Bowling Green, Ky – With the November general elections approaching, a possible increase in the minimum wage is becoming a big campaign issue. Congress is expected to take up a bill that would raise the minimum wage to $7.25 an hour. One Kentuckian who has studied the issue says while the raise may be good politics, it's not good economics.
Bowling Green, Ky – A Kentucky farmer is helping to organize an effort to ship livestock to farmers along the Gulf Coast hit by Hurricane Katrina. Dan Modlin recently spoke to David Neville from Shelby County.
Frankfort, Ky – Now that federal investigators have completed their work at the site of Sunday's air disaster in Lexington, wreckage recovery operations are getting underway. There's also talk of erecting a memorial. Tony McVeigh reports.
Somerset, KY – While the specifics are being kept a secret, a state lawmaker says a major announcement is expected next week concerning a Pulaski County mental health facility. The Communities at Oakwood facility near Somerset is the Commonwealth's largest home for mentally retarded adults. Dan Modlin has more.
Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky's Attorney General is concerned over newspaper ads from law firms soliciting business from the families of victims of Sunday's air crash in Lexington. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports.
Bowling Green, Ky – In Kentucky, efforts are underway to create alternative fuels using crops raised in the Commonwealth. Dan Modlin speaks with Keith Rogers, with the Governor's Office of Agriculture Policy.
Frankfort, Ky – Governor Fletcher wants permanent closure of the Lexington runway on which a doomed Comair jet attempted to take off Sunday, killing 49 people. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports.
Bowling Green – Bowling Green attorney Steve Hixson is an airline transport pilot who spent years flying corporate jets for Fruit of the Loom. He speaks with Lisa Autry about the Comair crash and the potential fallout.