Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear's administration is following up on warnings of deeper budget cuts than earlier anticipated for some state agencies. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has the story.
Bowling Green, Ky – Declining food prices are welcome relief for consumers. However, it's terrible news for those who make a living raising animals and growing crops. Dairy farmers, including those in Kentucky, have been especially hard hit during the recent drop in food prices. Dan Modlin reports.
Elizabethtown, Ky – Some students at Elizabethtown High School are learning the ropes in broadcast journalism. Teacher Belinda Stark says the Broadcast Journalism class started a few years ago with just one computer. Now, students at Elizabethtown High have won a number of student journalism competitions. Dan Modlin has our report.
Bowling Green, Ky – In Kentucky and throughout the US, the National Guard is exceeding its required strength levels. In the years following the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks, the Guard has had the advantage of becoming more selective. Today's recruits must have higher test scores and at least a high school diploma. Lisa Autry has this report.
Bowling Green, Ky – Mammoth Cave is in the process of building a new, environmentally-friendly visitor's center. Park Superintendent Patrick Reed says the staff at Mammoth Cave has a strong tradition of protecting the environment. Reed recently came to WKU Public Radio and spoke with Dan Modlin.
Bowling Green, Ky – Although Iranian authorities hope recent political unrest will fade, the Middle East expert at Western Kentucky University believes that is unlikely to happen. Dr. Soleimon Kiasatpour says the recent post-election turmoil has created a challenge Iranian leaders weren't expecting. He talked about the longer term outlook for Iran with Dan Modlin.
Bowling Green, Ky – Officials in Iran say their election process is over, and that the incumbent president has been re-elected. But the Middle East expert in the WKU Political Science Department says the way the election was handled is raising questions about whether Iran is a republic. Dr. Soleimon Kiasatpour spoke to our Dan Modlin.
Bowling Green, Ky – Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson says he has raised more than $600,000 for a possible run for the US Senate seat currently held by Republican Jim Bunning. One political scientist says time and money are two factors important for Grayson right now. Lisa Autry explains.
Bowling Green, Ky – The Fourth of July holiday weekend is a time when many people head to the lakes and rivers for fun. For law enforcement, it's also a time to step up policing efforts to stop drunk boaters. Lisa Autry recently went on a ride-a-long with officers on the Barren River Lake.
Bowling Green, Ky – Kentucky's US Senate candidates will soon submit second-quarter fundraising reports to the federal election commission. Attorney General Jack Conway is expected to lead over Lieutenant Governor Daniel Mongiardo in the Democratic field, but closer attention is expected on how much money Republican incumbent Senator Jim Bunning raises. WKU Political Science Professor Scott Lasley spoke to our Lisa Autry about the race.