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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.