Regional
4:09 am
Mon March 17, 2008

Congress considers broadband expansion

Bowling Green, Ky – There are currently several pieces of legislation before Congress that could help to expand broadband access across the US. Dr. Mark McElroy of the Bowling Green-based group, Connected Nation, says the state of Kentucky is serving as a role model for some plans to expand the technology. He spoke to our Dan Modlin.

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Regional
11:28 am
Fri March 14, 2008

Owensboro superdelegate is backing Clinton

Owensboro, Ky – With the Democratic presidential race coming down to the wire, there's a great deal of talk concerning delegates and superdelegates. Joe Corcoran recently went to Owensboro to meet Kentucky superdelegate Moretta Bosely. She says she's committed to Senator Hillary Clinton, but also thinks the race is so close Kentucky's primary in May could actually make a difference.

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Regional
11:22 am
Fri March 14, 2008

House ok's budget with cigarette tax hike

Frankfort, Ky – A new biennial state budget and the revenue package to fund it won approval Wednesday in the Kentucky House of Representatives. Keeping tabs on the five-hour debate was Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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Regional
11:21 am
Fri March 14, 2008

Drug diversion bill making way through Assembly

Frankfort, Ky – Legislation calling for treatment programs over prison time for some non-violent drug offenders is moving quickly through the Kentucky General Assembly. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has the latest.

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Fighting Meth in Kentucky
11:27 am
Tue March 11, 2008

Warren County Drug Task Forces Worry Over Funding Cuts

Bowling Green, Ky – Drug task forces across the US are predicting devastating consequences about an impending 67% reduction in federal funding. Tommy Loving of the Bowling Green-Warren County Drug Task Force says he fears a rise in the number of meth dealers if the group's budget is cut. Lisa Autry has our report.

Regional
3:54 am
Tue March 11, 2008

Budget committee ok's cigarette tax kike

Frankfort, Ky – A 25-cent increase in Kentucky's cigarette tax may be on the horizon if a state revenue plan approved by the House budget committee makes it all the way through the 2008 General Assembly. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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Regional
3:52 am
Tue March 11, 2008

"Read Kentucky" program seeing major successes

Bowling Green, Ky – The Housing Authority of Bowling Green is hosting a special adult reading program, in conjunction with WKU. Dr. Jim Berger is an associate professor of adult education at WKU. He says the Read Kentucky program is having a dramatic impact on some participants. One technique is improving participants' job skills by teaching them to read items such as recipes and safety instructions. He spoke to our Dan Modlin about the program.

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Regional
9:52 am
Fri March 7, 2008

"Hands" program aims to provide skills to new parents

Bowling Green, Ky – The goal of a program administered through local health departments is to turn new moms and dads into the best parents possible. It's called the "Hands" program, and it involves parenting experts making weekly visits to the homes of new parents. WKU Public Radio's Lisa Autry recently saw the program at work in Bowling Green, and has this story.

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Regional
9:46 am
Fri March 7, 2008

Beshear now favors big hike in cigarette tax

Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and House Democratic leaders are offering competing plans for raising desperately needed state revenue. As Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports, both plans include a cigarette tax increase.

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Regional
2:59 am
Thu March 6, 2008

WKU Early Childhood Center named for longtime supporters

Bowling Green, Ky – WKU has announced that the Early Childhood Center has been named for longtime supporters Dan and Vicki Renshaw. Their support is enabling the facility to provide a number of services to children with disabilities. Autism is a major target of the Center's efforts. Dan Modlin reports.

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