Regional
10:52 am
Wed August 26, 2009

When looking for job, think from perspective of potential employer

Bowling Green, Ky – Unemployment rates have reached the 11% mark in Kentucky. With so many people looking for jobs, a hiring specialist from Nashville says those seeking employment must think from the perspective of the employer. Jennifer Way of Way Solutions recently led a workshop on job searches at WKU. She spoke to our Dan Modlin about the current hiring environment.

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Regional
9:40 am
Wed August 26, 2009

Kentucky seems to be making progress in improving voting machines

Frankfort, Ky – With the aid of federal dollars, Kentucky counties appear to be making good progress in updating their voting machines. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has the story.

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Regional
11:53 am
Tue August 25, 2009

New research shows expanded gambling has little jobs impact

Bowling Green, Ky – An Economics Professor in Indiana has new research to consider in Kentucky's ongoing debate over whether to expand gambling. Governor Beshear supports slots machines at horse racing tracks as a means of boosting the state's signature industry and creating new revenue. But Dr. Michael Hicks of Ball State University says the impact on jobs will be minimal. Lisa Autry has our report.

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Regional
2:45 pm
Mon August 24, 2009

Both political parties looking to win Senate special election

Bowling Green, Ky – A special election in northeastern Kentucky will fill a vacant seat in the state Senate. Democrats are hoping to win the seat and cut into the GOP's majority. Republicans are putting up a candidate they believe can keep the seat in the party's hands. Lisa Autry reports that the party that controls the Senate controls a good deal of the state's political agenda.

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Regional
2:58 pm
Thu August 20, 2009

Job outlook worsens in Ky, but is there good news on the horizon?

Frankfort, Ky – There's more bad news on the unemployment front in Kentucky. But as Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports, there may be a glimmer of hope in the latest numbers.

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Health
9:35 am
Thu August 20, 2009

"Adopt-A-Backer" Program Providing Food to Needy Kentucky Kids

Bowling Green, Ky – An Elizabethtown-based group that serves 42 Kentucky counties is trying to get food to hungry children. Feeding America, Kentucky's Heartland is trying to rally support for its "Adopt-A-Backpacker" program, which provides basic food items for children to take home on the weekends. Each Friday, school personnel put a bag of food in the child's backpack. The organization's Development Director, Tami Delaney, says this is done to avoid stigmatizing the child. Kevin Willis reports.

Regional
9:25 am
Thu August 20, 2009

"Energy star qualified" appliances can save you money

Bowling Green, Ky – Energy experts says consumers can save a considerable amount of money each year by using household appliances which are "energy star qualified." Christian Ryan Downing is the sustainability coordinator at WKU. She says energy efficiency should be a top consideration when new refrigerators or dishwashers are purchased. She spoke to our Dan Modlin.

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Regional
4:48 pm
Wed August 19, 2009

Historic Frankfort home robbed

Frankfort, Ky – Miniature wedding portraits of Kentucky's first United States senator and his wife have been stolen from Liberty Hall, the couple's historic home in Frankfort. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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Regional
4:46 pm
Wed August 19, 2009

Beshear still trying to decide how much budget to cut

Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear is still weighing how much to cut state spending to make sure the commonwealth's budget will be balanced at the end of the current fiscal year. We get the latest from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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Regional
9:27 am
Wed August 19, 2009

Ky Supreme Court hears early prisoner release arguments

Frankfort, Ky – The Kentucky Supreme Court has heard oral arguments regarding a hotly-debated early release program for state prison inmates. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh was in the courtroom.

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