Bowling Green, Ky – Richard Norton Smith is one of America's foremost Abraham Lincoln scholars. He recently talked to Dan Modlin about the Lincoln presidency, including the modern misconception that Lincoln was extremely popular during his lifetime.
Frankfort, KY – A Kentucky senator wants the commonwealth to join the 31 states that already have nuclear power plants operating within their borders. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.
Bowling Green, Ky – The first tangible effects of the federal stimulus package may be noticed by states as soon as this week. Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear says Washington is expected to start doling out money soon for Medicaid costs. Governor Beshear expects the state to receive close to $1 billion in Medicaid help over the next two years. Lisa Autry reports.
Bowling Green, Ky – Shelters and rescue organizations across Kentucky are taking in hundreds of animals seized in Adair County. A Colombia man has pleaded not guilty to more than 300 charges of animal cruelty in the matter. Lisa Autry spoke with several shelter organizers who are taking in some of the animals.
Frankfort, KY – The Kentucky General Assembly appears poised to offer local school districts some flexibility in how they spend facilities construction funds. We get details from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.
Frankfort, KY – The state auditor's investigation of Bluegrass Airport in Lexington isn't the only audit story causing a stir in Kentucky. The top two leaders of the Kentucky General Assembly want to expand the legislature's authority to investigate state agencies. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports.
Bowling Green, Ky – Americans are seeing their retirement savings dwindle as the stock market continues to decline. However, now is the time when investors need to keep a long-term perspective. That's the opinion of Ed Wolfe, Professor of Finance at Western Kentucky University. Dr. Wolfe spoke with Dan Modlin about the need to keep some exposure to stocks--even after an investor retires--and what we can learn from previous bear markets.
Bowling Green, Ky – The Bowling Green General Motors facility famous for cranking out the Corvette is back up and running today. After two months off the job due to a drop in demand for vehicles, about 850 hourly employees are returning to work. But as Lisa Autry reports, things for GM aren't business as usual.
Frankfort, KY – Kentucky lawmakers got back to work Monday, officially convening the House and Senate for the first time since February 13th. Keeping track of action in the House was Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.