Regional
4:01 am
Thu June 12, 2008

Ky Ed Commissioner hopes to quiet critics of car purchase

Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky Education Commissioner John Draud believes he has finally quieted questions surrounding his request for fully-loaded state car. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has the story.

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Regional
3:04 am
Thu June 12, 2008

WKU expert: weather changes could impact quality of US wine

Bowling Green, Ky – A researcher with the WKU Department of Geography and Geology has some potentially bad news for lovers of west coast wines. Dr. Greg Goodrich says a cooling trend in the Pacific Ocean could lessen the quality of grapes grown in places like Napa Valley, California. He spoke with our Kevin Willis.

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Regional
9:38 am
Wed June 11, 2008

Pension reform agreement found; special session next?

Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky lawmakers appear headed for a special session, now that their leaders have reached final agreement on state pension system reforms. We get the latest from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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Regional
9:34 am
Wed June 11, 2008

Many summertime activities can lead to hearing loss

Bowling Green, Ky – An audiologist from western Kentucky is warning that many regular summertime activities can negatively impact a person's hearing. Susan Brown is with the Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. She says repeated exposure to loud lawnmowers, for example, can eventually lead to hearing damage. She spoke to our Dan Modlin.

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Regional
2:35 am
Fri June 6, 2008

Mystery writers festival comes to Owensboro; will loss of hotel impact event?

Owensboro, Ky – The International Mystery Writer's Festival is set for Owensboro this June. Dan Modlin spoke with marketing director Travis Estes about the event, and the potential impact of problems facing a major hotel in the city.

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Election 2008
12:38 am
Fri June 6, 2008

Republicans Meet to Select Delegates

Lexington, KY – Party faithfuls and newcomers are expected in large numbers this weekend as the Republican and Democratic parties each hold their state conventions.

Democrats will be in Lexington Saturday as the GOP meets in Bowling Green. Topping the agenda for Republicans is selecting delegates for the national convention this fall.

As Lisa Autry reports, the GOP system for selecting delegates is very different from the system of the Democratic party.

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Regional
3:16 am
Thu June 5, 2008

Ft. Campbell families get computers to communicate with deployed loved ones

Frankfort, Ky – Operation Homefront is a program that offers refurbished computers to military families that have loved ones deployed overseas. The group is giving some Ft. Campbell families computers that will be used to communicate with relatives who are serving in Iraq. Dan Modlin spoke with Ret. Brigadier General John Howard, a board member of Operation Homefront.

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Regional
9:10 am
Wed June 4, 2008

State pension reform big issue in Frankfort

Frankfort, Ky – Soon after Kentucky's May 20th presidential primary, state pension reform started grabbing headlines in the commonwealth. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh explains what's behind the issue's recent rise to prominence.

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Regional
3:51 am
Tue June 3, 2008

Budget cuts could cost poor clients legal representation

Bowling Green, Ky – Kentucky's Public Advocate says budget cuts in the Commonwealth could jeopardize the quality of legal representation some indigent defendants receive. Ernie Lewis says the state must begin investing more resources in its judicial system. He spoke to our Dan Modlin.

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Regional
3:11 am
Tue June 3, 2008

Lawmakers searching for ways to shore up pension system

Bowling Green, Ky – A panel that will search for long-range solutions to Kentucky's troubled state pension system has gotten down to work in Frankfort. Lisa Autry spoke to state Finance Commissioner Jonathan Miller about the possibility of a bipartisan breakthrough on the issue.

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