Election 2008
2:39 am
Fri August 29, 2008

Cross: "Maverick McCain Makes Maverick Pick In Palin"

Lexington, KY – The Director of the University of Kentucky's Center For Rural Journalism and Community Issues says he's not all that surprised that Republican candidate McCain chose a woman to be his running mate.

Full story at WUKY

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Election 2008
2:33 am
Fri August 29, 2008

Kentucky Delegate on the DNC

Denver, CO – Among the Democrats headed home today is Kentuckian Diane Wood. Wood, who lives on the Kentucky border near Fort Campbell, went to Denver, hoping to vote for Hillary Clinton. But yesterday she told reporter Charles Lane she's very satisfied with presidential nominee Barack Obama.

Full story at WEKU

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Regional
11:54 am
Thu August 28, 2008

Major challenges ahead for '08 WKU football team

Bowling Green, Ky – The WKU football team faces an extremely tough road schedule this year, which gets underway with a trip to Indiana University. WKU Head Coach Dave Elson says players on this year's team are anxious to meet the challenge, and earn respect from opponents. Dan Modlin has this preview of the upcoming season.

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Regional
10:44 am
Wed August 27, 2008

WKU geography expert back from Russia, speaks about conflict with Georgia

Bowling Green, Ky – The rubber stamp Russian parliament has voted to recognize the independence of two sections of the Georgian Republic, South Ossetia and Abkhazia. Russia and Georgia recently fought a brief war over South Ossetia, with the US warning Moscow not to try to break apart Georgia. David Keeling, head of the WKU Geography and Geology Department, recently returned from Russia and spoke to Dan Modlin about the disputed territories.

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Regional
10:30 am
Wed August 27, 2008

CATS assessment team meeting in Frankfort

Frankfort, Ky – A task force studying Kentucky's student accountability and assessment efforts has met for a second time in Frankfort. We get an update from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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Election 2008
4:10 am
Tue August 26, 2008

Youngest Kentucky Delegate Discusses Obama Versus Clinton Divisions

Murray, KY – The Democratic National Convention's first night was a memorable one for Graves County, Kentucky native Micah Spicer.

Spicer, who is Kentucky's youngest delegate at 19 years old, says although the convention's opening ceremony revolved around unifying the party, there were obvious divisions surrounding Senators Obama and Clinton.

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Regional
11:47 am
Mon August 25, 2008

Boswell, Guthrie meet at Ky Farm Bureau forum in Etown

Elizabethtown, Ky – The two candidates vying for Kentucky's 2nd Congressional House seat met Monday night in Elizabethtown for a forum sponsored by the Kentucky Farm Bureau. Democrat David Boswell and Republican Brett Guthrie discussed their positions on free trade, environmental protection, tax policy, and labor issues. Kevin Willis was at the Hardin County event, and has our report.

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Regional
9:25 am
Mon August 25, 2008

Tracking devices being used in some state vehicles

Frankfort, Ky – A pilot project underway in Kentucky is helping the state keep better track of its huge inventory of state vehicles. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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Regional
2:09 am
Mon August 25, 2008

Electric car facility coming to Franklin, Ky

Frankfort, Ky – ZAP-mobiles are coming to Simpson County, Kentucky. That's where the electric vehicle company says it will build a huge manufacturing plant. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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Regional
2:07 am
Mon August 25, 2008

Should Ky restore voting rights of felons?

Bowling Green, Ky – Kentucky is one of only two states that do not automatically restore a felon's voting rights once all debts to society have been paid. But since March, Governor Beshear has granted partial pardons to nearly 800 inmates, allowing them to register for the November election. Several of those pardoned were convicted of crimes such as murder and rape. Lisa Autry has our report.

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