Regional
9:06 am
Tue August 11, 2009

Ky lawmakers want to tamp down prison costs

Frankfort, Ky – Prison costs in Kentucky are skyrocketing and state lawmakers know something must be done to get the situation under control. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh covered the latest hearing on the issue.

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Regional
4:28 pm
Thu August 6, 2009

New Warren County school first in US to be "net zero"

Bowling Green, Ky – The new Richardsville Elementary in Warren County is expected to be the first "Net Zero" school in the US. That means--on an annual basis--the facility would produce as much energy as it consumes. Architect Kenny Stanfield told WKU Public Radio its an interesting challenge to design such a facility. Dan Modlin has our report.

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Regional
2:44 pm
Thu August 6, 2009

New stamp honoring Kentucky unveiled

Frankfort, Ky – Gov. Steve Beshear has helped unveil a new United States Postal Service stamp honoring the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh dropped by the ceremony in the rotunda of the State Capitol.

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Regional
10:35 am
Thu August 6, 2009

Ky's new Education Commissioner officially on the job

Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky's new Commissioner of Education is on the job. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports on Terry Holliday's first working day in the commonwealth.

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Regional
9:26 am
Wed August 5, 2009

WKU's McChesney Field dedicated

Bowling Green, Ky – Officials at WKU say the new McChesney Field Campus will offer a variety of educational opportunities for students. Dr. John Bonaguro is the Dean of Allied Health and Human Services. Dr. Bonaguro says the newly-dedicated acreage will be a significant asset for the university for years to come. The property, which includes 140 acres in Warren County, is located near the Anna community. Dan Modlin reports.

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Regional
9:19 am
Wed August 5, 2009

Ky's new Education Commissioner officially on the job

Frankfort, Ky – Today is the first day on the job for Kentucky's new Commissioner of Education. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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Regional
10:27 am
Tue August 4, 2009

WKU trying to avoid big losses in endowment

WKU VP for Institutional Advancement Tom Hiles

Bowling Green, Ky – Some leading universities across the country have suffered serious losses to their endowment funds in the past year. Stock market drops have led to major declines in endowment funds at schools such as Harvard, Yale, and Stanford. WKU Vice-President for Institutional Advancement Tom Hiles says private giving has become increasingly important to many public--as well as private--universities. Hiles spoke to our Dan Modlin about WKU's approach to growing an endowment.

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Regional
9:27 am
Mon August 3, 2009

Fancy Farm 2009 creates controversy; political season now underway

Fancy Farm, Ky – Saturday's 129th Fancy Farm Picnic was a somewhat subdued affair, likely because it's not an election year in Kentucky. But as Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports, the 2010 U-S Senate race ignited a few sparks at the picnic.

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Regional
9:31 am
Fri July 31, 2009

KCTCS violated Open Records Act in Owensboro case

Frankfort, Ky – The Kentucky Attorney General's office says the Kentucky Community and Technical College System recently violated the state Open Records Act. We get details from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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Regional
9:22 am
Fri July 31, 2009

WKU focusing donors on long-term impact of private gifts

WKU VP for Institutional Advancement Tom Hiles

Bowling Green, Ky – Economic uncertainty is creating some additional challenges for universities and colleges as they try to raise money from private sources. Tom Hiles is Vice President for Institutional Advancement at WKU. He says donors and potential donors have suffered major losses in the stock market in the past year, often impacting how much they are able and willing to give. He spoke with our Dan Modlin about WKU's "New Century of Spirit" campaign.

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