Regional
2:59 pm
Thu September 24, 2009

WKU course designed to fill growing demand for water technicians

Bowling Green, Ky – WKU is offering a new, two-year associate program for people who want to become water and waste-water technicians. Program coordinator Christal Wade says there is strong demand in the job market for those who complete such courses. Wade and Samantha Kramer spoke to our Dan Modlin.

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Regional
2:56 pm
Thu September 24, 2009

Ky High Court hears case on funding of Baptist school

Frankfort, Ky – A lawsuit challenging the use of state tax dollars to build a pharmacy school on a Baptist college campus in Williamsburg has been heard in the Kentucky Supreme Court. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh was in the courtroom.

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Regional
10:35 am
Thu September 24, 2009

Ky AG: Board should not have eliminated tenure

Frankfort, KY – The Kentucky Attorney General's office says the board that oversees community colleges did NOT have the authority to eliminate tenure for new faculty hires. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports.

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Regional
4:34 pm
Wed September 23, 2009

Poverty task force searches for answers to Kentucky's problems

Frankfort, Ky – At almost 17%, Kentucky has one of the highest poverty rates in the nation. A 25-member legislative task force charged with developing strategies for combating the problem held its initial meeting this week in Frankfort. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh was there.

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Regional
4:32 pm
Wed September 23, 2009

Fewer Ky schools meeting federal education goals

Frankfort, Ky – Sixty-percent of Kentucky schools are meeting federal student performance goals, but that's a lower percentage than last year. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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Regional
3:28 pm
Wed September 23, 2009

Rural Kentucky weekly newspapers impacted by changing technology

Bowling Green, Ky – A recent WKU print journalism graduate has her hands full in Butler County. Heather Coleman is editor and one-woman do-it-all for the Butler County Banner-Green River Republican newspaper. In our occasional series of reports on the present and future of media in the US, we asked Heather for her thoughts on how technology is changing things for rural weekly papers such as hers.

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Regional
3:17 pm
Wed September 23, 2009

WKU historians consider past, future of Afghanistan wars

Bowling Green, Ky – With major questions surrounding the war in Afghanistan, Dan Modlin sat down with two history experts to talk about the past and possible future of conflicts in that country. Jack Thacker is a military historian at WKU, and Hugh Phillips specializes in Russian history.

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Regional
4:48 pm
Tue September 22, 2009

McConnell will support Obama if President boosts Afghan war effort

Bowling Green, Ky – A new report from the top US commander in Afghanistan is raising questions about whether the US should do more to support the war effort in that country. General Stanley McChrystal says "under-resourcing" the Afghanistan war could lead to defeat. Kentucky's senior US Senator, Mitch McConnell, says he'll support President Obama if the administration takes steps to provide additional military support. McConnell spoke to our Dan Modlin.

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Regional
4:31 pm
Tue September 22, 2009

Ethics complaint against Ky Senate Minority leader dismissed

Frankfort, Ky – The Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission has dismissed an ethics complaint against Kentucky Senate Minority Leader Ed Worley of Richmond. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has details.

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Regional
5:19 pm
Mon September 21, 2009

Domestic violence measure named in honor of Amanda Ross

Frankfort, Ky – Another level of protection for alleged victims of domestic violence is at the heart of legislation to be offered this week by Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo. We get details from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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