Regional
6:47 am
Thu March 19, 2009

With CATS gone, what standardized test is next for Ky students?

Frankfort, KY – School accountability standards in Kentucky will be radically redesigned under landmark legislation approved by the 2009 General Assembly. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has been keeping track of the legislation's trajectory.

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Regional
8:52 am
Wed March 18, 2009

Ky counselors want more support for sexual assault victims

Bowling Green, Ky – A public awareness campaign is underway in Kentucky this month to address the issue of sexual assault. Dr. Tammy Hatfield of Lindsey Wilson's School of Professional Counseling says its very important for friends and family members to be supportive of victims of this type of criminal activity. Dan Modlin reports.

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Regional
8:42 am
Wed March 18, 2009

WKU Hilltoppers ready for first round NCAA matchup

Bowling Green – The WKU men's basketball team is in Portland, Oregon ahead of the team's opening round NCAA tournament game against Illinois. Fans gave the Hilltoppers a big send-off Tuesday afternoon as they departed from the Bowling Green-Warren County Regional Airport. Lisa Autry spoke with Coach Ken McDonald about the Toppers chances in the tournament.

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Regional
7:26 am
Wed March 18, 2009

To save money, Ky's senior judges to stay behind the bench

Frankfort, KY – Senior judges in Kentucky are going to remain in their current positions for several months to help save the commonwealth some much-needed revenue. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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The Human Brain
8:12 am
Tue March 17, 2009

Vanderbilt Researchers Learning How We Arrive at Legal Decisions

Nashville, TN – All over the world, scientists are trying to unlock the secrets of the human brain. At Vanderbilt University in Nashville, researchers are engaged in cutting-edge experiments designed to reveal how we arrive at legal decisions, such as guilt and innocence. As Kevin Willis reports, the research could help us understand how juries and judges administer verdicts.

Regional
7:57 am
Mon March 16, 2009

Debate over indoor smoking policy not going away

Bowling Green, Ky – Supporters of smoke-free policies in Kentucky are hoping to eventually see those policies implemented statewide. Dr. Ellen Hahn, director of the Kentucky Center for Smoke-Free Policy, says time and money have to be invested for the effort to work. Opponents, on the other hand, believe the rights of business owners to set smoking policies should be preserved. Dan Modlin reports.

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Regional
7:48 am
Mon March 16, 2009

Legislature in recess; special session still a possibility

Frankfort, KY – In Frankfort, the hallways of the Kentucky State Capitol are quiet, after 28-days of frenetic legislative activity. But as Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports, the stillness is only temporary.

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Regional
7:46 am
Mon March 16, 2009

Gas tax will stay at current level, instead of dropping

Frankfort, KY – Acting simultaneously, the Kentucky House and Senate have given final approval to a revised road plan and a state gasoline tax freeze. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has details.

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Regional
8:54 am
Fri March 13, 2009

Bill passed that grants Ky school districts "disaster days"

Frankfort, KY – A bill granting disaster days to school districts that lost instructional time to this winter's destructive ice storm has won final Kentucky General Assembly approval. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has more.

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Regional
7:12 am
Thu March 12, 2009

Is honeymoon over for new House Speaker Stumbo?

House Speaker Greg Stumbo

Frankfort, KY – In January, former Kentucky Attorney General Greg Stumbo was elected Speaker of the House, heralding a new era in state politics. Two months later, it looks like the honeymoon for Speaker Stumbo's leadership skills is over. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has the story.

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