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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bowling Green, Ky – A new public television report on Mammoth Cave will be premiering across the region during the first week in October. WKYU PBS producer-director Cheryl Beckley says the unique project spanned many months, and allowed producers to include footage of all four seasons outside the cave. We hear more about the production in this report by Dan Modlin.