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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Agriculture
11:01 am
Wed March 11, 2009

Glasgow Group Sees Local Food Market as Key to Economic Health

Glasgow, Ky – A grassroots organization in Barren County is pushing for greater reliance on locally produced food. Sustainable Glasgow is one of a growing number of groups throughout the US focusing on the promotion of local food markets as a way to bolster the regional economy. Kevin Willis recently visited Glasgow to meet members of the group and find out what they hope to accomplish.

Regional
10:58 am
Wed March 11, 2009

Talk of special legislative session already making the rounds

Frankfort, KY – The current legislative session in Frankfort isn't even over yet, and there's already talk of a special session. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh explains.

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Regional
7:17 am
Wed March 11, 2009

Ky House passes bill including funds for public defenders

Frankfort, KY – The Kentucky House has approved a supplemental spending bill that provides additional funding for public defenders and prosecutors. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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