Bowling Green – The owner of Ellis Park in Henderson says he will reduce the number of meets this season and shut down the track next year. The news came at a meeting yesterday of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. Lisa Autry has more.
Franklin, Ky – In Simpson County, business leaders and residents are wondering if federal help could come for the construction of an electric car plant. The project--which has been plagued with problems--is under new management which has applied for a $200 million loan from the US Department of Energy. WKU Public Radio's Lisa Autry visited Franklin to learn the latest on the electric car effort.
Bowling Green, Ky – Researchers in Kentucky are hoping to encourage more African-Americans to participate in research projects relating to dementia and alzheimer's disease. Dr. Deborah Danner is director of the African-American Dementia Outreach Partnership at the University of Kentucky. She says patients need to be aware of the benefits of getting proper medications in a timely manner. She spoke to our Dan Modlin.
Frankfort, KY – Discussion over how Kentucky high school coaches respond to athletes suffering from heat-related illnesses was front and center at a legislative hearing in Frankfort. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh was there.
Frankfort, KY – The Kentucky House is preparing to end the week by voting on a revised state road plan developed by legislative leaders during several weeks of closed-door negotiations. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has more.
Frankfort, KY – The long-term effects of this winter's ferocious ice storm in Kentucky may include utility rate increases linked to clean-up and repair costs. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh explains.
Bowling Green, Ky – The ongoing economic difficulty in the US has Americans doing something they haven't paid much attention to in recent years--saving money. The personal savings rate is up this year; last summer, it was as low as 0%. Lisa Autry reports on how increased savings could impact the broader economy.
Bowling Green, Ky – The statewide weather monitoring system known as the Kentucky mesonet is expected to expand this year. State climatologist Stuart Foster says 20 mesonet sites are already in operation, adding they've been providing useful information concerning hazardous weather in the commonwealth. Foster spoke with WKU Public Radio's Dan Modlin.
Frankfort, KY – Legislation aimed at helping bring a NASCAR Sprint Cup race to northern Kentucky is off to a fast start in the 2009 General Assembly. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh takes a detailed look at the measure and its potential impact.