Bowling Green, Ky – In honor of Suicide Prevention Month in Kentucky, specialists in the field want the public to understand that many suicides are preventable. Our interview guest is Jan Ulrich, with the State Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation Services.
Frankfort, Ky – The Democratic majority in the Kentucky House is being bolstered by the defection of a Republican represenative. And as Kentucky Public Radio's Tony Mcveigh reports, another GOP House member may also leave the party.
Frankfort, Ky – Governor Fletcher is being sued by the state Attorney General over some of Fletcher's appointments to public University boards. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports from the state capitol.
Bowling Green, Ky – Many Kentuckians enjoy going to their local farmers' markets this time of year. But the unusual April cold snap and the recent drought have combined to kill many of the crops that would be at the markets. Joe Corcoran spoke with several farmers and Janet Eaton, of the Kentucky Agriculture Department.
Bowling Green, Ky – On the day of September 11, 2001, NPR relied heavily on the reporting of member station WNYC in Manhattan. Reporters Andrea Bernstein and Beth Fertig covered the attacks on the World Trade Center live from the scene that day. They recently spoke to WKU Public Radio about how the attacks changed them as people and reporters, and how New York City has moved on in the six years following the collapse of the Twin Towers.
Frankfort, Ky – A memorial service in honor of those killed six years ago in the 9/11 attacks was held at the Kentucky capitol. Governor Fletcher recalled meeting a New York City firefighter almost one year after the attacks. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports on the ceremony.
Bowling Green, Ky – Members of the State Nurses Association will meet in Bowling Green soon, to address several health issues which relate to meth addiction. Susan Jones of the WKU Department of Nursing is the state president of the group. She says it's clear that meth abuse has become a serious problem for the whole community.
Bowling Green, Ky – Two public forums on the future of Kentucky law enforcement will held in upcoming days. Barren County Sheriff Chris Eaton says local law enforcement has become much more professional since new standards were approved by the General Assembly in 1998. However, he says it's unclear whether the general public knows about the changes. Sheriff Eaton spoke to our Dan Modlin.