Nashville, TN – The head of a Nashville-based charity known as "Soles for Souls" says their mission is simple--give shoes to people anywhere in the world who need them. Since Wayne Elsey got that idea five years ago, his group has given away millions of pairs of footwear to the needy and victims of natural disasters. Joe Corcoran has more on the charity's efforts.
Bowling Green, Ky – The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce wants state employees to start paying part of their health insurance premiums. The state-wide business group says these payments would help to offset revenue shortfalls that could threaten a number of state programs, including funding for education. But, the Kentucky Education Association says the Chamber's proposal is a step in the wrong direction.
Elizabethtown, Ky – A new business is open in Elizabethtown, but city and county leaders aren't exactly rolling out the red carpet. In fact, the opening of a methadone clinic in Hardin County is causing quite a bit of controversy. Lisa Autry traveled to Elizabethtown and has our report.
Bowling Green, Ky – Former Hilltopper quarterback Willie Taggert has been named WKU's new head football coach. Taggert, who has been the running backs coach at Stanford, says he's looking forward to getting the WKU program "back on track." Dan Modlin reports.
Bowling Green, Ky – Lindsey Wilson College in Colombia is hosting a recital by mezzo-soprano Laura Atkinson that will feature opera arias, as well as spirituals and Broadway tunes. Lee Stott has this preview.
Frankfort, Ky – The Kentucky Public Service Commission is preparing to release a comprehensive review of utility company responses to two natural disasters that recently struck the state. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports.
Bowling Green, Ky – The Pew Center on the States recently released a report comparing the economic challenges facing states to the critical revenue shortage in California. The study raised some serious questions about Kentucky's ability to deal with future revenue shortfalls. WKU Economics Professor Brian Strow says the Commonwealth owes too much money, and needs to take a serious look at how much it's spending. He spoke with our Dan Modlin.
Owensboro, Ky – The Owensboro Medical Health System is the latest hospital in Kentucky to use a new piece of surgical technology known as the da Vinci. The system is changing the way procedures like hysterectomies are performed, with many patients experiencing much shorter recovery times. Kevin Willis visited OMHS and spoke with a surgeon who explained how the da Vinci system works.