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.
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.
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.
Bowling Green, Ky – The preservation of historic karst terrain in areas like southcentral Kentucky is one of the topics being discussed this week at WKU. A national gathering of karst researchers and government agency personnel is taking place at the school. Dan Modlin has more.
Bowling Green, Ky – A recent appeals court decision found that the US Treasury Department discriminates by not providing paper currency which is readily accessible for those with poor sight. Dr. Ron Milliman of WKU is the chair of the public relations committee of the American Council of the Blind. He spoke to our Dan Modlin.
Lexington, KY – Following Tuesday night's presidential primary in Kentucky, bluegrass state democrats have stated loudly and clearly their support for Hillary Clinton. Barack Obama's Tuesday night victory across the country in Oregon, however, has put the Illinois senator in the driver's seat in the final weeks of the primary season.
"He's obviously the odds-on favorite, but there are more primaries," said WUKY political reporter Ken Kurtz.
Bowling Green, Ky – Despite warnings that safety equipment such as helmets should be worn when riding an ATV or motorcycle, thousands of Americans experience serious brain injuries each year. Dr. Charles Wood is a neurosurgeon from Greenview Regional Hospital in Bowling Green who says the average lifetime cost of treating a brain injury patient is $4 million. He spoke to our Dan Modlin.
Bowling Green, Ky – Bowling Green was one of the stops on a recent book tour by Ret. Lt. Col. Oliver North, the controversial TV personality who gained notoriety during the Iran-Contra scandal in the 80s. He spoke to our Lisa Autry about his new book "American Heros", which he says spotlights some of the good news coming from Iraq.
Louisville, KY – Both Democratic presidential candidates have offered their opinions on one of Kentucky's abundant resources: coal. Both champion clean coal. But, as Kentucky Public Radio's Kristin Espeland reports from partner-station WFPL in Louisville, there may not be much to champion, yet.