Madisonville, Ky – A police officer from Hopkins County got an up-close look at efforts to democratize Iraq. Madisonville Police Lt. Wade Williams is back from that country, after teaching courses on democracy. He spoke to Lisa Autry about his experiences in Iraq.
Frankfort, Ky – Late Thursday night, Kentucky House and Senate leaders reached a final agreement on an energy bill, and are now awaiting the Governor's call for a special session. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports.
Bowling Green, Ky – The WKU football team is moving to the 1A level this year, and will be the last program allowed to make that move for the next four years. The NCAA has decided to enact a moratorium on 1AA teams making the switch. Dan Modlin has this feature on how the WKU transition to 1A is going so far, and how the school is handling the challenges involved.
Somerset, Ky – A clean-up effort is underway at a cave in Pulaski County dubbed "Mt. Trashmore" by the locals. Cavers and volunteers are removing trash from cave in Shopville, which is an important habitat for a rare species of bats. Dan Modlin recently spoke to David Foster, Executive Director of the American Cave Conservation Association.
Bowling Green, Ky – A life-like exhibit of Bowling Green native Duncan Hines is now on display at the Kentucky Museum on the WKU campus. Hines is best-known for his cake mixes, but he got his start as a traveling salesman in the 1940s. He kept a journal of the best place to eat in the US and published restaurant and lodging guides. Lisa Autry spoke to Timothy Mullin with the Kentucky Museum and Cora Jane Spiller, a great niece of Duncan Hines.
Frankfort, Ky – Leaders of the General Assembly will resume negotiations in Frankfort this afternoon on energy legislation Governor Fletcher wants approved in a special session. Tony McVeigh has the latest from Frankfort.
Bowling Green, Ky – Community Education classes will be offered across the state this fall, with a wide variety of course offerings. Anne Grubbs of Bowling Green-Warren County Community Educaiton says the cooperation of area schools, teachers, and churches is a key to the success of such programs. She recently spoke to Dan Modlin inside the studios of Western's Public Radio.
Frankfort, Ky – With another special session on energy incentives looming, Kentucky House and Senate leaders are trying to hammer out a final compromise. Here's the latest from Tony McVeigh of Kentucky Public Radio.