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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Regional
10:49 am
Fri August 22, 2008

Ky closes deal on $50 million bond issue for education

Frankfort, Ky – The deal is done. Kentucky has closed on a 50-million dollar bond issue, the proceeds of which will be used for student loans. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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Regional
12:18 am
Fri August 22, 2008

WKU President outlines goals, challenges ahead

Bowling Green, Ky – WKU President Gary Ransdell has welcomed back faculty and staff as the fall semester is set to begin. Dr. Ransdell was frank about some of the financial challenges facing WKU. Dan Modlin report.

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Regional
2:19 am
Thu August 21, 2008

Bowling Green set for new influx of refugees

Bowling Green, Ky – Dozens of refugees from southeast Asia, Africa, and Iraq will soon be arriving in Bowling Green. The city's International Center will be helping the refugees with job assistance, language skills, and learning how to live in the US. Joe Corcoran has our report.

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Regional
9:29 am
Wed August 20, 2008

WKU expert: too early to call US-Russian relations "Cold War"

Bowling Green, Ky – The ongoing standoff between Russia and the US and Europe over Georgia has led some to make predictions about a new cold war. But WKU Political Science Professor Roger Murphy says it's too early for that label. Professor Murphy spoke to WKU Public Radio's Kevin Willis about how Moscow's invasion of Georgia signals a newly assertive Russia on the world stage.

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Regional
9:18 am
Wed August 20, 2008

Ky student loan program propped up at last minute

Frankfort, Ky – Quick action by state officials appears to have prevented a collapse of student loan programs in Kentucky. Watching developments unfold was Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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Regional
5:05 am
Wed August 20, 2008

Stumbo still thinking about possible House Speaker bid

Frankfort, Ky – Leadership races in the Kentucky House are still nearly five months off, but speculation over the Speaker's race continues to mount. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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Regional
8:57 am
Tue August 19, 2008

Private bonds to build up Ky's student loan funds

Frankfort, Ky – A plan to use private bond proceeds to re-supply Kentucky's exhausted student loan funds has cleared its first hurdle. We get the latest from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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Regional
5:05 am
Tue August 19, 2008

Pulaski County judge challenging state's parole system

Frankfort, Ky – In an effort to reduce the state's prison population and save money, Kentucky lawmakers this year altered inmate parole provisions. But as Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports, a court challenge to the changes is now being mounted.

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Regional
5:00 am
Tue August 19, 2008

Ky Chamber proposes new collective way to pay for higher ed

Bowling Green, Ky – The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce is proposing a new approach for students to pay for higher education. The Guaranteed Affordability Program would include resources from students, their families, universities, and the state to help cover costs. Chamber President and former Owensboro Mayor David Adkisson told our Dan Modlin the plan would require bipartisan support in the General Assembly.

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