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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.