Regional
3:08 am
Fri May 16, 2008

WKU effort aims at creating new human-powered water purifier

Bowling Green, Ky – Five outstanding engineering students from as far away as Venezuela are on the WKU campus, hoping to develop an effective, low cost water purifier. Dr. Kevin Schmaltz of the WKU Engineering Department is one of the project managers. He says the idea is to develop a purifier that operates on human power, so it can be used in emergency settings. He spoke to our Dan Modlin.

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Regional
3:03 am
Fri May 16, 2008

Former Pres. Clinton pumps up Owensboro crowd

Owensboro, Ky – While some national pundits may say it's time for Hillary Clinton to throw in the towel, don't tell that to her husband. Former President Bill Clinton spoke to an enthusiastic crowd of about 1,000 people Friday morning at Kentucky Wesleyan College in Owensboro. Dan Modlin was there, and has this report.

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Regional
11:57 am
Thu May 15, 2008

Somerset's Oakwood facility now without federal funding

Somerset, Ky – Kentucky's largest home for mentally-retarded adults has officially lost its federal funding. The Communities at Oakwood facility in Somerset is working to overcome a history of violations that threatened the safety of its residents. Lisa Autry visited the facility to find out what staff are doing to correct the problems.

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Regional
10:15 am
Wed May 14, 2008

Recent quakes raise safety issues in our region

Bowling Green, Ky – Recent earthquakes impacting Kentucky, Indiana, and Illinois are raising questions about surface geology. The most recent quake did relatively little damage, but there are concerns about the safety of the regional population should a massive quake hit. We hear from Dr. Mike May of the WKU Geography and Geology Department, and Dr. William Andrews of the Kentucky Geological Survey.

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Regional
10:09 am
Wed May 14, 2008

Millions in state contracts awarded without proper review

Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky Finance Cabinet officials are apologizing for computer problems that led to the approval of millions of dollars in state contracts without proper legislative review. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has the story.

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Regional
11:59 am
Tue May 13, 2008

Candidate profile: Daviess Co Judge-Executive Reid Haire

Bowling Green, Ky – In our continuing series of candidate profiles, we hear from Daviess County Judge-Executive Reid Haire, a Democrat who is running for the 2nd District US House seat. He spoke to our Lisa Autry.

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Election 2008
12:02 am
Tue May 13, 2008

Candidate profile: Owensboro Sen. David Boswell

Owensboro, Ky – Our series of candidate profiles continues with a look at Senator David Boswell of Owensboro. The Democrat is running for the 2nd District US House seat being vacated by Republican Ron Lewis. Senator Boswell spoke to our Lisa Autry.

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Election 2008
3:42 am
Thu May 8, 2008

Democratic Senate candidates talk to WKU Public Radio

Bowling Green, Ky – The list of Kentucky Democrats running for the US Senate seat held by Republican Mitch McConnell is a long one, but two names appear to be floating to the top. Bruce Lundsford and Greg Fischer are considered the two front-runners for their party's nomination. They spoke to WKU Public Radio about the economy, Iraq, and negative campaigning.

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Regional
2:45 am
Tue May 6, 2008

Upcoming Hot Rod reunion huge tourism draw in BG

Bowling Green, Ky – The mid-June National Hot Road Association reunion is Bowling Green's biggest single tourism event of the year. The group recently signed a 5 year contract for their annual event to be held in south-central Kentucky. Dan Modlin spoke to members of the group and has this report.

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Regional
2:40 am
Tue May 6, 2008

Breast cancer survivors honored at state capitol

Frankfort, Ky – Hundreds of breast cancer survivors were the guests of honor Monday at the annual Celebration of Hope at the Kentucky State Capitol. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has the story.

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