Regional
7:56 am
Wed March 25, 2009

At WKU, efforts underway to reach out to talented students

Bowling Green, Ky – A number of programs at Western Kentucky University are designed to encourage outstanding students to excel. Through the Honors College, the Center for Gifted Studies, and the Gatton Academy for Math and Science, students are being encouraged to thrive in challenging settings. Dan Modlin spoke with educational leaders on campus about how the state and nation can better cultivate and encourage talented students.

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Regional
7:46 am
Wed March 25, 2009

Governor, education leaders want tuition breaks to battle jobless rate

Frankfort, KY – Skyrocketing unemployment has Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and top education officials searching for ways to help the jobless pursue new skills and new careers. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh says tuition breaks is one idea getting a positive response.

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Regional
7:44 am
Wed March 25, 2009

Beshear hoping for legislative action in final days of session

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear is hoping House Democrats will waive new rules preventing them from acting on pending legislation in the waning days of the 2009 session. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has the latest.

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Regional
7:12 am
Tue March 24, 2009

Somerset Oakwood facility to get back some federal funding

Frankfort, KY – There's word from Washington the federal government will restore some of the funding yanked last year from the Communities at Oakwood in Somerset, Kentucky. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has details.

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Regional
6:58 am
Tue March 24, 2009

General Assembly may not take up any bills this week

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky House Democratic leaders say when the 2009 session resumes Thursday, no further votes will be taken on pending legislation unless their caucus members desire such action. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has more.

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Regional
7:46 am
Mon March 23, 2009

Two major issues await lawmakers in Frankfort

Frankfort, KY – The 2009 session of the Kentucky General Assembly ends this week. Kentucky Public
Radio's Tony McVeigh has an update on where the legislative process stands.

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Feeding America, Kentucky's Heartland
7:42 am
Mon March 23, 2009

Elizabethtown Program Provides Needy Children with Weekend Food

Elizabethtown, Ky – More than 3,000 children in a 21 county region in Kentucky are now receiving backpacks full of food on the weekend. Through a program of the Elizabethtown-based group known as Second Harvest, school children are given food items to make sure they have something to eat when they aren't at school. Dan Modlin recently spoke with Tami Delaney about the program, and has this report.

Regional
11:19 am
Fri March 20, 2009

Ky hoping to grow business of "agri-tourism"

Bowling Green, Ky – One of the newest industries in Kentucky is actually a combination of two of the state's oldest ones. Agri-tourism is being talked about and taught as a way to get some tourism dollars to farmers. In this report, Joe Corcoran speaks with Carl Chaney of Chaney's Dairy Barn fame about the movement.

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Regional
6:43 am
Fri March 20, 2009

Grayson pushing for passage of Ky campaign finance reform

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson is trying to keep alive an omnibus campaign finance bill awaiting final action in the 2009 General Assembly. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has details.

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Regional
7:46 am
Thu March 19, 2009

WKU energy policy puts emphasis on conservation

Bowling Green, Ky – WKU has unveiled a new energy policy, designed to reduce consumption. The plan calls for personal conservation, education, and building design that could lead to energy savings. Governor Beshear visited the campus Wednesday to announce the policy alongside WKU President Gary Ransdell. Dan Modlin was there and has this report.

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