Regional
9:49 am
Thu December 10, 2009

For Kentucky dairy farmers, 2009 a year to forget

Bowling Green, Ky – It's been a year many dairy farmers would like to forget. Low milk prices have contributed to reduced income, and some have found that the value of their dairy herds has declined. Dan Modlin reports on how Kentucky dairy farmers are being impacted.

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Regional
9:46 am
Thu December 10, 2009

Ky education leader wants more emphasis on foreign languages

Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky's new education commissioner says foreign languages should be part of the state's core curriculum. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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Regional
9:24 am
Wed December 9, 2009

Higdon wins special Senate election in central Kentucky

Frankfort, Ky – Just call him Senator. Republican Rep. Jimmy Higdon of Lebanon won a decisive victory in last night's special election in a central Kentucky senatorial district. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports.

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Regional
9:19 am
Wed December 9, 2009

Kentucky's state capitol to be adorned with new murals

The Capitol building in Frankfort

Frankfort, KY – Plans are being made to place murals depicting Kentucky's rich history on the walls of the rotunda of the State Capitol. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has the story.

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Regional
11:16 am
Tue December 8, 2009

Effort underway to increase access to higher education

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.

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Regional
9:30 am
Tue December 8, 2009

Some Ky lawmakers pushing for tax code changes

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.

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Regional
9:25 am
Tue December 8, 2009

How is Beshear doing halfway through his term as Governor?

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.

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Regional
9:23 am
Tue December 8, 2009

Beshear: layoffs and furloughs possible in light of budget troubles

Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear says all options are on the table, including layoffs and furloughs, to balance the state budget. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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Regional
10:35 am
Mon December 7, 2009

Latest Ky revenue projections to show improvement

Frankfort, Ky – Later this month, revenue projections on which Kentucky's next biennial budget will be based will be delivered to state leaders. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports.

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Arts & Culture
4:16 pm
Thu December 3, 2009

WKU Pre-College Strings Program Looking to Expand

Ching-Yi Lin

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.

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