Regional
11:13 am
Thu July 19, 2007

Head of Peabody Energy coming to Ky to discuss coal plant

Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky House Speaker Jody Richards won't have to fly to St. Louis to see the head of Peabody Energy. It turns out Peabody is coming to the Commonwealth. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has the story.

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Regional
9:24 am
Wed July 18, 2007

WKU fundraising breaks another school record

WKU VP for Institutional Advancement Tom Hiles

Bowling Green, Ky – The fiscal year that ended in June saw more fundraising records broken at WKU. Cash gifts given to the University increased by 21% over the previous year. WKU Vice President for Institutional Advancement Tom Hiles recently spoke to us about why so many people are contributing gifts to the school.

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Regional
11:47 am
Tue July 17, 2007

Ky volunteer agencies working to engage more male volunteers

Bowling Green, Ky – Many volunteer organizations in the region--and nation--are facing what some call a "gender gap." Statistics show many more women are willing to volunteer their time than men. For a group like Big Brothers Big Sisters, that presents serious challenges. Kevin Willis recently spoke to Brian Becker, program director at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southcentral Kentucky. The agency covers Warren, Barren, and Allen counties.

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Regional
4:18 am
Tue July 17, 2007

In Lexington, at-risk kids care for wild mustangs

Participants learning the ropes at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington

Lexington, Ky – An innovative program in Lexington is taking a new approach to reaching at-risk kids--many of whom come from inner cities. The Mustang Troop at the Kentucky Horse Park teaches the kids how to care for wild mustangs. Lisa Autry visited the camp to learn why the program has been such a success.

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Regional
8:54 am
Mon July 16, 2007

Ky school board scrambling to fill top post

Frankfort, Ky – Friday's sudden resignation of Barbara Erwin, Kentucky's new education commissioner, has the state school board scrambling to find a replacement. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has the latest from Frankfort.

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Regional
9:04 am
Fri July 13, 2007

Ky ends fiscal year with budget surplus, but there's a catch

Frankfort, Ky – For the fourth consecutive time, Kentucky has ended another fiscal year with a state budget surplus. But the chairman of the House budget committee says the surplus isn't real when you take into account state pension fund deficits and other long-term fiscal needs.

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Regional
9:01 am
Fri July 13, 2007

New development in debate over session on energy incentives

Frankfort, Ky – There's a new development in the ongoing debate over the necessity of Governor Fletcher's special legislative session on energy incentives.

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Regional
3:52 am
Fri July 13, 2007

Erwin resigns top Ky education position

Frankfort, Ky – Just three days before she was to begin work, the new Kentucky Education Commissioner has resigned her position. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports.

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Regional
11:52 am
Thu July 12, 2007

Ky's new ed commissioner still facing questions over past

Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky's new Education Commissioner soon begins work in Frankfort. But as Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports, questions over Barbara Erwin's background, integrity, and hiring persist.

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Regional
11:49 am
Thu July 12, 2007

Part 2: Ky community colleges reaching out to new students

Bowling Green, Ky – In part two of our series of reports on the expanding role of Kentucky's community colleges, we hear about the advantages of students attending these institutions before heading off to four-year colleges and universities.

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