Regional
9:42 am
Fri January 16, 2009

Stumbo gets ethics win against newspaper allegations

Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo

Frankfort, KY – There's some good news for Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo, who challenged ethics allegations leveled against him by one of the state's two largest newspapers. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh explains.

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Election 2008
5:02 am
Fri January 16, 2009

KY Arts Leaders Contemplate Role in Obama Era

Louisville, KY – President elect Barack Obama's plan to aid the national economy includes $350 billion in spending on infrastructure, from water systems to broadband networks. Cultural institutions aren't part of the package, but arts leaders in Kentucky and beyond are thinking more seriously about their infrastructure needs and their role in the economy.

Full story at WFPL news

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Regional
9:26 am
Thu January 15, 2009

Budget cuts could impact KSP recruiting goals

KSP recruits

Frankfort, KY – Legislative hearings on Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear's budget-balancing plan continue in Frankfort. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh zeroes in on how budget cuts are affecting one particular agency, Kentucky State Police.

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Regional
4:15 am
Thu January 15, 2009

Ky unemployment fund quickly running out of cash

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky's Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund is rapidly running out of money, but Governor Beshear is promising there will be no disruption in jobless benefits. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has more.

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Regional
3:10 am
Thu January 15, 2009

Warren County Palestinian anxiously watches news of Mideast violence

Bowling Green, Ky – For one Warren County man, the ongoing violence in Gaza hits close to home. Mohammed Maali is a Palestinian who has relatives in the West Bank. Lisa Autry paid Maali a visit at his home in Alvaton, and also spoke with Dr. Mitchell Bard of the American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise.

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Business
3:04 am
Thu January 15, 2009

Owensboro Leaders Looking to Create Downtown Living

Owensboro, Ky – Owensboro is following the national trend of encouraging the creation of downtown living spaces. The city is preparing to start the next phase of its downtown development project. Owensboro Downtown Development Executive Director Fred Reeves says the city wants several housing options to be available. He talked to WKU Public Radio about the next phase of the city's redevelopment.

Regional
2:08 am
Wed January 14, 2009

Rep. Richards: Beshear's cig tax hike likely won't pass

Bowling Green, Ky – A cornerstone of Governor Beshear's plan to balance the state's troubled budget is raising the commonwealth's cigarette tax from 30 cents a pack to $1. Speaking recently in Bowling Green, Rep. Jody Richards said he doubts such a steep increase would pass. Lisa Autry has this report on the prospects of changing Kentucky's cigarette tax.

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Regional
10:02 am
Tue January 13, 2009

Hearings underway in Frankfort on budget-balancing

Frankfort, KY – Legislative hearings on Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear's budget-balancing plan are scheduled to begin in Frankfort. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has more.

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Regional
9:59 am
Tue January 13, 2009

UK experts: ATV size guidelines inadequate for youths

Bowling Green, Ky – Researchers at the University of Kentucky say a study about ATVs indicates that youth size guidelines are inadequate. Dr. Andrew Bernard, a surgeon who was the principal investigator of the study, says too many young people are trying to operate large ATVs. He spoke with our Dan Modlin about the issue.

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Regional
9:56 am
Tue January 13, 2009

Democrats pick Mike Reynolds to run for Ky Senate seat

Bowling Green, Ky – Kentucky Democrats have picked Warren County attorney Mike Reynolds to run in the February special election for the now vacant 32nd district Senate seat. Reynolds will face fellow attorney J. Marshall Hughes, who is representing the Republican party. The seat covers Warren and Butler counties, and was left vacant when Brett Guthrie won last fall's U.S House race. Lisa Autry reports.

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