited the center and has our report.

Regional
4:04 pm
Mon March 1, 2010

Kentucky's Homeland Security Director warns against being complacent

Bowling Green, Ky – The Executive Director of the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security says there is a risk of terrorism in the Bluegrass State. Tom Preston says it would be a mistake to become complacent about the issue just because most Kentuckians don't live in or near large population centers. Preston recently spoke at the Bowling Green Noon Rotary Club. Dan Modlin has our report.

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Regional
5:12 pm
Wed February 24, 2010

Kentucky college students rally in Frankfort over possible higher ed cuts

Frankfort, Ky – University students, concerned about the possibility of additional budget cuts to higher education, rallied Tuesday in the rotunda of the Kentucky State Capitol. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports.

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Regional
5:10 pm
Wed February 24, 2010

"Sexting" legislation moving through General Assembly

Frankfort, Ky – Legislation under consideration by Kentucky lawmakers addresses the growing problem of juveniles transmitting obscene material over cells phones. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh explains.

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Regional
10:57 am
Tue February 23, 2010

Education leaders sounding alarm on proposed budget cuts

Frankfort, KY – Concerns are being raised about education cuts in the broad budget outline released last Thursday by Kentucky House leaders. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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Regional
10:54 am
Tue February 23, 2010

WKU historian says bibles often provide clues about the history of black Americans

Bowling Green, KY – A WKU historian says an old bible can be an important resource for some people trying to trace their family history. Dr. John Hardin says many slaves didn't have last names, and notes written in family bibles can sometimes provide helpful clues about their past. He spoke to our Dan Modlin.

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