Bowling Green, Ky – Leaders from 24 public colleges and university systems are working together on an "Access to Success Initiative", to increase the number of low-income and minority students completing college. Britt Kirwan, the Chancellor of the University System of Maryland, says the country has a great deal at stake regarding the matter. Dan Modlin reports.
Bowling Green, Ky – Governor Beshear is ruling out any kind of tax reform in the upcoming legislative session. But some lawmakers say given Kentucky's deficit and need for new revenue, now is the perfect time to consider a revamping of the state's tax code. Lisa Autry has our report.
Frankfort, Ky – Thursday marks the midpoint of Gov. Steve Beshear's first term as Kentucky's chief executive. To assess the administration's performance, the governor is sitting down with reporters at the State Capitol, including Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.
Bowling Green, Ky – The WKU Pre-College Strings Program is an effort to encourage Warren County public school students to learn string instruments. The program's newest instructor is Ching Yi-Lin, who is hoping to expand the program to disadvantaged young people throughout the region. Kevin Willis spoke with Ching-Yi and one of her pupils about the program's goals.
Frankfort, Ky – All eyes will be on five central Kentucky counties Tuesday for a special election to fill a vacant state senate seat. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh says the election results could have deep repercussions.
Frankfort, Ky – Scaffolding now completely fills the rotunda of the Kentucky State Capitol, where extensive renovation and repair work is underway. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh gives us an exclusive view from the top.