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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Regional
3:09 pm
Mon February 22, 2010

US space program would change dramatically under Obama plan

Bowling Green, KY – President Obama's budget is calling for some significant changes to the space program. The President wants to end the space shuttle program and develop commercial spacecraft that would taxi astronauts into space. Public Radio space reporter Pat Duggins says those moves would significantly change the role of astronauts. He spoke with our Dan Modlin.

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Helping Haiti's Quake Victims
9:50 am
Fri February 19, 2010

Owensboro Surgeon Speaks About Medical Mission in Haiti

Owensboro, Ky – An Owensboro doctor is speaking out about what he saw during a medical mission to Haiti. Dr. Charles Milem is a surgeon with Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in Daviess County. After the devastating earthquake last month, Dr. Milem spent a week in Haiti performing surgeries--many of them amputations--under challenging conditions. He spoke to WKU Public Radio about how the experience has changed him.

Regional
4:57 pm
Thu February 18, 2010

Fungus that kills bats found in Tennessee

Bowling Green, KY – A fungus that has killed thousands of bats in eastern states has now been found in Tennessee. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has confirmed that two bats found in Sullivan County, tested positive for White Nose Syndrome. Pat Kambesis of the WKU Hoffman Institute at WKU says that finding is significant.

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