Regional
11:00 am
Thu September 3, 2009

Head of Ky Senate blasts Beshear

Frankfort, KY – In comments to reporters at the State Capitol, the president of the Kentucky Senate is accusing Gov. Steve Beshear of poisoning the political atmosphere in Frankfort. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has the story.

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Regional
9:45 am
Thu September 3, 2009

Some out of work Kentuckians taking to the radio to find jobs

Louisville, Ky – Knocking on doors and surfing for jobs on the internet may not cut it for those out of work these days. Some job seekers are taking a more unconventional route to finding employment. Clear Channel Radio launched a project this summer that allows the unemployed to market themselves to potential employers on air and at no cost. Lisa Autry visited a station involved in the effort, and spoke to one of the participants.

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The Economy Project
12:47 pm
Wed September 2, 2009

Economic Impact of Heath Care Changes Debated: Part 1 of Series

Bowling Green, Ky – Members of Congress will return to Washington soon, with the health care debate expected to be a top priority. Dan Modlin of WKU Public Radio has a special two-part series on the issues surrounding the ongoing controversy. In this report, we hear about some of the possible economic ramifications of changing the country's health care system.

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Regional
11:21 am
Wed September 2, 2009

Should Ky lawmakers have to swear against dueling?

Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky officeholders may soon no longer have to swear they've never fought a duel with deadly weapons. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh says a Louisville lawmaker wants to delete the colorful language from the public oath of office.

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Changing Newspaper Industry
9:22 am
Wed September 2, 2009

Some Kentucky Newspapers Debating Whether to Charge for Online Content

Owensboro, Ky – As newspapers throughout the country struggle with the issue of making their online operations profitable, a publisher in Owensboro says papers have to stop giving away their product for free. Bob Morris is group publisher for the company that produces several papers in Kentucky, including the Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer. Morris says not charging for online content gives the impression the product has no value. We also hear from Jeff Jobe, a publisher based in Glasgow.

Regional
10:42 am
Tue September 1, 2009

Volunteer fire departments in Ky facing personnel shortages

Bowling Green, Ky – Volunteer fire departments across Kentucky and the nation are facing a crisis. They've often been short of money and personnel in the past, but now fewer young people are stepping in to fill the ranks. In this report we hear from several volunteer firefighters, including Mike Braun, Assistant Chief of the Austin-Tracy Volunteer Fire Department in Barren County.

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Regional
2:56 pm
Mon August 31, 2009

Regional health officials planning for H1N1 flu cases

Bowling Green, Ky – Kentucky health officials say the flu season is well underway. So far, it appears the H1N1 virus seems to be having an impact which is comparable to the traditional, seasonal flu. Dan Modlin reports on regional plans to deal with the H1N1 strain.

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Regional
2:52 pm
Mon August 31, 2009

Webb officially newest member of Ky Senate

Frankfort, Ky – Just call her Senator. Democrat Robin Webb of Grayson has officially resigned from the Kentucky House and been sworn-in to the state Senate. We get the latest from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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Regional
10:44 am
Thu August 27, 2009

WKU political analyst believes Kennedy to get much credit if health care bill passes

Bowling Green, Ky – WKU Political Scientist Joel Turner believes that in the future many people will give Senator Ted Kennedy credit if a healthcare overhaul bill is passed. Professor Turner says the death of President Kennedy in 1963 led to an increase in interest in passing of his top legislative priorities. Dan Modlin has more.

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Regional
10:40 am
Thu August 27, 2009

Lawmakers looking into spending at KACO and League of Cities

Frankfort, Ky – Questionable spending practices at the Kentucky Association of Counties and the Kentucky League of Cities were the focus of a two-hour legislative hearing in Frankfort. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh was there.

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