Bowling Green, Ky – The US Postal Service, including offices in our listening area, is facing big challenges this holiday season. It's not so much the volume of mail; in fact, there are fewer letters and packages being sent this holiday season. But lower volume means less dollars coming into the Postal Service. Lisa Autry reports.
Bowling Green, Ky – A Kentucky Airman who had been missing since his plane crashed in the Vietnam War will be buried at Arlington National Ceremony. His three children are planning to attend the service. One of them is Russell McElroy of Bowling Green. He spoke to our Dan Modlin about what it means to finally know his Father will receive the proper burial he earned.
Bowling Green, Ky – Brett Guthrie will soon go from the Kentucky Senate to the US House of Representatives. He recently came to WKU Public Radio to speak with Lisa Autry about the outlook for his first term as the state's 2nd District Congressman.
Bowling Green, Ky – It's the time of year when many Americans give to charities. Dan Modlin has this story about one group that claimed it was seeking donations on behalf of military veterans. As it turns out, the group was actually keeping the financial gifts for themselves.
Bowling Green, Ky – Two sisters from south-central Kentucky will graduate from WKU soon. Their journey to the commencement ceremony has been anything but usual. Kris and Sharon Schmucker are Mennonites, living in a community where formal education often ends in the 8th grade. They spoke to WKU Public Radio's Lisa Autry about their experience at WKU and their future plans.
Frankfort, Ky – Gov. Steve Beshear is proposing raising Kentucky's cigarette tax by 70 cents to generate $81 million over the next year to help offset a $456 million revenue shortfall. Tony McVeigh has details of the Governor's plan.
Frankfort, Ky – The former chancellor of the New York State University System is the new president of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.
Bowling Green, Ky – Many newspapers across the country, including the Louisville Courier-Journal and Lexington Herald-Leader, have been reducing their work forces. Leaders in the newspaper industry point to declining ad revenues, but WKU Photojournalism Program Coordinator James Kenney says lower circulations have hurt some papers, as well. He spoke to our Dan Modlin about the current health of the newspaper business.
Bowling Green, Ky – An expert in the field of interrogating terrorism suspects is speaking out against the use of torture. The man who led the interrogation team that uncovered information which led to the death of one of the most wanted terrorists in the world, Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi, says other techniques helped uncover the information needed to find and kill the Jordanian. For security purposes, our guest goes by a pseudonym. He spoke to our Dan Modlin.
Frankfort, Ky – It's D-Day for state agencies in Kentucky, which must report how they intend to reduce their budgets by four-percent. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh looks at how proposed cuts could affect the Department of Veterans Affairs.