Bowling Green, Ky – Lawmakers in Warren and surrounding counties are in support of raising the minimum dropout age in Kentucky. Two bills have been filed in the current legislative session to raise the high school dropout age from 16 to 18. Lisa Autry reports.
Bowling Green, Ky – Officials at Western Kentucky University have entered a new partnership to enhance the quality of international student experiences at the school. Through an agreement with the global educational services provider Navitas, WKU hopes to increase the number of successful international students on campus. Dan Modlin reports.
Bowling Green, Ky – The author of a new book about becoming a better healthcare consumer says too many people are afraid to ask their doctors questions. And WKU alum Jeff Knott believes patients have a responsibility to give accurate descriptions of symptoms to their physicians. Knott spoke to Dan Modlin about the issues.
Bowling Green, Ky – A new one-step method of producing methamphetamine is gaining in popularity throughout the region. "Shake and bake" is a technique where meth ingredients are placed in a plastic bottle and shaken. Kevin Willis spoke to law enforcement agents in Bowling Green and Elizabethtown about the dangers the method poses to those involved, and those who come into contact with the discarded bottles.
When the National Endowment for the Arts informed Kenny Barron that he'd been named a Jazz Master — that's the highest honor in jazz that the nation bestows — "I was elated and surprised," Barron says. "And then I kept thinking, 'Damn, am I really this old?' "
Bowling Green – Kentucky lawmakers return to Frankfort Tuesday, January 5 for the start of the 2010 legislative session. The overriding issue will be overcoming a 1.5 billion dollar budget deficit over the next two years. Governor Steve Beshear talked about his legislative priorities in a phone interview with Lisa Autry.
Bowling Green, Ky – Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr. is worried about the impact budget cuts could have on the state's court system. He also spoke to WKU Public Radio about efforts to increase transparency in state financial matters.
Bowling Green – The down economy has more Americans tapping their retirement savings. One business group says nearly half of those changing or losing jobs last year took cash out of their 401k accounts. In this report, Lisa Autry speaks with Bowling Green financial adviser Tony Walker who says it can be risky and expensive to tap retirement funds early.