Bowling Green, Ky – In an effort to boost the number of college graduates in Kentucky, the Council on Postsecondary Education is hosting an Adult Learner Summit in Lexington this week. Interim CPE President Brad Cowgill says adults are critical if the state is to meet its goal of doubling the number of degree-holders by 2020.
Bowling Green, Ky – A major financial gift to the WKU engineering program will create an endowed chair in robotics and automation engineering. The gift comes from a pair of WKU graduates, Don and Jennifer Gruelich of Louisville. With state budget cuts impacting higher education, private sector support is growing more important than ever, according to WKU President Gary Ransdell. Dan Modlin reports.
Frankfort, Ky – Governor Beshear has delivered his first budget address to lawmakers. His plan contains some tough medicine for Kentucky's higher education institutions. Here's an audio archive of the Governor's speech.
Frankfort, Ky – There was some drama in Frankfort as the filing deadline passed to run for public office in Kentucky this year. Second District Rep. Ron Lewis of Hardin County is not running for re-election. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has the story.
Frankfort, Ky – The Kentucky Medical Association says there's a serious doctor shortage in the commonwealth and hopes lawmakers will help remedy the situation. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.
Bowling Green, Ky – The opening of a special photography exhibit is scheduled this week at WKU. The "Eyes On the World" exhibit includes some of the top student and professional work in the world. The exhibit will be on display through Feb. 27. Dan Modlin spoke to WKU Photojournalism Professor James Kenney.
Bowling Green, Ky – The recent upheaval in world stock markets is a good indication of how virtually all economic activity is now global. WKU Economics Professor Dick Cantrell believes most investors should take a long-term approach to equity markets, and not overreact to sudden swings in the stock markets. Dan Modlin talked with Prof. Cantrell about the US economy, and the proposed stimulus package coming out of Washington.
Frankfort, Ky – A Louisville lawmaker who for years has been trying to give Kentucky's working poor some tax relief is making a new effort in the current legislative session. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has the story.