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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.